July 2004 Intelligence News
Newer News: August 2004
- White House Considers Disclosing Intelligence Budgets by Douglas Jehl, New York Times, July 29. "Of the 40 main recommendations spelled out in the Sept. 11 report, one of the few that the White House could carry out immediately would be to lift the veil of secrecy on how much the government spends on intelligence."
- White House Highlights Actions Taken Consistent With 9/11 Report, White House Fact Sheet, July 30. "President Bush welcomes the 9/11 Commission report and agrees with its conclusion that our homeland is safer today, but we are not yet safe. He has ordered the highest levels of government to examine in short order the Commission's recommendations and to use them to develop a plan for further action."
- Kerry calls for Sept. 11 commission to continue work by Mike Nartker, Global Security Newswire, July 28. "The devastating impact of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the work of the Sept. 11 commission have resulted in growing momentum for implementing intelligence reform."
- Lessons Learned From Past Efforts to Reform Intelligence by Chuck McCutcheon, Newhouse News, July 26. "For all the enthusiasm about overhauling U.S. intelligence, an identical effort 12 years ago went nowhere, leading some to worry that history will repeat itself."
- White House Transfers $10 Million to Commission on WMD Intelligence, letter to Congress, July 16. "These funds are necessary to support the essential activities of the Commission in assessing the capabilities and challenges of the intelligence community regarding the threat of weapons of mass destruction."
- Statement of the WMD Intelligence Commission on Recent Activities, news release, July 15. "Today the Commission completed two days of meetings in its offices in Arlington, Virginia. Yesterday’s session was devoted to the United States’ signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection capabilities."
- Attorney General Ashcroft Introduces a New Report on the USA Patriot Act, July 13. "This report is an unprecedented compilation of dozens of real life cases from across the country in which the FBI and other law enforcement officials have used the tools of the Patriot Act to protect America's families and communities, and even to save lives."
- Foreign Terrorist Organization: Designation of Continuity Irish Republican Army and Aliases, State Department news release, July 13. "Under U.S. law, this designation makes it illegal for persons in the United States or subject to U.S. jurisdiction knowingly to provide material support to the group"
- President Roh Becomes President No, Chosun Ilbo, July 12. "It was misspelled in last year’s world fact book, which the CIA publishes every year, and still is not corrected."
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