February 1998 Intelligence News
- Global Hawk completes first flight Released: Mar 2, 1998 EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) -- Global Hawk, the Department of Defense's newest reconnaissance aircraft, successfully flew for the first time at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 28.
- LIBYA / LOCKERBIE VOA 28 February 1998 - THE LIBYAN FOREIGN MINISTRY CALLS FRIDAY'S RULING BY THE WORLD COURT A GREAT VICTORY.
- OLYMPIC BOMBING VOA 28 February 1998 -
LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES MAY HAVE FOUND EVIDENCE LINKING SEVERAL BOMBINGS IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES.
- ATTORNEY GENERAL RENO UNVEILS NEW CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION CENTER FEBRUARY 27, 1998 -- Attorney General Janet Reno today announced a new center to protect the United States' critical infrastructure, which includes everything from technology to telecommunications to transportation.
- CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION ADDRESS BY ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO February 27, 1998 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- LOCKERBIE / BRITAIN Voice of America 27 February 1998
- ISRAEL / MOSSAD Voice of America 27 February 1998
- WORLD COURT/LIBYA VOA 27 February 1998 -
THE WORLD COURT HAS RULED THAT THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL'S RESOLUTIONS ON LOCKERBIE DO NOT CANCEL THE COURT'S RIGHT TO SETTLE THE QUESTION.
- CODE TALKERS VOA 27 February 1998 -
CARL GORMAN DIED EARLIER THIS MONTH. HE WAS NINETY YEARS OLD. MISTER GORMAN WAS THE OLDEST
OF A SPECIAL GROUP OF AMERICANS WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR TWO -- "CODE TALKERS"
- TRANSCRIPT: BEERS BRIEFING AT STATE DEPARTMENT ON INCSR REPORT 27 February 1998
- LEVIN IS LEADING CANDIDATE FOR MOSSAD CHIEF ISRAEL LINE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1998
- SEN. SHELBY'S RECENT COMMENTS REGARDING POSSIBLE USE OF COVERT ACTION TO REMOVE SADDAM HUSSEIN February 26, 1998
- C.I.A. Drafts Covert Plan to Topple Saddam By TIM WEINER The New York Times February 26, 1998
- U-S DRUG REPORT Voice of America 26 February 1998
- PENTAGON COMPUTER BREAK-IN Voice of America 26 February 1998
- ISRAEL / MOSSAD Voice of America 26 February 1998
- ISRAELI SPIES Voice of America 26 February 1998
- WORLD COURT / LOCKERBIE VOA 26 February 1998 - THIS INITIAL JUDGEMENT WILL DECIDE ONLY IF THE WORLD COURT HAS THE LEGAL RIGHT TO CONTINUE HEARING THE CASE.
- CONGRESS-COLOMBIA VOA 26 February 1998 -
THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAVE PRAISED THE EFFORTS OF COLOMBIA'S NATIONAL POLICE AS THAT COUNTRY'S MAIN WEAPON AGAINST THE DRUG CARTELS.
- COLOMBIA REACT VOA 26 February 1998 - THE UNITED STATES CONSIDERS COLOMBIA DECERTIFIED, WITH A WAIVER THAT CONTINUED COOPERATION IS IN THE U-S NATIONAL INTEREST.
- MOSSAD AGENT ARRESTED IN SWITZERLAND ISRAEL LINE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1998 - The Swiss Attorney General denied reports indicating that the operation involved Mossad wiretapping of Iran's mission to the United Nations.
- DOD on alert against computer intrusions Released: Feb 26, 1998 by Senior Master Sgt. Jim Katzaman Air Force News Service WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department takes seriously what its deputy secretary calls a "wake-up call" against the threat of computer hackers.
- Special Forces train in Baltics by Sgt. 1st Class T. Anthony Bell RIGA, Latvia, (Army News Service, Feb. 25, 1998) -- A U.S. Army Special Forces unit, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), based at Fort Carson, Colo., deployed in mid-January with approximately 70 soldiers to the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for Exercise Baltic Venture 98.
- UNAVOIDABLE (Commentary by Oded Granot, "Ma'ariv", Feb 25, 1998, p. A2) The position of Director of the Mossad is built entirely on trust. The Masha'al affair led to a loss of trust between the Mossad director and the Prime Minister.
