September 2000 Intelligence News
- United States Supports Bolivia's "Plan Dignidad", U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 29 September 2000 -- The United States and the international community fully support Bolivian President Banzer's Plan Dignidad to rid the country of illegal coca.
- Secretary Cohen News Briefing - Drugs, U.S. Department of Defense, 28 September 2000 -- Q: Could you tell us a little bit about the fact that the drug trade is moving out into the Pacific?
- Blame abounds in 'botched' spy case, Christian Science Monitor, 28 September 2000 -- In a case that lawmakers bluntly characterize as "botched," nearly every institution that came in contact with the Wen Ho Lee case made mistakes - including Congress itself.
- Lee's Nuke Secrets Couldn't Build Bomb, Reuters, 28 September 2000 -- CIA Director George Tenet said nuclear secrets downloaded by scientist Wen Ho Lee would offer another country "a graduate course in nuclear weapons design" but not the means to build a weapon, a written statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee said.
- State Department Regular Briefing, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 28 September 2000 -- Q: I think the designation of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan must now have gone through its procedural process on the Hill, and I was wondering whether you have identified any individuals who will consequently lose their visas or any assets which will be frozen?
- Colombia and U.S. Sign "Plan Colombia" Umbrella Agreement, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 27 September 2000 -- Statement by Ambassador Anne W. Patterson on the Signing of Agreements between Colombia and the United States on Plan Colombia
- White House Daily Briefing - Wen Ho Lee, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 27 September 2000 -- Q: And your reaction to the Attorney General and the FBI Director testifying about the Wen Ho Lee case today? Do you think it's a useful way to answer some of these questions?
- The New York Times apologizes, Salon.com, 27 September 2000 -- 18 months after launching its controversial coverage of Wen Ho Lee, the paper issues a carefully crafted - and curious - mea culpa.
- AG Reno's Weekly Press Conference,, The Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 22 September 2000 -- Q: What can you tell us at this point about your conversation with the President [regarding the Wen Ho Lee case] and whether the Justice Department and the White House still have any different perspectives on how the case was handled?
- White House Daily Briefing - Wen Ho Lee, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 22 September 2000 -- Q: On the Reno visit [regarding the Wen Ho Lee case], she said this morning that she thought that when the President heard all the facts that he would understand and maybe have a different view. I was wondering if there was any change in his view towards the case at all.
- DoD News Briefing, U.S. Department of Defense, 21 September 2000 -- "It appears that we were indeed offered two investigators from the CIA -- offered to a DoD investigator in June of 1998 an opportunity to share the information that the CIA investigators had gathered to that date on -- they were gathering on Dr. Deutch."
- Pentagon Official Testifies Before House Committee on Plan Colombia, United States House of Representatives Committee On International Relations Subcommittee On Western Hemisphere, 21 September 2000 -- The additional funding provided by the FY00 Emergency Supplemental will allow the Department to build on past programs, in short, to accelerate the implementation of the efforts in Colombia that ultimately proved to be successful in Peru and Bolivia.
- No Reluctance on Part of DoD Investigator in Deutch Case, American Forces Press Service, 20 September 2000 -- DoD leaders weren't reluctant to investigate former Deputy Secretary John Deutch, but rather saw no need to duplicate the CIA's efforts.
- DoD News Briefing, U.S. Department of Defense, 19 September 2000 -- Q: I'd like to get straight on the time line of former Deputy Secretary Deutch and his use of his home computer for classifiedinformation from the Pentagon as distinguished from that he put on hishome computer from the CIA.
- Pickering Remarks on Colombia, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 19 September 2000 -- "What I would like to do this evening is to give you some contextas concerns the situation in Colombia and to shed light on whatthe U.S. Government is doing to help the Colombian Governmentsolve the many complex problems it faces."
Briefing By Joe Lockhart - Wen Ho Lee, The White House, Office of the
Secretary, 18 September 2000 -- Q: Has the President talked to Janet Reno
yet about the Wen Ho Lee case, or has he scheduled that meeting?
- JORDAN / TERRORISTS SENTENCED, Voice
of America, 18 September 2000 -- A military court in Jordan has
sentenced six- men to death and 16-others to prison terms for plotting
- Press Briefing By Joe Lockhart - Osama bin
Laden, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 18 September 2000 --
Q: Joe, USA Today is reporting that the U.S. intelligence officials have
obtained a thousand-page instructional manual on how to conduct terror.
