June 2005 Intelligence News
Newer News: July 2005
- White House Memorandum on Strengthening Justice Department National Security Functions, White House release, June 29. "The Department of Justice's primary national security elements the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review, and the Counterterrorism and Counterespionage sections should be placed under a new Assistant Attorney General for National Security."
- Bush Administration Actions to Implement WMD Commission Recommendations, White House news release, June 29. "The following report summarizes the Administrationís response to the Commissionís recommendations."
- Fact Sheet on Bush Administration Actions to Implement WMD Commission Recommendations, White House news release, June 29. "Today, President Bush Announced Actions To Implement Recommendations In The WMD Commission's Report To Make America Safer And To Ensure The Intelligence Community Is Prepared To Address The Threats Of The 21st Century."
- White House Press Briefing on Intelligence Reform, June 29. "The President's Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend is with us today. As you will recall, we have been undergoing a 90-day interagency review process on the recommendations from the Silberman-Robb commission, and Fran is here to brief you all on the response to the recommendations in that report, and then take whatever questions you have."
- Statement of Administration Policy on HR 2475, Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2006 (House), White House statement, June 21.
- Guantanamo Provides Valuable Intelligence Information, DoD news release, June 12. " In response to recent media interest and the disclosure of a classified interrogation log from Guantanamo, the following information is provided."
- President Visits National Counterterrorism Center, June 10. " I want to thank you all for taking on such demanding assignments and important assignments. My message to the folks here is, thanks for being on the front line and protecting America during the war on terror."
- Western intelligence `failed to uncover Nazi preparations' by Amir Oren, Ha'aretz, June 10. "Western communications intelligence failed to uncover Nazi Germany's preparations before World War II, or its efforts during the war to annihilate European Jewry, claims a new study of the American National Security Agency (NSA), published this week in Washington."
- Pentagon seeks to share intelligence with allies, Reuters, June 3. "Cambone's memo, which was first reported by the Federation of American Scientists' e-mail newsletter, 'Secrecy News,' would allow combatant commanders to more easily include foreign liaison officers in strategy sessions and other meetings, officials said."
- Pentagon chief orders staff to give allies better access to classified data by Peter Spiegel, Financial Times, June 3. "The head of Pentagon intelligence has ordered all US military officials to be more forthcoming in sharing classified information with allies, saying overly restrictive caveats on intelligence reports have hindered America's ability to work with coalition partners."
- White House Memo on Strengthening Information Sharing, June 2. "It is of particular importance to ensure that Federal agencies have appropriate access to the information they need to perform their homeland security, diplomatic, defense, foreign intelligence, and law enforcement functions, and that State, local, and tribal authorities have appropriate access to the information they need to perform their homeland security functions."
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