18 January 2018
It is with sadness that I note the passing of the former Director of our Agency, Admiral Stansfield Turner. Admiral Turner was a devoted patriot and public servant who led our Agency through a turbulent period of history, including both the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Iranian revolution. An analyst at heart, Admiral Turner championed analytic innovation and applied his extensive military knowledge and insight to the challenges of the day, even taking a direct role in preparing the annual estimates on Soviet offensive strategic nuclear forces.
On behalf of all of us at CIA, I pass along our deepest condolences to Admiral Turner’s family, and I thank them for his faithful service to our country.
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