July 2000 Intelligence News
- U.S. Cuts Another Check For Plan Colombia, But Doubts Prevail, Foreign Media Reaction Reports, 28 July 2000 - Foreign media commentary on Plan Colombia.
- A Suspicious Eye on U.S. 'Big Ears', Washington Post, 24 July 2000 -- Now that the Soviet military threat is a thing of the past, some Germans are asking why the NSA continues to maintain its most elaborate foreign eavesdropping facility in their back yard. The answer, contends a growing collection of critics: The "big ears" at Bad Aibling are conducting economic espionage against Europe.
- Internet Site Posts Secret CIA Documents, Reuters, 23 July 2000 -- A Web site has posted CIA documents revealing a 1998 briefing for visiting Japanese security officials about the structure and focus of U.S. intelligence - but experts said on Sunday that the most exciting thing about it was probably its "secret" designation.
- COLOMBIA TALKS, Voice of America, 24 July 2000 -- Colombian government officials and rebels are holding two days of peace talks in Geneva.
- FINAL WORD ON WACO, Voice of America, 24 July 2000 -- One of the most controversial federal law enforcement actions in recent years, happened at a farm outside Waco, Texas.
- WACO INVESTIGATION, Voice of America, 21 July 2000 -- An investigation has declared the United States government did nothing wrong when it took action in 1993 to end a standoff in Waco, Texas, headquarters of a religious sect known as the Branch Davidians.
- Big Brother is watching you, The Ottowa Citizen, 22 July 2000 -- Governments and private sector are reading your e-mail and monitoring the sites you visit
- Interim Report to the Attorney General Concetning the 1993 Confrontation at the Mt. Carmel Complex, Waco, TX, Office of Special Counsel, John C. Danforth, 21 July 2000
- GAO report says overseas troops still vulnerable to terrorism, Stars and Stripes, 21 July 2000 -- U.S. troops at overseas bases remain vulnerable to terrorist attack despite three years of steady force protection improvements, according to a new General Accounting Office report released Wednesday.
- Group Identifies Mystery AT&T Building, Washington Post, 18 July 2000 -- The four-story building buried beneath a microwave tower in the Carroll County town about 30 miles from Baltimore is the nerve center of a supersecret operation run by the National Security Agency that keeps track of thousands of computer keys that unlock high-tech telephones used by military and government leaders, according to the Federation of American Scientists.
- Assuring Security And Trust In Cyberspace, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 17 July 2000 -- White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, in a speech today at the National Press Club, proposed important new measures to assure the security and trust of Americans in cyberspace.
- Statement By The Press Secretary - Administration Updates Encryption Export Policy, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 17 July 2000 -- Today, the Administration is updating its policy for encryption exports to the European Union and other key trading partners, thus assuring continued competitiveness of U.S. industry in international markets.
- Cloak, Dagger, Echelon, New York Times, 16 July 2000 -- WHAT else but the shadow of Big Brother could provoke equal anger from the American Civil Liberties Union, thousands of Internet enthusiasts and the French government? And what else but the elusive magic of digital communications could make that shadow so mysterious?
- President Clinton Names John E. Mclaughlin As Deputy Director of Central Intelligence Agency, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 14 July 2000 -- Mr. John E. McLaughlin, a native of McKeesport, Pennsylvania is currently the Acting Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. Previously, he served as Deputy Director for Intelligence at the CIA.
- Bootleg A-bombs, The National Journal,, 08 July 2000 -- The debate about defending America against nuclear attack now focuses on shooting down intercontinental ballistic missiles. But there's more than one way to skin a city. In 1996, the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington ran a war game called Wild Atom that simulated an atomic attack on the United States. The game ended with a bomb heading toward Baltimore, with no defensive system set to intercept it. What was this unstoppable superweapon? Not a missile, but a slow boat.
- SWISS SPY TRIAL Voice of America 07 July 2000 -- A Swiss court has found an Israeli
intelligence agent guilty of spying and has given him
a one year suspended sentence.
- Random numbers on shortwave add up to one thing: Spies!, USA TODAY, 06 July 2000 -- Thought to be coded instructions aimed at foreign and U.S. spies in the field, these enigmatic broadcasts are rapidly being stripped of their mystery, thanks to the World Wide Web.
- SWISS SPY TRIAL Voice of America 03 July 2000 -- An Israeli secret agent is on trial nearly
two-and-one-half years after his arrest on charges of spying in Switzerland.
- Polygraph Bill Raises Concerns, Albequerque Journal, 02 July 2000 -- As scientists feared, House Republicans are again pushing polygraph tests for potentially thousands of weapons lab workers with access to even the least significant bomb secrets.
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Updated Tuesday, July 11, 2000 7:18:05 AM