CIA/Directorate of Operations

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PredecessorCIA Directorate of Plans
SuccessorNational Clandestine Service
Formation1 March 1973
Extinction13 October 2005
Typeintelligence agency

The Directorate of Operations (DO) serves as the clandestine arm of the Central Intelligence Agency[1], it's core mission is to: "strengthen national security and foreign policy objectives through the clandestine collection of human intelligence (HUMINT) and Covert Action."[2] The office has been renamed, or was merged with other, newly created offices several times over the years. It was known as the Directorate of Plans from 1951 to 1973; as the Directorate of Operations from 1973 to 2005; and as the National Clandestine Service from 2005 to 2015.[3]

People

Deputy Director for Operations



References

  1. Directorate of Operations (DO) FAQ saved at Archive.org
  2. Directorate of Operations (DO) Mission Statement saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
  3. CIA Celebrates 60 Years, CIA, 15 March 2010.
  4. William H. Webster, Chronology of CIA's Senior Management Structure, CIA, 2 July 1991, archived at Federation of American Scientists.
  5. Steve Coll, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, Penguin, 2005, p.xv.
  6. Tim Weiner, Facing Ouster, Top U.S. Spy Plans to Retire, New York Times, 3 May 1995.
  7. MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG AND POLICE COMMISSIONER RAYMOND W. KELLY ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENT OF DAVID COHEN IN NEWLY-CREATED POST OF DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INTELLIGENCE, Office of the Mayor, City of New York, 24 January 2002.
  8. DCI Announces Departure of Jack Downing, CIA, 7 May 1999.
  9. CIA Deputy Director for Operations Announces Retirement, CIA, 4 June 2004.
  10. Mark Mazzetti, A Storied Operative Returns to the C.I.A., New York Times, 30 May 2006.
  11. Excerpts of Remarks by the CIA Director at Ceremony for the NCS Director, CIA, 28 August 2007.