June 1998 Intelligence News
- English News HeadlinesPAKISTAN TELEVISION CORPORATION dated 30-06-1998 -- NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PASSES THE EHTESAB AMENDMENT BILL 1998 TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS OF INVESTIGATION AND TRIAL OF CASES.
- TERRORISM'S NEW FACE Voice of America 30 June 1998 -- TERRORISTS NO LONGER BELIEVE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING. THEY ARE OPERATING OUT OF HABIT, NOT CONVICTION. TERRORISM HAS BECOME A WAY OF LIFE -- AND A PROFITABLE ONE. THERE ARE HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO BE MADE FROM KIDNAPPINGS AND THE THREAT OF ASSASSINATION.
- Second DarkStar UAV completes test flight Released: Jun 30, 1998 (AFNS) -- The second Tier III Minus DarkStar high-altitude endurance unmanned air vehicle flew June 29 for the first time.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY PAUL GERWIRTZ, STATE DEPARTMENT
MARK GEARAN, DIRECTOR OF THE PEACE CORPS, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF ENERGY ROBERT GEE,
AND PROFESSOR ALAN TURLEY June 29, 1998 Would you explain how you ensure that your effort doesn't just make the Chinese legal system more efficient at dispensing unfair or brutal punishments to people?
- OSI forensics lab upgraded to DOD facility Released: Jun 29, 1998 (AFNS) - The Air Force Office of Special Investigations' Computer Forensic Laboratory will become a Department of Defense level lab July 1 when it officially becomes the Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory.
- SECOND DARKSTAR UAV COMPLETES TEST FLIGHT June 29, 1998 -- The second Tier III Minus DarkStar high altitude endurance unmanned air vehicle flew today for the first time.
- THE PALESTINIAN GSS ALSO OPERATES IN THE HEART OF WESTERN JERUSALEM Analysis by Roni Shaked, Yediot Ahronot, Friday Supplement, June 26,
1998, pp. 10-11 -- The Palestinian security apparatus -- preventative security, General Intelligence, Force 17 and military intelligence -- has maintained branches in the city in recent months.
- [EXCERPTS] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 25 June 1998 -- In Central America, Jennifer Harbury has just released the names of suspects in the killing of Bishop Gerardi, and she says "This internal death squad coordinates very closely with some intelligence branch of the US Government." : El Salvador -- do you have any comments on the documents that have been released of that seem to show that some Salvadoran officials and higher-ups were involved in the ordering the slaying of the church women.
- DoD News Briefing Thursday, June 25, 1998 - 1:45 p.m. Q: On the Saudi bombing, is there frustration in this building at the apparent lack of progress two years after this blast in bringing people to justice?
- U-S / SALVADOR KILLINGS Voice of America 25 June 1998 -- NEWLY DE-CLASSIFIED U-S DOCUMENTS SHOW U-S OFFICIALS WERE AWARE OF REPORTS THAT A TOP SALVADORAN MILITARY OFFICER MAY HAVE ORDERED THE KILLINGS OF FOUR AMERICAN CHURCHWOMEN IN 1980.
- SAF OFFICIAL Voice of America 25 June 1998 --
A SENIOR SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL BEING HELD IN MOZAMBIQUE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ESPIONAGE, GUN-RUNNING, AND CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY.
- Remarks of the Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet on Presentation of the Director's Medal to John T. "Jack" Downey and Richard G. Fecteau 25 June 1998
- Web site shows off sensitive sites TerraServer
includes aerial photographs of spy facilities By Alan Boyle
MSNBC June 24 — A free Internet archive of aerial images includes hard-to-get
photographs of U.S. spy installations, intelligence experts say. ‘The cat’s out of
the bag. It’s a new world.’ — JOHN PIKE Federation of American Scientists
- CONGRESS - COLOMBIA DRUGS Voice of America 24 June 1998 -- COLOMBIA -- LONG KNOWN FOR ITS COCAINE CARTELS -- HAS SURPASSED SOUTHEAST ASIA AS THE NUMBER-ONE EXPORTER OF HEROIN TO THE UNITED STATES.
- BIOTERRORISM Voice of America 24 June 1998 --
SOON AFTER READING RICHARD PRESTON'S NOVEL, "THE COBRA EVENT," A FEW WEEKS AGO, PRESIDENT CLINTON ASKED CONGRESS TO ADD 300 MILLION DOLLARS TO NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET TO FIGHT BIOTERRORISM.
