Monday, September 12, 2005

Hank has come in out of the cold

Henry "Hank" Crumpton persistently pressed the CIA to do more in Afghanistan before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Photo by Rhonda Shore, Office Of the Coordinator For Counterterrorism

Believe it or not, this guy holds the rank of Ambassador; he's the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the State Department. Check out his resume; how much do you think has been left unsaid?
Mr. Henry A. Crumpton was sworn in as Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the Department of State with the rank of Ambassador at Large on August 2, 2005. Mr. Crumpton joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1981 and served as an operations officer both at headquarters and abroad. He has served in several foreign field assignments, two as Chief of Station. In Washington, Mr. Crumpton held senior management positions, including a one-year assignment at the Federal Bureau of Investigation as Deputy Chief of the International Terrorism Operations Section, 1998-1999. Mr. Crumpton was also Deputy Chief (Operations) of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center, 1999-2001, and led the CIA’s Afghan campaign, 2001-2002. Mr. Crumpton served as Chief of National Resources Division from August 2003 until June 2005.

He evidently is a man of mythic, anonymous proprotions. He's a source behind a book published this month, Transforming U.S. Intelligence, that looks to push the nation further with regard to gathering and handling intelligence.

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