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Lt. Gen. William E. Odom (Ret.) is senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and professor at Yale University. He was director of the National Security Agency from 1985 to 1988.

Lt. Gen. William E. Odom (Ret.) is senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and professor at Yale University. He was director of the National Security Agency from 1985 to 1988.
"Terrorism is not an enemy. It cannot be defeated. It's a tactic. It's about as sensible to say we declare war on night attacks and expect we're going to win that war. We're not going to win the war on terrorism. And it does whip up fear. Acts of terror have never brought down liberal democracies. Acts of parliament have closed a few."
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Ex-Director of the NSA Gen. William Odom correctly called the U.S. invasion the greatest strategic blunder in American history. But Bush, un-chastened, went on to preach a crusade for democracy with the goal of "ending tyranny in our world." What is the root of these astounding beliefs -- that Stalin would be a partner ...
Ex-Director of the NSA Gen. William Odom correctly called the U.S. invasion the greatest strategic blunder in American history. But Bush, un-chastened, went on to preach a crusade for democracy with the goal of "ending tyranny in our world." What is the root of these astounding beliefs -- that Stalin would ...

George W. Bush, with the U.S. establishment united behind him, invaded Iraq with the goal of creating a Vermont in the Middle East that would be a beacon of democracy to the Arab and Islamic world. Ex-Director of the NSA Gen. William Odom correctly called the U.S. invasion the greatest strategic blunder ...
George W. Bush, with the U.S. establishment united behind him, invaded Iraq with the goal of creating a Vermont in the Middle East that would be a beacon of democracy to the Arab and Islamic world. Ex-Director of the NSA Gen. William Odom correctly called the U.S. invasion the greatest strategic blunder ...
Ex-Director of the NSA Gen. William Odom correctly called the U.S. invasion the greatest strategic blunder in American history. But Bush, un-chastened, went on to preach a crusade for democracy with the goal of "ending tyranny in our world." What is the root of these astounding beliefs -- that Stalin ...
President Jimmy Carter's national-security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, was asleep in Washington, D.C., when the phone rang. His military aide, General William Odom, was calling to inform him that two hundred and twenty missiles launched from Soviet submarines were heading toward the United States.

His military aide, General William Odom, was calling to inform him that two hundred and twenty missiles launched from Soviet submarines were ... Their populations—composed in the main of the younger generation, which is restless, increasingly nationally self-conscious and more intensely Islamic in ...
Michael Hayden says they may have been leaked by insiders, most likely young CIA recruits, from the generation known as millennials. ... One more recent predecessor as NSA director was an Army General named William Odom, and Odom when he heard about Hayden, almost couldn't control himself.
Another former NSA director, Army Gen. William Odom, told an interviewer on Jan. 4, 2006, that Hayden 'should have been court-martialed.' “This sad reality was known to CBS and our mainstream media colleagues before Hayden was confirmed as CIA director on May 18, 2006, but we were successful in ...
Perhaps equally important, Odom was never a CNN general, broadcasting the Pentagon's talking points to a cable news audience. Amid the hysterical chatter over the global war on terrorism, he never lost sight of the larger issues of strategy. Odom's work speaks for itself. The Collapse of the Soviet Military ...
Washington has its share of retired generals who go on TV and blather the administration line fed them, we have recently learned, at private Pentagon briefings. And then there was Bill Odom. A retired three-star general who was once a senior officer on President Carter's national-security staff and later ...
William Odom, former head of the National Security Agency under President Reagan, passed away on Friday in Lincoln, Vermont. A West Point graduate, Gen. Odom served for 34 years until retiring in 1988. Specializing in Russian and Soviet affairs, Gen. Odom earned a Ph.D from Columbia University in ...
In addition to the president, a number of people and groups have supported increased US force levels. As General Colin Powell has said, before we consider sending additional US troops, we must examine what missions they will have. I would add that we ask precisely what those troops must do to reverse ...
Gen. William Odom says Vice President Cheney has it all wrong when he warns that the U.S. must stay in Iraq because failure there could prompt collapse elsewhere. In fact, now it looks like a new Arab-Israeli war could be breaking out precisely because our actions in Iraq have emboldened Iran and Syria.
Under the plan, Hungarian forces were meant to capture what was left of Vienna while Czechoslovak troops would be send into post-atomic Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart. The offensive would halt at the Rhine, similar to the plan presented by the fictional General Orlov in the 1983 James Bond film ...
I will just like to offer my five cents worth of contribution to all those discussions about the uncertainty that the entire world is facing now. In recent times, it is noticeable that the number of suicide bombings and senseless killings of human beings by terrorists seems to be on the rise. So far it seems that only ...
President Jimmy Carter's national-security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, was asleep in Washington, D.C., when the phone rang. His military aide, General William Odom, was calling to inform him that two hundred and twenty missiles launched from Soviet submarines were heading toward the United States.

