The former CIA Director Porter Goss has given the go-ahead for the destruction of tapes depicting brutal interrogation of two terrorist suspects.
According to CIA's internal e-mails, in 2005, then Director of the agency's clandestine service Jose Rodriguez ordered the destruction of hundreds of torture tapes — a move "approved" by the Goss.
However, Rodriguez had expressed concern over the destruction of the 92 tapes saying it would be "devastating" to the CIA if they ever surfaced, the...Read Full Story
CIA Director Michael Hayden announced he is bringing back Michael Sulick to head clandestine services. The return of this highly regarded career CIA officer was well received among intelligence professionals and nonpartisan observers. Centrists and independents should be heartened by the continued depoliticization of American intelligence.The degradation of the CIA as a professional intelligence service began under President Clinton and accelerated under President Bush. Foreign policy was a...Read Full Story
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday announced joint appointments to a landmark ethics review board that for the first time will allow private citizens to review allegations against members.
Still, four out of six members of the board for the newly created Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) will be former members of Congress, including former CIA Director Porter Goss (R-Fla.), who will serve as co-chairman.
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A community guide to Porter J. Goss and the Central Intelligence Agency. Porter J Goss was the last Director of Central Intelligence and the first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Previously he served Florida in the U.S. Congress.