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12 February 2004

Bush Names Last Two Members to Commission to Study U.S. Intelligence on WMD

White House Report, Feb. 12: WMD Intelligence Commission, ambassadorial nominations

President Bush February 12 announced the names of the final two members of the nine-member Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.

They are Charles M. Vest and Henry S. Rowen.

Vest has served as President of MIT since 1990. He chaired the U.S. Department of Energy Task Force on the Future of Science Programs from 2002 to 2003. From 1993 to 1994, he chaired the President's Advisory Committee on the Redesign of the Space Station, and from 1994 to 2001 he served as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Rowen is the Edward B. Rust Professor of Public Policy and Management, Emeritus, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1989 to 1991, Chairman of the U.S. Intelligence Council from 1981 to 1983, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1961 to 1964.


WHITE HOUSE SENDS THREE AMBASSADORIAL NOMINATIONS TO SENATE

The White House February 12 announced that it had sent to the Senate for confirmation three ambassadorial nominations. They are:

Miles T. Bivins, of Texas, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Sweden;

Marc McGowan Wall, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Chad;

Richard S. Williamson, of Illinois, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Human Rights Commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.