Nation: Has the Admiral Gone Adrift?

So ask critics of CIA's Turner

"He's an innovator and a shaker," says an admiral. "But he couldn't command a rowboat. He can't get along with people." Observes a former CIA director: "I get the distinct impression that he doesn't know how to run that place." Declares an old agency hand: "He's a disaster."

The object of this criticism is CIA Director Stansfield Turner, 55, who last week was being blamed by critics for the CIA'S failure to warn the White House months ago that Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi was in danger of losing his...

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