November 2001 Intelligence News
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- Intelligence Failures, letter to the editor, New York Times, November 30. "Since 1995, the congressional intelligence committees have become less effective in providing public oversight and in advancing needed reforms."
- Statement by DCI Tenet on the Death a CIA Officer in Afghanistan, CIA press release, November 28. "It is my sad duty to announce that one of our officers at the Central Intelligence Agency has died in the line of duty in Afghanistan."
- Defense Appropriations: Excerpt on Intelligence Spending from the Congressional Record, November 28. "...$451,000,000 shall be made available to the Director of Central Intelligence...."
- Attorney General Ashcroft Holds Briefing on September 11 Detainees, November 27. "A number of the individuals that are being detained ... are suspected terrorists."
- CIA, scholar links to Asia, Mideast reexamined by Chris Mooney, Boston Globe, November 25. "When it comes to academics, many intelligence watchers say that contact with the CIA largely remains limited to those scholars who have well-established credentials as insiders."
- Project Echelon: Orbiting Big Brother, Space.com, November 21. "After September 11, the limits of the so-called Echelon surveillance network should be clear to everyone."
- UK Report on Responsibility for the September 11 Terrorist Attacks issued by the Office of the Prime Minister, updated November 14. "Usama Bin Laden and Al Qaida, the terrorist network which he heads, planned and carried out the atrocities on 11 September 2001."
- Reorganization of the Department of Justice to Meet Counterterrorism Mission, memo from the Attorney General, November 8. "The fight against terrorism is now the first and overriding priority of the Department of Justice."
- Prevention of Acts Threatening Public Safety and National Security, memo from the Attorney General, November 8. "The Department must shift its primary focus from investigating and prosecuting past crimes to identifying threats of future terrorist acts, preventing them from happening, and punishing would-be perpetrators for their plans of terror."
- Reorganization and Mobilization of the Nation's Justice and Law Enforcement Resources, briefing by AG Ashcroft, November 8. "Today I am announcing a wartime reorganization and mobilization of the nation's justice and law enforcement resources to meet the mission of the Department of Justice."
- Senate Approves Intelligence Bill by Carolyn Skorneck, Associated Press, November 8. "The Senate unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would beef up the intelligence services to strengthen America's ability to combat terrorism."
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