- PAK VIOLENCE Voice of America 24 June 1998 --
TEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE PAST 24-HOURS IN THE SOUTHERN PAKISTANI CITY OF
KARACHI. THE DEATHS ARE PART OF ON-GOING POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN THE CITY WHICH HAS RESULTED IN
MORE THAN 100 MURDERS IN THE PAST MONTH.
- U-S / SAUDI BOMBING Voice of America 24 June 1998 -- ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO SAYS THE UNITED STATES WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO BRING TO JUSTICE THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE 1996 TERRORIST BOMBING IN SAUDI ARABIA WHICH KILLED 19 U-S
- ENCRYPTION FORMULAS DECLASSIFIED June 23, 1998 --
The Department of Defense today announced the decision by the National Security Agency to declassify both the Key Exchange Algorithm and the SKIPJACK encryption algorithm used in the FORTEZZA(tm) personal computer card.
- HEADLINE: THE U.S. JUSTICE SYSTEM AND SIX IRAQIS BYLINE: CHRIS BURY, TED KOPPEL GUESTS: PAUL VIRTUE
ABC NIGHTLINE (11:35 pm ET)JUNE 23, 1998 Transcript # 98062301-j07 Are six Iraqis American spies left out in the cold or a clear and present danger to
- Satellite pictures now just a click away By Jim Wolf 23 June 1998 -- Reuters) -- The advent of the TerraServer puts the world's largest
collection of two-meter resolution images, once considered spy quality, a click away on the Web. "Previously, it took weeks or months to get imagery," said John Pike, defense analyst at the Federation of American Scientists. "Now it takes minutes."
- NSA Frees Secret Crypto Schemes By James Glave.23.Jun.98.PDT Facing an economic crunch, America's code-breaking spy agency has released two long-secret algorithms that were once the basis of a controversial evesdropping scheme.
- CIA's DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
TO BECOME CEO OF PUBLIC SERVICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE Press Release 06/22/98
- Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. John J. Hamre NATO Workshop Vienna, Austria June 22, 1998 -- Future opponents who
cannot match us on traditional battlefields have disturbing new tools. They include: chemical and biological weapons -- and the ability to deliver them; nuclear weapons -- still threatening despite Herculean efforts to control them; cyberattack against vital information systems, capable of disrupting and even destroying the infrastructure of modern society; and the scourge of terrorism, and an emerging willingness of terrorists to use chemical and biological weapons.
... to protect our armed forces, for the first time in our history, we have instituted mandatory systematic vaccinations against deadly anthrax for our entire military. I fear this is just the start of systematic inoculation. At some point, I predict, we will offer voluntary vaccinations for all Americans. In the United States, the defense department is normally not commissioned to deal with internal threats. We will be changing that in coming months. We in the United States have implemented a presidentially-mandated national plan to implement information assurance measures.... for infrastructure protection ... We cannot accept weaknesses in allies, since in cyberspace the weakest link breaks the entire chain. ... The fear that the US will outpace our allies in technology will only get worse if NATO weakness undermines our security through cyberattacks.
- CIA's DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY TO BECOME CEO OF PUBLIC SERVICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE 22 June 1998 No. 06-98 -- Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet announced with regret today that Dr. Ruth David, CIA’s Deputy Director forScience & Technology (DDS&T), will be departing the CIA in September to become President and CEO of ANSER, a not-for-profit public service research institute.
- Navy Lab Uncloaks a Secret, Celebrates Its Breakthroughs ( Congressional Record Senate - June 19, 1998) Top U.S. intelligence officials on Wednesday disclosed the existence of a previously classified spy satellite system.
The system, known as Galactic Radiation and Background (GRAB), was launched in June 1960 and became the nation's first reconnaissance satellite system, gathering information on Soviet air defense radars only weeks after Francis Gary Power's U-2 was shot down over the Soviet Union.
- USA-IRAN SECURITY Voice of America 19 June 1998 --
SECURITY IS TIGHTER THAN NORMAL IN AND AROUND LYON, FRANCE, WHERE THE U-S AND IRANIAN SOCCER TEAMS ARE SCHEDULED TO MEET SUNDAY IN A FIRST ROUND WORLD CUP MATCH.
