11 June 2003
TENET ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DAVID KAY AS SPECIAL ADVISOR
Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet announced today the
appointment of Dr. David Kay as Special Advisor for Strategy regarding
Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Programs.
Dr. Kay, 63, will be based in Iraq and will be in charge of refining
the overall approach for the search for Iraqs weapons of mass
destruction. The Department of Defenses Iraq Survey Group will
provide direct support to the Special Advisor.
In announcing the appointment Director Tenet said: David Kays
experience and background make him the ideal person for this new role.
His understanding of the history of the Iraqi programs and knowledge
of past Iraqi efforts to hide WMD will be of inestimable help in determining
the current status of Saddam Husseins illicit weapons.
Dr. Kay, working for IAEA and UNSCOM, led three arms inspection missions
as chief nuclear weapons inspector in Iraq during 1991-92. Most recently
he has served as a Senior Fellow at the Arlington, Virginia-based think
tank, The Potomac Institute.
Dr. Kay has a BA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and
a Masters in International Affairs and Ph.D. degree from Columbia University.
He is a recipient of the IAEAs Distinguished Service Award and
the U.S Secretary of States Commendation.
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