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White House Resists Change in Cuba Policy

“Here is the deal: By any objective measure U.S. policy towards Cuba over the last 50 years has been a failure,” says Rep. Jim McGovern, who organized a bipartisan effort to pressure the Bush administration to rethink Cuba policy in light of Fidel Castro’s resignation. But according to Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, America’s attempts to isolate Cuba economically and diplomatically won’t go away “any time soon.”

Posted on Feb 19, 2008 READ MORE


U.S. Gives Sudan Ultimatum

Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte has told the Sudanese government it must either cooperate with a U.N. peacekeeping plan or face sanctions. However, the U.S. has agreed to give U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon time to work with Khartoum before pressing the issue.

Posted on Apr 23, 2007 READ MORE


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Old Ideas, New Job

Bush’s former Iraq and U.N. ambassador, John Negroponte, currently the director of national intelligence, is expected to accept a tacit demotion in order to become Condoleezza Rice’s deputy at the State Department. As if shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic, the president continues to shift a cast of familiar characters he’s come to rely on to implement his failed policies.

Posted on Jan 4, 2007 READ MORE


Spy Chief Reportedly Blocking Iraq Report

Harper’s reports that John Negroponte, the administration’s director of national intelligence, has been “stonewalling” a new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iraq because, the magazine claims, he “knows that any honest take on the situation would produce an NIE even more pessimistic than the 2004 version.”

Posted on Jul 21, 2006 READ MORE


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CIA Director Resigns

Resigning unexpectedly 19 months after taking the job, Porter Goss leaves the spy agency in a “free fall,” according to earlier comments by one congresswoman. The CIA has been plagued with personnel losses and criticism by former officers.

Posted on May 5, 2006 READ MORE


Spy Chief Draws Bipartisan Criticism

Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on a lot these days, but they do agree that the U.S.’ new spy chief, John Negroponte, is “creating just another blanket of bureaucracy, muffling rather than clarifying the dangers lurking in the world,” according to the N.Y. Times.

Posted on Apr 20, 2006 READ MORE


The Banality of Intelligence

Walter Pincus, one of the best-informed national security reporters in the country, offers a video critique of the Senate appearance of the nation’s new spy chief.  | video

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


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