- Cyber attacks -- Media Encounter with Deputy Secretary Hamre 25 February 1998
- C-I-A / MUSLIMS Voice of America 25 February 1998
- ISRAEL/MOSSAD Voice of America 24 February 1998
- MOSSAD HEAD DANNY YATOM RESIGNS POST Jerusalem, February 24, 1998
- CAPTURED IRAQI SECRET POLICE FILES Voice of America 23 February 1998
- CIA/BAY OF PIGS REPORT Voice of America 23 February 1998
- ATF PROBES LARGEST EXPLOSIVES THEFT IN PAST YEARS Feb. 20, 1998 --The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) today announced a reward for information concerning the theft of a large quantity of explosives occurring between Feb. 13 and Feb. 16, 1998, at the C and K Coal Company, Route 58 West, Sligo, Pa. The theft included approximately 2,000 pounds of explosive materials, including ANFO blasting agent.
- SUBWAY TERROR Voice of America 20 February 1998
- FBI BIO SUBSTANCE ARRESTS Voice of America 19 February 1998
- MILITIA REACT Voice of America 19 February 1998
- NEW YORK THREAT Voice of America 19 February 1998
- CLINTON ON ARREST OF MEN WITH BIOLOGICAL AGENT 19 February 1998
- TEXT: RUDMAN, HARRINGTON TO HEAD INTELLIGENCE ADVISORY BOARD USIA 18 February 1998
- RUDMAN, HARRINGTON TO HEAD INTELLIGENCE ADVISORY BOARD 18 February 1998
- MOSSAD CHIEF PROMISES TO REMAIN IN POST ISRAEL LINE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1998
- ISRAEL / MOSSAD Voice of America 16 February 1998
- WHOSE IS THE RESPONSIBILITY; WHAT IS THE NATURE OF THE JUDGEMENT? (Op-ed by Shlomo Gazit, "Ma'ariv", Feb 16, 1998, p.B5) The reasons for the operational failure in the Masha'al affair are found in the answers to the headline's questions.
- THE UNFINISHED STORY (Commentary by Ron Ben-Yishai, "Yediot Ahronot", Feb 15, 1998, p.1,22) The watered down and splintered report that the Ciechanover Committee will submit to the prime minister tomorrow will not be the final word.
- CIECHANOVER'S HEART (Commentary by Nahum Barnea, "Yediot Ahronot", Feb 15, 1998, pp. 1,22) Ciechanover thought that Yatom had erred -- but that there was no malice or criminal negligence involved.
- NO MORE SECRET POLICE Voice of America 15 February 1998
- Atlas II AC 109 launches despite uncooperative acts by
Mother Nature Astro News Feb. 13, 1998 Howard Antelis Public Affairs Office
- LATAM / DRUG TRAFFICKING Voice of America 13 February 1998
- MCCAFFREY / DRUGS Voice of America 13 February 1998
- ALBRIGHT-COLOMBIA HELICOPTERS Voice of America 12 February 1998
- [EXCERPTS] Force structure changes announced Released: Feb 10, 1998
- NEW UAV TESTED ABOARD MCAGCC TO BE PART OF GROUND-BREAKING DEPLOYMENT By Sgt. Heath Hamacher (Feb 10) -- The newest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, the Expendable Drone Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, is currently undergoing field experiments aboard the Combat Center with the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab.
- Secretary Peņa Strengthens DOE Intelligence Programs -February 10, 1998 -- Energy Secretary Federico Peņa today announced the reorganization of intelligence programs at the Department of Energy to improve counterintelligence capabilities and enable better coordination with national law enforcement agencies.
- CABINET APPROVES DRAFT GSS LAW Jerusalem, 8 February 1998
(Communicated by the Justice Ministry Spokeswoman) The Cabinet approved the draft General Security Services Law.
- COURT OF APPEALS FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AFFIRMS CONVICTION OF AIRCRAFT HIJACKER Department of Justice News Release - FEBRUARY 6, 1998
- CHINESE RESTRICTIONS ON INTERNET VOA 04 February 1998
- Beyond Top Secret CBS Eye on America / CBS Evening News 04 Feb 98
- MARINE MAIL: WE NEED A STANDARD PUBLICATION FOR RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE By Gunnery Sgt. Jon C. Couch (Feb 3) - The Marine Corps Reference Publication (MCRP) 3-11.6A, Reconnaissance Patrol Leaders Handbook, is going through final editing at Ground Doctrine in Quantico, Va.
- CONGRESS APPROVES FUNDING FOR U.S. ARMY SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS February 2, 1998
- HAITI / POLICE VOA 02 February 1998
- JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SEEKS 4.4 PERCENT INCREASE IN FY 1999 BUDGET TO CONTINUE THE FIGHT AGAINST YOUTH VIOLENCE, ILLEGAL DRUGS, CYBERCRIME, AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION Department of Justice News Release - FEBRUARY 2, 1998
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