November 2003 Intelligence News
Newer News: December 2003
- CIA Statement on Iraq's WMD Programs: Culling Hard Facts from Soft Myths, press release, November 28. "The October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) has been dissected like no other product in the history of the US Intelligence Community."
- One Man Against Secrecy by Dana Priest, Washington Post, November 26. "Aftergood, director of the Federation of American Scientists' Project on Government Secrecy, is an army of one, the David in an era of Goliath-strength government stealth.."
- House OKs Intelligence Bill, But Not Easily by Tabassum Zakaria, Reuters, November 20. "The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a spending bill for intelligence programs despite an unexpectedly large vote against it by Democrats due to a provision they saw as too big an expansion of FBI powers."
- CIA Releases Five Million Pages of Historical Records, CIA press release, November 20. "In fiscal year 2003, the Central Intelligence Agency released more than five million pages of declassified records to the public at the National Archives (NARA) facility in College Park, MD."
- 9-11 Commission Subpoenas New York City Records, press release, November 20. "The documents covered by the subpoena include tapes and transcripts of emergency (911) calls that are critical to understanding the interaction between members of the public and the City on September 11, 2001."
- Briton accused in leak of NSA memo charged by Ariel Sabar, Baltimore Sun, November 18. "A former British intelligence worker has been charged in Great Britain with violating state secrecy laws, in connection with the alleged leak of a National Security Agency memo calling for intensified spying on United Nations envoys in the run-up to the Iraq war."
- DoD Statement on News Reports of al-Qaida and Iraq Connection, Pentagon press release, November 15. "News reports that the Defense Department recently confirmed new information with respect to contacts between al-Qaida and Iraq in a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee are inaccurate."
- CIA Says Experts See 'Darker Bioweapons Future' by Toby Zakaria, Reuters, November 14. "A panel of outside experts told the CIA that advances in technology due to genomic research could produce the worst known diseases and the 'most frightening' biological weapons, a CIA report said on Friday."
- 9-11 Commission Statement on President's Daily Brief, press release, November 12. "We are pleased to report that the Commission has reached agreement with the White House on a process that will provide the Commission with access to these key documents while recognizing the sensitivity of the information contained in them."
- Supreme Court asks for more input on secret Sept. 11 case by Warren Richey, Christian Science Monitor, November 7. "A US Supreme Court request for the government to justify the total secrecy imposed in a Sept. 11 case from Miami is raising questions about how far that secrecy may extend into the high court's own operations."
- DoD Support to the 911 Commission Announced, Pentagon press release, November 7. "The secretary’s guidance is clear. He expects that the department will comply with established schedules for document submissions."
- 9-11 Commission Subpoenas NORAD Records, press release, November 7. "We were assured that all requested records had been produced but we then discovered, through investigation, that these assurances were mistaken and
that records of importance to our investigation had not been produced."
- Terrorism lends urgency to hunt for better lie detector by Richard Willing, USA Today, November 5. "The Defense Department's Polygraph Institute at Fort Jackson, S.C., is financing at least 20 projects aimed at finding a better lie detector."
- House Government Reform Subcommittee Confronts DCI Tenet on Access, Oversight, letter from Reps. Christopher Shays and Henry Waxman, November 3. "We do not understand why you are refusing to provide Mr. Kay's report."
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