- PAK VIOLENCE Voice of America 18 June 1998 --
TWO BOMBS HAVE EXPLODED, INJURING AT LEAST 12-PEOPLE IN PAKISTAN'S TROUBLED PORT CITY OF KARACHI. MUCH OF THE VIOLENCE IS DUE TO A RIVALRY BETWEEN THE M-Q-M POLITICAL MOVEMENT AND A BREAK-AWAY FACTION KNOWN AS "M-Q-M HAQIQI".
- Navy acknowledges 1960 USSR mission for 1st spy satellite By Neal Thompson Baltimore Sun 18 June 1998 - GRAB and its offspring marked a turning point in warfare, which evolved from World War II's find-the-bad-guy tactics to today,
"where these satellites are telling you where the bad guys are all the time," said John Pike, of the American Federation of Scientists.
- General Dickman, Mr. Klinger Join NRO Team 18 June 1998
Major General Robert S. Dickman and Mr. Gil Klinger joined the National Reconnaissance
Office this month. General Dickman is the new director of the NRO’s Office of Plans and
Analysis and the System of Systems Architect and Mr. Klinger is the NRO’s new Director of
- DoD News Briefing Thursday, June 18, 1998 -- Q: Operation TAILWIND. Yesterday, you released quite a few documents relating to that, but I understand 76 pages were withheld.
- The Real Intelligence Failure by David Isenberg Intellectual Capital June 18, 1998 -- If there was a failure, it was one of mirror imaging on the part of the administration. For inexplicable reasons, the Clinton administration did not take India's numerous public declarations seriously. Its officials display almost touching naivete in thinking that India and Pakistan would not want to be like the United States and threaten to use nuclear weapons in their national interest.
- Millions of Pictures and No One to Look at Them by Porter J. Goss Intellectual Capital June 18, 1998 --
The emphasis on supporting tactical situations has driven the intelligence community to focus on expensive technological collection and dissemination programs that would be most valuable in times of war. This focus comes at the expense of everything else, particularly analysis and
espionage. This also has led to a system where technical collection capabilities have vastly outstripped our efforts to exploit the information collected. As it has been observed, we have millions of pictures and no one to look at them.
- Starting Over at the CIA by Melvin A. Goodman Intellectual Capital June 18, 1998 -- The failure to provide advance notice last month of a series of nuclear-weapons tests in India worsened the CIA's reputation on Capitol Hill and jeopardized the ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Clearly, it is time to start over at the CIA.
- Down, But Not Out by Bob Kolasky Intellectual Capital June 18, 1998 -- How long can talk continue about the need for intelligence reform without some concrete results being produced?
- So where do you want to spy today? Duncan Campbell The Guardian 18 June 1998 - A new imaging service is due to be launched next week on the Internet at http://www.terraserver.com, courtesy of American and Russian military satellites. John Pike, a space technology specialist with the Federation of American Scientists, is excited about the humanitarian possibilities raised by the availability of high-resolution images from space; anyone with an Internet connection could quickly be able to view images of labour and prison camps, and rebel towns and villages that dictators have razed to the ground. When such images become immediately and generally available, Pike hopes, they will transform international affairs.
- RUSSIAN MAFIA / LATAM Voice of America 17 June 1998 --RUSSIA'S POWERFUL ORGANIZED CRIME NETWORKS HAVE BEGUN PENETRATING COUNTRIES IN LATIN AMERICA.
- TEXT: BERGER APPOINTS MCCARTHY SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR INTELLIGENCE 17 June 1998 -- National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger announced
June 16 the appointment of Mary O'Neil McCarthy as Special Assistant
to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs.
- DoD News Briefing Tuesday, June 16, 1998 --
Reaction to the follow-up report by CNN this past Sunday night about the Operation TAILWIND.
- DOD in never-ending cyberwar BY BOB BREWIN Federal Computer Week JUNE 15, 1998 -- Testimony by top NSA chief highlights the increasing attacks on DOD computers and the vulnerability of the nation's infrastructure. John Pike, an analyst with the Federation of American Scientists, said Minihan's appearance and his candid testimony, ties in with the Clinton administration's deepening concern over protection of critical infrastructures from cyberattacks. To date, Pike said, "I've not seen evidence of attacks by professional adversaries.... Seventeen-year-olds on too much Jolt cola? Yes, but not professionals.''