Some say it may give the U.S. insight into Osama bin Laden's tactics. Do
you have anything on that?
- Terror Manual, ABCNews.com, 18
September 2000 -- U.S. authorities say they have CD-ROM copies of the
six-volume manual containing information on how to recruit terrorists,
discharge weapons, build bombs and conduct terrorist operations.
- Searching for a Wen Ho Lee Scapegoat, Albequerque Journal, 17 September 2000 -- Official Washington is in a whirl to pinpoint fault. And there are many players to consider - Congress, the national media, the departments of Justice and Energy.
- Sandia Lab Chief Slammed for Testimony, Albequerque Journal, 17 September 2000 -- Wen Ho Lee was locked away in December in part based on testimony from Sandia National Laboratories President C. Paul Robinson, but when the case against the Los Alamos scientist began to unravel last month, Robinson's testimony was a key target of defense attacks.
- CLINTON - WEN HO LEE, Voice of America, 15 September 2000 -- President Clinton is clarifying his comments about the handling of the case of Wen Ho Lee, the scientist accused of mishandling classified data at the Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory.
- Press Briefing By Joe Lockhart, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 15 September 2000 -- Q Joe, does the White House take issue with the characterization of the President's remarks yesterday on the Wen Ho Lee case as a rebuke of the Attorney General, of the Justice Department, of federal investigators?
- Remarks By The President In Photo Opportunity With Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee of India, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 15 September 2000 -- Q: Mr. President, if you always had doubts about whether Wen Ho Lee should be in jail, why didn't you share those with us until yesterday? And what do you say to Asian Americans who are concerned that his ethnicity may have played some role in the fact he was detained for so long?
- Intent To Designate As Foreign Terrorist Organization The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan , U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 15 September 2000 -- The Department of State is notifying Congress of its intention to designate the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under U.S. law.
- Fact Sheet: Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan , U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 15 September 2000 -- The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) is a coalition of Islamic militants from Uzbekistan and other Central Asian states who oppose the current Uzbek regime.
- RENO / WEN HO LEE, Voice of America, 14 September 2000 -- U-S Attorney General Janet Reno refuses to apologize for the government's prosecution of Wen Ho Lee.
- CLINTON - WEN HO LEE, Voice of America, 14 September 2000 -- President Clinton says he is troubled by the way federal prosecutors handled the case of Los Alamos nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee.
- Weekly Media Availability With Attorney General Janet Reno, The Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 14 September 2000 -- Q: Ms. Reno, was Dr. Wen Ho Lee treated fairly both during the investigation and the prosecution which led to this week's events?
- Defense Department Regular Briefing, U.S. Department of Defense, 14 September 2000 -- Q: ...now that that [the Wen Ho Lee case] has all been concluded, have you guys seen anything that changes your mind about this whole matter and that would change your view about -- that there was, in fact, a threat or -- a threat to the security of nuclear weapons data; do you still believe that?
- Press Briefing By Joe Lockhart, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 14 September 2000 -- Q: Joe, tell me about -- the President, was just talking about, about Wen Ho Lee. Has he registered these feelings to the Attorney General or just to Department lawyers?
- Plan Colombia: U.S. 'Meddling' Or Necessary Support?, Foreign Media Reaction Reports, 14 September 2000 -- Summary of foreign press reporting on Plan Colombia.
- Pentagon gets bad grades in computer security report, Stars and Stripes, 14 September 2000 -- The Pentagon has received a near failing grade on computer security, according to a U.S. congressional subcommittee and a report by the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress.
- WEN HO LEE RELEASED, Voice of America, 13 September 2000 -- Wen Ho Lee, the Chinese-American accused of mishandling nuclear secrets, has been released from prison under a plea agreement.
- THE WEN HO LEE CASE CRUMBLES, Voice of America, 13 September 2000 -- For a sample of editorial comment on the Wen Ho Lee case.
- Regulation Relaxing Encryption Controls Near, Official Says, USIS Washington File, 13 September 2000 -- The Clinton administration has moved close to implementing its July decision relaxing controls on U.S. encryption software exports to the European Union (EU) and eight other countries, a U.S. Department of Commerce official says.
