July 1999 Intelligence News
- NUMBER ONE TERRORIST Voice of America 31 July 1999 -- At rallies in Pakistan and Afghanistan,
demonstrators have warned the United States not to
mount another attack on Osama Bin Laden.
- AFGHAN - BIN LADEN Voice of America 30 July 1999 -- Osama bin Laden has reportedly decided to leave Afghanistan because of fears of expected attacks from the United States.
- MCCAFFREY - LATAM DRUGS Voice of America 30 July 1999 -- With Colombia's peace process faltering,
newspapers in Bogota are speculate that U-S troops
will be sent to take over the country's anti-narcotics
effort - and to combat the leftist rebels who are
widely believed to profit from the drug trade. But
White House Drug Policy Director McCaffrey says
nothing could be further from the truth.
- Remains of Four Found at Colombia Crash Site American Forces Press Service 30 July 1999 -- A U.S.-Colombian search team recovered remains of four Americans aboard a U.S. Army reconnaissance plane that slammed into a mountain July 23 while on a counterdrug mission.
- U-S - COLOMBIA DRUG WAR Voice of America 29 July 1999 -- The growing involvement of the United States in
Colombia's drug war threatens to spill over into the
decades-long conflict between the government and leftist guerrilla groups.x
- CORPORATE INTELLIGENCE Voice of America 29 July 1999 -- Spies have been gathering intelligence for
governments for centuries. Now there is a growing
use of intelligence experts in business.
- COLOMBIA DRUGS Voice of America 28 July 1999 -- Colombia is asking the United States for
more help to combat drugs - a fight that is complicated
by the involvement of leftist guerrillas in the drug trade.
- COLOMBIA-U.S. PLANE Voice of America 28 July 1999 -- U-S and Colombian officials are denying a
newspaper report that a U-S military plane which
crashed in southern Colombia Friday was gathering
intelligence information on leftist guerrillas.
- U.S. - COMPUTERS Voice of America 28 July 1999 -- The Clinton administration is developing a
government-wide plan to protect the nation's computer
networks from intruders - including hostile
governments that may try to attack U.S. cybersystems
in an effort to harm government operations or the country's economy.
- AFGHAN OFFENSIVE Voice of America 28 July 1999 -- Afghanistan's Taleban movement has launched
major offensives against opposition forces near the capital, Kabul.
- PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES J. SHELBY BRYAN AS MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT'S FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE ADVISORY BOARD July 27, 1999 -- Mr. J. Shelby Bryan, of New York, New York, has been a pioneer in wireless communications, both domestically and internationally.
- COLOMBIA-PLANE-DRUGS Voice of America 26 July 1999 -- Rescue workers in Colombia have been hampered by the weather in determining whether plane wreckage spotted in the Colombian jungle belongs to a U-S military aircraft that disappeared during an anti-drug mission.
- Retirement ceremony honoring Lt. Gen. Hughes, director, DIA July 25, 1999 -- A retirement ceremony honoring Lt. Gen. Patrick M. Hughes, director, Defense Intelligence Agency will be held at 10 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, July 28, at Summerhall Field, Fort Myer, Va.
- CONGRESS-LIBYA Voice of America 22 July 1999 -- : A U-S CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE IS LOOKING INTO PROSPECTS FOR IMPROVED RELATIONS WITH LIBYA. A TOP CLINTON ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TOLD THE PANEL THE U-S APPROACH SHOULD MIX HOPE AND CAUTION.
- HOUSE VOTES SHARP INCREASE IN FUNDING FOR EMBASSY SECURITY USIA 22 July 1999 -- The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to spend some $1,400 million next year -- more than four times the amount requested by the Clinton administration -- to rebuild or remodel U.S. embassies around the world to increase their security.
- Libya Must Fulfill All Requirements to Have Sanctions Lifted By William B. Reinckens USIA 22 July 1999 -- Libya must fulfill all of the U.N. Security Council requirements before the U.S. will consider lifting economic sanctions says Ronald Neumann, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.
- US Department of State Daily Press Briefing 21 July 1999 -- US has not committed to training more Colombian troops to fight drug trafficking.
- MORE TERRORIST SUSPECTS ARRESTED Voice of America 21 July 1999 -- TWO MORE MEN HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE
BOMBINGS A YEAR AGO AT AMERICAN EMBASSIES IN KENYA AND TANZANIA.