- SAF / BOTHA Voice of America 15 June 1998 --
THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION WANTED TO QUESTION FORMER SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT P-W BOTHA ABOUT THE ROLE IN HUMAN RIGHTS ATROCITIES OF THE SHADOWY STATE SECURITY COUNCIL
- Did The U.S. Drop Nerve Gas? By APRIL OLIVER AND PETER ARNETT Time Magazine JUNE 15, 1998 VOL. 151 NO. 23 -- A CNN investigation charges that the U.S. used gas in 1970
to save troops sent into Laos to kill defectors
- U.S. Gains Intelligence Data in China Launches By Walter Pincus Washington Post , June 13, 1998; Page A18 -- When Chinese officials, trying to explain in 1996 why one of their satellite-bearing rockets had blown up, gave an American review panel a report detailing what had gone wrong, it was the first time they had
revealed to outsiders the inner workings of their Long March missiles. The Chinese report, said John Pike of the Federation of American Scientists, contained "material a spy could only dream of."
- Cos. Helped CIA Gather China Data By John Diamond
Associated Press, June 12, 1998; -- While investigators try to determine whether
aerospace companies helped China gain missile technology, those same companies quietly are helping U.S. intelligence expand its knowledge of China's rocket programs. "The intelligence community has gotten hold of all these technical manuals" for Chinese as well as Russian missiles, said Charles Vick of the Federation of American Scientists, a Washington-based intelligence watchdog group. By allowing access to technical manuals and other material on their rockets, "they're revealing where their limits are," Vick said.
- MIDDLE EAST and SOUTH ASIA PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE - June 12, 1998 -- In a recent interview with an American news organization, terrorist financier Osama Bin Laden reiterated his threats against the U.S. In a May 26 press conference, Bin Laden implied that some type of terrorist action could be mounted within the next several weeks.
- DEFENSE EXERCISES TEST U.S. ABILITY TO DETER CYBER ATTACK By Susan Ellis USIA 12 June 1998 -- The United States' "soft, digital underbelly" is more readily vulnerable to attack than is the nation's powerful military, according to a U.S. senator whose jurisdiction includes protection of the U.S. infrastructure.
- NRO selects Atlas 3 for satellite launch Lockheed Martin News Release June 12, 1998 - A Lockheed Martin Atlas 3A rocket has been
selected by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to launch a classified payload from Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS), Fla. The launch date will be selected based on the
NRO's operational requirements.
- Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre DoD News Briefing Thursday, June 11, 1998 "The Department's response to the cyber issues and the infrastructure protection issues are really going to be coordinated through a different mechanism. ... We will also be establishing a new military organization to deal with cyber defense. ... deeply rooted in American Constitutional democracy that's evolved over the last hundred years, 125 years. The Department of Defense only deals with threats outside of
the borders of the United States. If it's inside of the borders of the United States, it is a law enforcement problem. I believe that's an artificial distinction. Cyberspace doesn't know geographical boundaries... Because of our Constitutional orientation and our history, the Department of Defense is not going to be the lead in anything, but we will be backbone of everything...."
- DoD News Briefing Thursday, June 11, 1998 --
Operation TAILWIND. Can you just tell us if the Pentagon has made any progress in finding any key evidence that would either confirm or refute CNN's report of last Sunday night?
- 'Foreign Report': Israel giving satellite data to India By DOUGLAS DAVIS Jerusalem Post Thursday, June 11, 1998 17 Sivan 5758 - The Intelligence Corps reportedly provides India with fresh data on Pakistan gathered by Israel's Ofek satellite, according today's issue of Foreign Report. In return, India gives Israel special permission for "Unit 8200," which comprises the corps' special monitoring experts, to undertake missions on Indian territory.
- CIA distorted Vietnam views - retired officer By Joe Carroll, Irish Times 11 June 1998 -- Political pressure was used on the Central Intelligence Agency to make its reports on the Vietnam War less pessimistic and to conform to the view of foreign policy makers, according to a new study released by the CIA, "CIA and the Vietnam Policymakers", written by Harold Ford.
- Cohen Orders Army, Air Force to Check Sarin Allegations By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service 11 June 1998 -- Defense Secretary William S. Cohen June 9 ordered the acting secretaries of the Army and Air Force to investigate a news
report that the services used sarin nerve agent in Laos in 1970.
