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President Clinton formally nominated Michael Carns as Director of the CIA at a White House ceremony this afternoon. TIME Washington correspondent Douglas Waller says Senate confirmation prospects are bright for the retired Air Force general. Senate intelligence committee chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), whose panel decides whether to forward the nomination to the full Senate, today said he foresaw no roadblocks. Carns listed his own concerns as follows: "The Cold War may have passed into history, but regional instability, terrorism, drug trafficking, crime and the proliferation of nuclear weapons all loom large."