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March 2006 Intelligence News
- Office of the Director of National Intelligence Releases Captured Documents, ODNI news release, March 16. "The Office of the Director of National Intelligence announces the initial public release of documents and media captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom."
- CIA sued over right to publish by Shaun Waterman, United Press International, March 6. "A former CIA employee, a member of the first post-Sept. 11 class of trainee U.S. spies, is suing the agency for the right to publish a memoir of his experiences, which he says officials cleared for release, but then changed their minds about."
- Pro-Israel Lobbying Group Roiled by Prosecution of Two Ex-Officials by Scott Shane and David Johnston, New York Times, March 5. "A January legal brief by lawyers for Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman — written in part by Viet D. Dinh, a conservative former assistant attorney general in the Bush Justice Department — argued that the charges were a dangerous effort to criminalize conduct protected by the First Amendment. That argument gets fervent support from people who may not share the Aipac officials' conservative views on foreign policy."
- Hamas strength seen in State Department poll by Jonathan S. Landay, Knight Ridder Newspapers, March 3. "A State Department-commissioned poll taken days before January's Palestinian elections warned U.S. policymakers that the militant Islamic group Hamas was in a position to win."
- Former CIA Officer Sues Agency in Prepublication Review Dispute, news release, March 3. "A former CIA Intelligence Officer, Thomas Waters, Jr., filed a lawsuit today before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asserting his First Amendment rights are being intentionally violated by the CIA. The CIA has threatened Waters with legal penalties if he publishes significant portions of his book 'Class 11: Inside the CIA’s First Post-9/11 Spy Class'."
- Hoekstra Introduces Bill to Speed Iraqi Document Release, HPSCI news release, March 3. "House Intelligence Chairman Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., has introduced legislation that would force the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to release more than 48,000 boxes of documents captured by the United States during operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom."
- House Intelligence Agrees to Work Plan on NSA, FISA Oversight, HPSCI news release, March 2. "U.S Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Committee Ranking Member Jane Harman, D-Calif., today announced that the committee has agreed to a process to expand committee oversight of the National Security Agency’s Terrorist Surveillance Program and conduct a comprehensive review to modernize FISA."
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