Articles by Douglas Jehl



CIA Clearance Policy Hurts Hiring Practices

  • 09 June 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is reviewing security procedures that have led the agency to turn away large numbers of Arabic-language linguists and other potential recruits with skills avidly sought by the agency since the attacks of 2001, congressional and intelligence officials say.

Leaked CIA Document Predicts Worsening Iraq

  • 08 December 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
A classified cable sent by the Central Intelligence Agency's station chief in Baghdad has warned that the situation in Iraq is deteriorating and may not rebound any time soon, according to government officials.

Duelfer: Iraqis Had No WMD

  • 08 October 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Iraq had destroyed its illicit weapons stockpiles within months after the Gulf War of 1991, and its ability to produce such weapons had significantly eroded by the time of the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, the top U.S. inspector for Iraq said in a report made public Wednesday.

Review: No Basis for Charging Iran Group

  • 28 July 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
A 16-month review by the United States has found no basis to charge members of an Iranian opposition group in Iraq with violations of American law, though the group is listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government, according to senior American officials.

Taguba to Testify on Abu Ghraib

  • 12 May 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
As the son of a survivor of a Japanese prison camp whose military service went all but unrecognized for decades, Major General Antonio Taguba learned early lessons about right and wrong.

New to Job, Rice Focused on Traditional Fears

  • 06 April 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Condoleezza Rice was, perhaps, in the best position to galvanize the U.S. government to prevent terrorist attacks before Sept. 11, 2001. As national security adviser she sat at the nexus of the intelligence, foreign policy, defense and law enforcement agencies that shared responsibility for counterterrorism.

Hussein's Spies Could Aid U.S. Against Iran

  • 23 July 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Relying on the help of an Iraqi political party, the United States has moved to resurrect parts of the Iraqi intelligence service, with the branch that monitors Iran among the top priorities, former Iraqi agents and politicians say.

A Flap Over Iraq in U.S. Intelligence

  • 27 June 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The State Department's intelligence division is disputing the Central Intelligence Agency's conclusion that mysterious trailers found in Iraq were for making biological weapons, United States government officials said today.

Saudis Refuse Freeze On Bank Accounts

  • 28 November 01
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Saudi Arabia is balking at American requests to freeze the bank accounts of those the United States says are linked to terrorism, Saudi and American officials said Monday.

Time Traveling in Syria

Lebanon Absent but Vital to Any Deal