- WIN HO LEE, Voice of America, 12 September 2000 -- The expected release of Wen Ho Lee -- the Chinese-American scientist accused of mishandling nuclear secrets -- has been delayed.
- Press Briefing By Jake Siewert And P.J. Crowley, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 12 September 2000 -- Q A follow up to that, if I could, please. I notice we had the negotiations going on in Albuquerque over Wen Ho Lee. Regardless of how that comes out, I noticed that the Secretary of Energy has made comments that he'd like to see the hard drive investigation wrapped up, some indication that he'd be pleased to see the Wen Ho Lee problem go away.
- The lessons of the fizzled Wen Ho Lee spy case, Christian Science Monitor, 12 September 2000 -- The Wen Ho Lee case could be one of the most important government nuclear-security investi-gations of the post-cold-war era - despite the fact that it is ending with a whimper, not a bang.
- Press Briefing By Jake Siewert And P.J. Crowley, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 12 September 2000 -- Q Dick Armey says that the GAO report on web site security shows that the adminstration has failed to live up to its own privacy standards. What do you say?
- BRAZIL-COLOMBIA, Voice of America, 12 September 2000 -- The U-S anti-narcotics aid package to Colombia is causing increasing concern in Brazil - raising fears the Colombian conflict could spill over into Brazil's Amazon region.
- WEN HO LEE RELEASE, Voice of America, 11 September 2000 -- U-S authorities say there has been a plea agreement between government prosecutors and attorneys for Wen Ho Lee, the Taiwanese-American scientist, who had been charged with compromising U-S nuclear weapons secrets.
- Uzbekistan Calls Afghanistan The "Principal Source" of Terrorism In Central Asia, UN Press Release, 08 September 2000 -- The Central Asian region is currently becoming a target for expansion and aggression by the forces of international terrorism and extremism. The war in Afghanistan stands as a principal source of this threat.
- U-N-TALEBAN TERRORISM, Voice of America, 08September 2000 -- The President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has accused Afghanistan's ruling Taleban of turning the country into what he calls a "hotbed of international terrorism."
- Libya Calls For Redefinition of Terrorism As Millennium Summit Continues, UN Press Release, 08 September 2000 -- Distinctions have to be made between terrorism, and people’s legitimate struggle for freedom and struggles by persecuted groups against their persecutors -- also labelled by some as terrorism.
- Weekly Media Availability With Attorney General Janet Reno, Department of Justice, 07 September 2000 -- Can you tell us anything about the investigation of former CIA Director Deutch...
- Weekly Media Availability With Attorney General Janet Reno, Department of Justice, 07 September 2000 -- Do you think Colombia is going to be receiving sufficient arms, sufficient cash to fight the drug traficantes, the growers especially?
- Weekly Media Availability With Attorney General Janet Reno, Department of Justice, 07 September 2000 -- Q: On the Carnivore, there was another hearing yesterday on Capitol Hill, and I believe that yesterday was also your deadline for applications by universities interested in conducting your independent study. What is the status of your selection process?
- COLOMBIA - U-N SUMMIT, Voice of America, 06 September 2000 -- Colombia President Andres Pastrana has once again called on the international community to confront the global problem of illegal drugs.
- U.S. Officials Say Regional Cooperation Key to Helping Colombia, USIS Washington File, 06 September 2000 --
- Under Secretary Pickering on U.S. Aid to Colombia, The State Department, 06 September 2000 -- "The only permanent solution [to the crisis in Colombia] is a permanent peace," says Ambassador Thomas Pickering, under secretary of state for political affairs.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT OF COLOMBIA, UN Press Briefing, 06 September 2000 -- Although Colombia had suffered internal conflict for over 40 years, it was not split by a civil war and would not become the next Viet Nam, nor bring about World War III, that country’s President, Andres Pastrana, told correspondents this afternoon at a press conference.
- Security Must Remain Though Weapons and Warfare Change, American Forces Press Service , 06 September 2000 -- The borderless world of cyberspace promises DoD unprecedented capabilities -- and vulnerability, according to one of the department's senior command, control, communications and intelligence expert.
- LATAM SUMMIT-COLOMBIA, Voice of America, 02 September 2000 -- The leaders of 12 South American nations refused to endorse the American component of Colombia's anti-drug strategy - known as Plan Colombia.
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