THE SOCIETY OF FORMER SPE- CIAL AGENTS OF THE FBI, INC. -- HON. HENRY J. HYDE (Extension of Remarks - February 21, 1990)

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in the House of Representatives


Whereas the patriots who established us as one nation under God did so through the application of all the arts and skills of war and deception;

Whereas these included the tools and weapons of the ancient craft of intelligence utilized by all nations since time immemorial;

Whereas such tools and weapons include intelligence collection and use, counterintelligence ploys, covert action and a wide variety of methods and procedures to defend and preserve a body of people and its heritage;

Whereas the Government established by our founding fathers is of the people, by the people and for the people;

Whereas any attack against, or threat to, that Government is an attack on, or threat to, each of us individually;

Whereas every tried and true countermeasure should be available to our intelligence agencies to defeat the subtle espionage and subversive attacks against our strength and security which are constantly being waged with all the weapons of guile, deception and deceit: Now therefore be it

Resolved, That we, the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Incorporated, support the use and application of the tools and weapons of the intelligence craft, including intelligence collection, counterintelligence, and covert action, and urge their use in the defense of our people and the accomplishment of our Government's goals of survival and peace for all nations.