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DCI John Deutch Statement on Death of William Colby

May 13, 1996

We are deeply saddened by the loss of former Director of Central Intelligence William Colby. During his nearly 30 years of distinguished service in the Office of Strategic Services and the Central Intelligence Agency, Bill Colby demonstrated great courage, determination, and devotion to his country. As DCI, he used these qualities to guide the Agency through a difficult time. He faced up to severe challenges with openness and integrity. The people of the CIA and the Intelligence Community have lost an irreplaceable source of wisdom. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife and to the rest of his family.

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