john negroponte

White House Resists Change in Cuba Policy

Feb 20, 2008
"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."

U.S. Gives Sudan Ultimatum

Apr 24, 2007
Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte has told the Sudanese government it must either cooperate with a UN peacekeeping plan or face sanctions However, the US has agreed to give U Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon time to work with Khartoum before pressing the issue.

Old Ideas, New Job

Jan 4, 2007
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.
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Spy Chief Reportedly Blocking Iraq Report

Jul 21, 2006
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."

CIA Director Resigns

May 5, 2006
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.

Spy Chief Draws Bipartisan Criticism

Apr 20, 2006
Democrats and Republicans don't agree on a lot these days, but they do agree that the US' 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.