The DNI’s Four Managers
John Negroponte has just named two “mission managers” for North Korea and Iran. Two others have already been appointed for counter-proliferation and counter-terrorism. [...]
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was the successor to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) after the Second World War. Its heyday was during the Cold War. CIA considers itself as the senior intelligence service among the US Intelligence Community. Before the establishment of the Defense Clandestine Service (DCS), it was the only agency able to carry out clandestine operations, through its National Clandestine Service (NCS).
The American administration and the Syrian government have been relying in recent weeks on back-door diplomacy deployed by powerful political and financial networks to help them negotiate an agreement on Iraq that bypasses the crisis over the assassination of former [...]
The high visibility of ambassador John Negroponte who took over in April as Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in the American media shouldn’t overshadow the powerful administrative service his principle deputy (DDNI), Air Force general Michael Hayden, is putting together. [...]