- Making News: CIA Director Porter Goss ResignsAt the White House today, President Bush announced the resignation of Porter Goss as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The President expressed his appreciation for Goss' service, candid advice and candor. Walter Pincus, national security reporter for the Washington Post, looks back at the director's tenure and forward to possible candidates who might replace him.
- Reporter's Notebook: Former CIA Analyst Confronts Defense Secretary Rumsfeld
During a speech in Atlanta yesterday, Donald Rumsfeld was accused of lying by a former analyst for the CIA. The issue was whether the Defense Secretary said before the Iraq invasion that he knew where Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Ray McGovern, a CIA analyst for 27 years and now a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, was Rumsfeld's accuser.
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