His military aide, General William Odom, was calling to inform him that two hundred and twenty missiles launched from Soviet submarines were ... Their populations—composed in the main of the younger generation, which is restless, increasingly nationally self-conscious and more intensely Islamic in ...
Michael Hayden says they may have been leaked by insiders, most likely young CIA recruits, from the generation known as millennials. ... One more recent predecessor as NSA director was an Army General named William Odom, and Odom when he heard about Hayden, almost couldn't control himself.
Michael Hayden says they may have been leaked by insiders, most likely young CIA recruits, from the generation known as millennials. ... One more recent predecessor as NSA director was an Army General named William Odom, and Odom when he heard about Hayden, almost couldn't control himself.
Another former NSA director, Army Gen. William Odom, told an interviewer on Jan. 4, 2006, that Hayden 'should have been court-martialed.' “This sad reality was known to CBS and our mainstream media colleagues before Hayden was confirmed as CIA director on May 18, 2006, but we were successful in ...
Perhaps equally important, Odom was never a CNN general, broadcasting the Pentagon's talking points to a cable news audience. Amid the hysterical chatter over the global war on terrorism, he never lost sight of the larger issues of strategy. Odom's work speaks for itself. The Collapse of the Soviet Military ...
Washington has its share of retired generals who go on TV and blather the administration line fed them, we have recently learned, at private Pentagon briefings. And then there was Bill Odom. A retired three-star general who was once a senior officer on President Carter's national-security staff and later ...
William Odom, former head of the National Security Agency under President Reagan, passed away on Friday in Lincoln, Vermont. A West Point graduate, Gen. Odom served for 34 years until retiring in 1988. Specializing in Russian and Soviet affairs, Gen. Odom earned a Ph.D from Columbia University in ...
In addition to the president, a number of people and groups have supported increased US force levels. As General Colin Powell has said, before we consider sending additional US troops, we must examine what missions they will have. I would add that we ask precisely what those troops must do to reverse ...
Gen. William Odom says Vice President Cheney has it all wrong when he warns that the U.S. must stay in Iraq because failure there could prompt collapse elsewhere. In fact, now it looks like a new Arab-Israeli war could be breaking out precisely because our actions in Iraq have emboldened Iran and Syria.
Under the plan, Hungarian forces were meant to capture what was left of Vienna while Czechoslovak troops would be send into post-atomic Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart. The offensive would halt at the Rhine, similar to the plan presented by the fictional General Orlov in the 1983 James Bond film ...
(RNN) – Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria addressed all 4,000 cadets and staff as he condemned racism in a 5-minute ...
His military aide, General William Odom, was calling to inform him that two hundred and twenty missiles launched from Soviet submarines were ...
His military aide, General William Odom, was calling to inform him that two hundred and twenty missiles launched from Soviet submarines were ...
The statue of the Confederate general would remain until a legal battle is resolved over the issue of removing ... The same goes for the Gen.
... state borders to help those in need, to provide relief, that's what makes the National Guard special," said LANG Adjutant General, Maj. Gen.
A baby is unloaded from a plane after being evacuated from Corpus Christi, TX. (Source: Cook Children's Hospital via CNN). (CNN) - As ...
The New Orleans Inspector General, who has been critical of the Sewerage and Water board in the past, sent a scathing letter to New Orleans ...
“Do we have big shoes to fill? Yes. Do we have things we want to set as traditions? Absolutely,” said Leslie Goodrum, Principal at General ...
Gen. Kelly has been a star, done an incredible job thus far, ... I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly ...
Spring and early summer bring to a population explosion to parts of South Louisiana, from ravenously hungry mockingbird chicks to roseate ...
The Pelzer Dollar General location is already open, but an official grand opening will be held at 8 a.m. on July 8. The event is expected to ...
Mississippi adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Janson D. Boyles, said last week at Camp Shelby the unit received high praise from the Army.
The Culligan Water Conditioning company can't answer their phones fast enough after the discovery of GenX in the Cape Fear River. (Source: ...
GOP congressman goes on attack over Islamic radicals: 'Kill them all' US Rep. Clay Higgins says that all radical Islamic terrorists should be ...
His military aide, General William Odom, was calling to inform him that ... of the younger generation, which is restless, increasingly nationally ...
Lt General (R) Asad Durrani is a former Director-General of Pakistan's ... Pakistan, the American General William Odom, and me, terrorism — 'targeting .... But a new generation of jihadis saw the world very differently: why fight ...
It is the younger generation that understands new technology. ... Ray McGovern: It is very painful to hear General Hayden say those things, ... was an Army General named William Odom, and Odom when he heard about ...
Years later, I learnt that a military man, the American general William Odom too had stated on C-Span that terrorism was a tactic. In 1997 ...
His military aide, General William Odom, was calling to inform him that two hundred and twenty missiles launched from Soviet submarines were ...
His military aide, General William Odom, was calling to inform him that two hundred and twenty missiles launched from Soviet submarines were ...
Gen. Hayden was the first director of NSA to violate his oath to the U.S. ... Yet, former NSA directors William Odom and Bobby Ray Inman spoke ... And President Bush “should be impeached,” added the general with equal fury.
Odom_4 Lieutenant General William Odom (US Army retired) was laid to rest this week at Arlington Cemetery. He passed away suddenly when ...
Lieutenant-General William Odom, who has died aged 75, was one of the pre-eminent Sovietologists and Russian speakers in the American ...


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