Stansfield Turner

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Born 1923-12-01
Highland Park, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater Amherst College, United States Naval Academy, Exeter College (Oxford)
Religion Christian Scientist
Party Democratic

CIA.svg Director of Central Intelligence Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
March 9, 1977 - January 20, 1981
Preceded by E. Henry Knoche
Succeeded by William Casey

Employment.png President of the U.S. Naval War College

In office
June 30, 1972 - August 9, 1974

Employment.png President of the Naval War College

In office
June 30, 1972 - August 9, 1974

Stansfield Turner was Jimmy Carter's Director of Central Intelligence.


Stansfield Turner attended Amherst College, possibly at the same time as fellow DCIA William Webster.

Purging the CIA

When Stansfield Turner learned of Ted Shackley and Ray Cline's close friendship with Edwin Wilson,[1] he pressured them both to quit the CIA and also removed a lot of top officers from the organisation. Peter Dale Scott suggests that far from limiting the influence of the US deep state, it relocated to offshore milieux - such as Le Cercle and The Safari Club - that were probably more or less unknown to Stansfield Turner, so by the late 1970s, the deep state was more secure than ever.[2]

Operation Gladio

Full article: Operation Gladio

During a television interview in Italy in 1990, Stansfield Turner refused to confirm or deny that the Italian Strategy of Tension was orchestrated within the CIA. Out of respect for the victims of the numerous massacres, the Italian journalist conducting the interview insisted that Turner clarify the strategy of tension. But Turner angrily ripped off his microphone and concluded the interview by shouting: "I said, no questions about Gladio!"[3]


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