November 2004 Intelligence News
Newer News: December 2004
- Library of Congress Agreement with National Library of Iran, news release, November 30. "Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and Mohammad Kazem Mousavi Bojnourdi, director of the National Library and Archives of the Islamic Republic of Iran, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Nov. 4 during Billington's recent visit to Iran."
- Why is intelligence reform stalled in Congress? by Lance Gay, Scripps Howard News Service, November 30. "Why is the legislation stalled in Congress? What are the forces working to stop it from becoming law? Here, in question-and-answer format, is a look at what's in play."
- CIA Factbook Corrects Spelling of S. Korean President, Yonhap News Agency, November 29. "The Web site of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) corrected the name of the South Korean president to Roh Moo-hyun from previously spelled Noh Moo-hyun."
- President's Memorandum for the Director of Central Intelligence, November 23. "I direct you to implement within the CIA measures to... Increase, as soon as feasible, the number of fully qualified officers in the Directorate of Operations by 50 percent."
- President's Memorandum for the Attorney General, November 23. Further Strengthening Federal Bureau of Investigation Capabilities.
- President's Memorandum for the Secretary of State, The Secretary of Defense, The Attorney General, and The Director of Central Intelligence, November 23. Review of Organizational Responsibility for the Conduct of Certain [Paramilitary] Operations.
- DoD News Briefing: Excerpt on Stalled Intelligence Reform Bill, November 23. "Mr. Secretary, in an administration that prizes solidarity, have you and the senior civilian and military leadership in this building been working behind the scenes on the Hill to torpedo the Senate intelligence bill?"
- NSA director could be in line for CIA deputy director post by George Cahlink, Government Executive Daily Briefing, November 17. "Hayden has been one of NSA's most visible, powerful and, in some quarters, controversial directors, as he has fought to reorganize the signals intelligence agency."
- Killing the Messenger by Spencer Ackerman, Salon, November 16. "Porter Goss' purge at the CIA will ensure the agency is full of Bush yes men -- but it will seriously damage U.S. intelligence."
- Librarian of Congress on a Rare, Discreet Visit to Tehran by Douglas Jehl, New York Times, November 4. "James H. Billington, the librarian of Congress, is in Iran this week on the first visit by a notable United States government official to Iran in 18 years, administration officials said Wednesday. The unannounced visit was confirmed by the Library of Congress after it was disclosed by the Federation of American Scientists."
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