| Richard Armitage |
(spook, politician, deep politician)
|Born||Richard Lee Armitage|
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
|Alma mater||United States Naval Academy|
|Spouse||Laura Samford Armitage|
|Member of||Australian American Leadership Dialogue, Center for Strategic and International Studies/Board and Staff, Center for a New American Security/People, Le Cercle, US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce|
"A sophisticated member of the top echelons of the U.S. government"
Richard Armitage is "a sophisticated member of the top echelons of the U.S. government", i.e. a member of the US Deep State. He admits publicly released the classified information that Valerie Plame Wilson was a CIA spook, and so triggering the Plame affair, although he has claimed it was inadvertent because it was "just an offhand question."
An event carried out
|"Iran-Contra"||A drug trafficking/weapons smuggling operation carried out in the 1980s with the approval of the top of the US government.|
- Smith, R. Jeffrey (September 8, 2006). "Armitage Says He Was Source of CIA Leak". The Washington Post. p. A03. Retrieved 2007-01-27. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
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- Matt Apuzzo (September 8, 2006). "Armitage Says He Was Source on Plame". ABC News. Associated Press.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
- Document:Fifty Years of the Deep State