Webster's Words

LAUNCHING AN INQUIRY

Former FBI Director William H. Webster, 76, who ran the bureau under Carter and Reagan and the Central Intelligence Agency under Reagan and Bush, has consented to lend a little of his luster to FBI Director Louis Freeh, who is struggling to dispel the taint of the FBI's worst spy scandal. As head of an inquiry into the intelligence disaster, Webster says sympathetically that decades of experience have taught him one thing: "There is no absolutely fail-safe setup that will quickly and immediately identify a good man or woman who goes sour. So our focus will be on shortening the distance...

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