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Stansfield Turner, C.I.A. Director Who Confronted Communism Under Carter, Dies at 94

Jan 18, 2018 - The New York Times

Stansfield Turner, who led the Central Intelligence Agency through four tumultuous years under President Jimmy Carter, starting small covert actions against international communism that grew into some of the biggest battles of the Cold War, died on Thursday at his home in Redmond, Wash. He was 94.

Mr. Turner’s longtime administrative assistant, Pat Moynihan, confirmed the death.

Mr. Turner was an admiral commanding the southern flank of NATO when Mr. Carter, a new president promisi...