- ENGLAND / COMBAT COURSE Voice of America 21 July 1999 -- IN 1994, SO FAR THE WORST YEAR FOR JOURNALIST KILLINGS, 115 REPORTERS DIED WHILE COVERING CONFLICTS
IN RWANDA, ALGERIA, BOSNIA AND RUSSIA.
- RUSSIA/TREASON TRIAL Voice of America 20 July 1999 -- CAPTAIN GRIGORY PASKO WAS CONVICTED OF IMPROPER
MILITARY CONDUCT, BUT THEN RELEASED UNDER A NEW AMNESTY BILL.
- HATE GROUPS WORKSHOP Voice of America 20 July 1999 -- A MAN NAMED BENJAMIN SMITH WENT ON A THREE-DAY SHOOTING SPREE IN EARLY JULY, KILLING TWO PEOPLE AND WOUNDING NINE OTHERS. SMITH HAD BEEN A MEMBER OF A WHITE
SUPREMACIST GROUP CALLED THE "WORLD CHURCH OF THE CREATOR."
- Text: Clinton Report to Congress on Libya National Emergency USIA 19 July 1999 -- President Clinton on July 19 reported to Congress on developments since his report of December 30, 1998, concerning the national emergency with respect to Libya that was declared in Executive Order 12543 of January 7, 1986.
- TERROR-COHEN Voice of America 15 July 1999 --
DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM COHEN SAYS HE THINKS EXILED SAUDI MILLIONAIRE OSAMA BIN LADEN MAY LAUNCH FURTHER TERRORIST ATTACKS ON U-S TARGETS.
- NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY/CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (NSA/CSS) RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AWARD July 15, 1999 -- The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) received a Presidential Quality Improvement Award on July 15 at the 1999 Excellence in Government Conference. To produce signals intelligence, NSA/CSS intercepts and analyzes foreign communications signals, many of which are guarded by codes and other complex countermeasures.
- Text: Tougher Rules for Foreign Visitors to U.S. Energy Dept. Labs 14 July 1999 -- In a move to strengthen the security at U.S. weapons laboratories, Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson announced tougher requirements for visits and assignments by foreign nationals to the Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories and other facilities.
- STASI Voice of America 14 July 1999 -- FOR CITIZENS FROM THE FORMER GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, SURVEILLANCE BY THE STASI -- OR MINISTRY FOR STATE SECURITY -- WAS A FACT OF LIFE.
- U-S / TERRORIST RESPONSE Voice of America 14 July 1999 -- A SPECIAL HIGH-LEVEL COMMISSION HAS FOUND THE U-S
GOVERNMENT UNPREPARED FOR NUCLEAR, CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL STRIKES
BY TERRORISTS OR ROGUE NATIONS.
- BOMBING ARRESTS Voice of America 12 July 1999 --
TWO EGYPTIANS HAVE APPEARED IN A LONDON COURT ON CHARGES OF CONSPIRACY TO MURDER. A U-S WARRANT FOR EXTRADITION OF THE TWO MEN ACCUSES THEM OF BOMBING TWO AMERICAN EMBASSIES LAST YEAR IN AFRICA.
- AFGHAN BIN LADEN Voice of America 11 July 1999 --
AFGHANISTAN'S TALEBAN MOVEMENT HAS SAID IT WILL NOT EXTRADITE SAUDI DISSIDENT AND ALLEGED TERRORIST OSAMA BIN LADEN. IT IS THE FIRST ADMISSION BY THE TALEBAN THAT MR BIN LADEN IS STILL IN AFGHANISTAN AFTER HIS REPORTED DISAPPEARANCE FIVE MONTHS AGO.
- SECURITY COUNCIL WELCOMES LIBYA'S 'SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS' IN COMPLYING WITH COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS 9 July 1999 Press Release SC/6700 -- The Security Council this afternoon, welcoming the significant progress made by Libya in compliance with the relevant Council resolutions, reaffirmed its intention to lift as soon as possible the wide range of aerial, arms and diplomatic measures it imposed on that country in 1992 and 1993.
- U-N / LIBYA SANCTIONS Voice of America 09 July 1999 -- THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL REJECTED CALLS FRIDAY
FOR THE IMMEDIATE LIFTING OF SANCTIONS AGAINST LIBYA. BUT THE
COUNCIL REASSURED LIBYA THAT IT WILL LIFT THE SANCTIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
- U-S MILITARY ABROAD Voice of America 07 July 1999 -- SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES ARE ENGAGED IN TRAINING EXERCISES IN WELL OVER A HUNDRED COUNTRIES. CRITICS SAY IT OFTEN ENTANGLES THE U-S MILITARY WITH DUBIOUS FORCES
OVERSEAS THAT CAN UNDERMINE U-S POLICY.
