June 2004 Intelligence News
Newer News: July 2004
- Justice Dept Statement Regarding the Supreme Court Rulings on Enemy Combatants, DoJ news release, June 28. "The Justice Department is pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the authority of the President as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces to detain enemy combatants, including U.S. citizens."
- NATO's AWACS planes help with security at high-profile sporting events by Ward Sanderson, Stars and Stripes, June 24. “To some extent, it serves a deterrent purpose by sending a message to terrorist planners that these high-profile targets are not unprotected.”
- Letter from DCI Tenet to HPSCI Chairman Goss protesting HPSCI report language, June 23. " I was very much surprised... by the tone and content of some of the report language associated with HPSCI's FY 2005 Authorization Bill."
- Senate Intelligence Committee Unanimously Approves Pre-War Intelligence Report, SSCI press release, June 17. "The Committee is extremely disappointed by the CIA's excessive redactions to the report."
- Rumsfeld's Power Grab by Spencer Ackerman, The New Republic via CBSNews.com, June 16. "If not for the Abu Ghraib torture scandal, most Americans probably never would have heard of Stephen Cambone."
- Tenet Leaves Legacy of Big Successes, but Also Big Failures by R. Jeffrey Smith and Walter Pincus, Washington Post, June 4. "The entire national foreign intelligence budget, which Tenet divulged in 1998 was $26.7 billion, has evidently grown to about $40 billion since then, said Steven Aftergood, an analyst at the Federation of American Scientists."
- Bye, George: It's Been a Bad Week for the Bushies by Fred Kaplan, Slate, June 3. "...If the stories are true, Chalabi could be charged with espionage, a crime that carries a sentence of life in prison or—under certain circumstances—the death penalty."
- Remarks by DCI Tenet Regarding His Retirement, to CIA and IC employees, June 3. "Today, I share with you news that I gave the President last evening. I have decided to step down as Director of Central Intelligence, effective July 11th, the seventh anniversary of my being sworn in as DCI."
- President Bush Commends DCI Tenet Following His Resignation, June 3. "He told me was resigning for personal reasons. I told him I'm sorry he's leaving. He's done a superb job on behalf of the American people."
- Summary of Jose Padilla's Activities with Al Qaeda, as released by the Department of Justice, June 1.
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