Archiv: Ronald Reagan

10.02.2019 - 17:01 [ New York Times ]


(2. Aug 1981) Others, including the C.I.A.’s critics, warn that if these restraints are loosened, the United States may well find itself slipping back to the situation that prevailed in the 1960’s, when the agency was virtually unbridled, when assassination of inconvenient foreign political figures was an acceptable technique, and when top officials cultivated a deliberate fuzziness that obscured the line of command from the President to the Director of Central Intelligence and on down to the operatives in the field. These critics fear that if the C.I.A. is given too much leeway in the means it employs, it may once again be tempted to interpret a President’s wishes in a way that will damage the good name and long-range interests of the United States.

27.01.2019 - 02:09 [ Neue Züricher Zeitung ]

Pompeo ernennt umstrittenen Diplomaten zum Venezuela-Sondergesandten

Nicht nur seine Rolle in der Iran-Contra-Affäre macht Elliott Abrams in Lateinamerika zu einer umstrittenen Figur. Er soll vorab vom Putschversuch im Jahr 2002 gegen Venezuelas damaligen Staatschef Hugo Chávez gewusst und diesen abgenickt haben, wie damals der britische «Observer» recherchiert hatte.