- Special Ops units help Ecuador fight drug war
(Army News Service, July 7, 1999) -- Soldiers from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command recently played a role in the on-going war against cocaine production in Ecuador.
- AFGHAN / U-S Voice of America 07 July 1999 -- THE LEADER OF AFGHANISTAN'S TALEBAN MOVEMENT SAYS HE IS NOT WORRIED ABOUT U-S SANCTIONS IMPOSED ON THE TALEBAN.
- FACT SHEET: EXECUTIVE ORDER IMPOSING SANCTIONS ON THE AFGHAN TALIBAN USIA 06 July 1999 -- Fact sheet on President Clinton's Executive Order imposing sanctions on the Afghan Taliban and U.S. humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.
- US Department of State Daily Press Briefing 06 July 1999 -- Over the past few months we've received intelligence reflecting a pattern of activity that indicates planning for terrorist attacks against American interests by bin Laden and his associates. This terrorist threat is continuing as shown by measures we had to take last week to close temporarily half a dozen US embassies in Africa. Again bin Laden continues to enjoy sanctuary in other facilities in areas of Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban, and they have simply not heeded our repeated requests for them to expel bin Laden to a country where he can be brought to justice.
- U-S / TALEBAN SANCTIONS Voice of America 06 July 1999 -- THE SANCTIONS FORBID ANY DIRECT U-S BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS OR TRADE WITH THE TALEBAN.
- CLINTON/TALEBAN Voice of America 06 July 1999 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON IS IMPOSING U-S FINANCIAL SANCTIONS AGAINST AFGHANISTAN'S DOMINANT TALEBAN MOVEMENT BECAUSE OF ITS SUPPORT FOR ALLEGED INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST OSAMA BIN LADEN.
- EXECUTIVE ORDER July 6, 1999 -- The actions and policies of the Taliban in Afghanistan, in allowing territory under its control in Afghanistan to be used as a safe haven and base of operations for Usama bin Ladin and the Al-Qaida organization.
- TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE July 6, 1999 -- I have exercised my statutory authority to declare a National emergency with respect to the threat to the United States posed by the actions and policies of the Afghan Taliban and have issued an executive order to deal with this threat.
- STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT July 6, 1999 --
I have signed an Executive Order imposing financial and other commercial sanctions on the Afghan Taliban for its support of Usama bin Ladin and his terrorist network.
- CHURCH OF THE CREATOR Voice of America 06 July 1999 -- THE MAN ACCUSED OF A HATE-FILLED SHOOTING SPREE IN TWO MIDWESTERN U-S STATES THIS PAST FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WAS A MEMBER OF ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING HATE GROUPS IN THE UNITED STATES, THE WORLD CHURCH OF THE CREATOR
- SPYING CASES Voice of America 05 July 1999 -- THIRTEEN JEWS IN IRAN ARE CHARGED WITH SPYING FOR ISRAEL. THERE ARE INDICATIONS THE DEFENDANTS HAVE BEEN SET UP: IRANIAN AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT ALLOWED THEM LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND NO EVIDENCE SUGGESTING GUILT HAS BEEN MADE PUBLIC.
- CRACKING DOWN ON BIN LADIN'S NETWORK Voice of America 03 July 1999 -- A FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN NEW YORK RECENTLY INDICTED TWO LEADERS OF AL-QAIDA FOR THEIR PART IN THE BOMBING OF THE U.S. EMBASSIES IN KENYA AND TANZANIA LAST AUGUST.
- CONGRESSMEN CRITICAL OF SECURITY AT CALIFORNIA NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB USIA 02 July 1999 -- U.S. House of Representatives Commerce Committee Chairman Tom Bliley and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Fred Upton left a classified briefing seriously concerned about the results of a recent security inspection carried out at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
- CHINA/INTERNET Voice of America 01 July 1999 -- AS INTERNET ACCESS INCREASES, BEIJING IS FINDING IT MORE DIFFICULT TO RESTRICT ACCESS TO WEB SITES IT WOULD RATHER THE CHINESE PEOPLE NOT SEE.
- STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY July 1, 1999 -- The National Security Council staff has compiled a comprehensive historical list of 1,624 NSC policy documents from the Kennedy through the Bush Administrations and have made them available to the general public.
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