- National Reconnaissance Office Awards Launch
Contract 11 June 1998 -- The National Reconnaissance Office awarded Lockheed Martin a service contract to launch a classified payload aboard an Atlas IIIA rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL.
- United States-Mexican Cooperation on Drug Control
Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa on the Floor of the United States Senate
June 10, 1998: [pp. S6011-6012, Congressional Record]
- Protecting U.S. Critical Computer Infrastructure By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service 10 June 1998 -- In 1986, the book "Softwar" detailed how the Warsaw Pact countries would cripple the West by launching attacks against
U.S. and NATO military and financial computer systems. The threat is considered so real, President Clinton decided to protect the nation's critical computer infrastructure, by creating a program to oversee America's defense against cyberattack.
- U-S CYBER THREAT Voice of America 10 June 1998 --
U-S INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS TOLD CONGRESS WEDNESDAY THAT A SIMULATED ATTACK LAST YEAR ON GOVERNMENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS SHOWED A GAPING HOLE IN NATIONAL SECURITY WHICH COULD BE EXPLOITED BY HOSTILE NATIONS AND TERRORIST GROUPS.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY INCB PRESIDENT 10 June 1998
Press Briefing -- Hamid Ghodse, President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)-- " No psychoactive drugs or substances should go down the road that tobacco and alcohol had taken. No psychoactive substances which affected the brain should be legalized for non-medical uses. "
- CHICAGO / HAMAS Voice of America 10 June 1998 --
FEDERAL OFFICIALS IN THE MIDWEST U-S CITY OF CHICAGO SEIZED ALMOST ONE-AND-A-HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN CASH AND PROPERTY THEY SAY WAS PART OF A SCHEME TO FUNNEL MONEY TO HAMAS, A RADICAL
PALESTINIAN GROUP OPPOSED TO ISRAEL.
- MEXICAN JOURNALIST / DRUG TRAFFICKERS Voice of America 10 June 1998 -- MEXICO'S NORTHWEST STATE OF BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL NORTE HAS BECOME A PRINCIPAL ZONE OF CONFLICT IN THE WAR AGAINST DRUG SMUGGLING.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECRETARY 0F ANTI-DRUG HEADQUARTERS OF IRAN 9 June 1998
- DoD News Briefing Tuesday, June 9, 1998 -
Did Secretary Cohen talk to Melvin Laird about the use of nerve gas while he was Secretary of Defense in the Nixon Administration? Two, do you have any comment on Admiral Moorer's thoughts today? And three, are you going to provide us with the TAILWIND freedom of information release?
- REPORTS FAULTS C-I-A ON INDIAN NUKES -- 09 June 1998 -- Voice of America THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY HAS SUFFERED
A NUMBER OF INTELLIGENCE FAILURES IN RECENT YEARS. THE MOST RECENT IS THE FAILURE TO PROVIDE WARNING OF THE RECENT INDIAN NUCLEAR TESTS.
- TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: June 9, 1998 -- I am transmitting for immediate consideration and enactment the "International Crime Control Act of 1998" (ICCA).
- STATE DEPARTMENT UPBEAT ON U.S.-MEXICO RELATIONSHIP 09 June 1998 By Eric Green USIA -- Despite recent tensions involving a U.S.
counternarcotics operation in Mexico, the bilateral relationship between the United States and Mexico remains positive, says a senior State Department official.
- U-N / AFGHANISTAN / DRUGS -- 09 June 1998 -- Voice of America OUSTED AFGHAN PRESIDENT BURHANUDDIN RABBANI IS BLAMING THE ISLAMIC TALEBAN MOVEMENT FOR HIS COUNTRY'S DRUG PROBLEMS.
- U-N DRUGS / DEFENSE -- 09 June 1998 -- Voice of America THE UNITED NATIONS REJECTED SUGGESTIONS THAT ITS INTERNATIONAL DRUG CONFERENCE, NOW UNDERWAY IN NEW YORK, IS PROMOTING UNREALISTIC PLEDGES AND INEFFECTIVE PROGRAMS.
- DRUGS / SAMPER -- 09 June 1998 -- Voice of America
COLOMBIAN PRESIDENT ERNESTO SAMPER SAID THE THREE MAJOR DRUG CARTELS IN HIS COUNTRY HAVE BEEN VIRTUALLY DISMANTLED.
- HOME BROADCASTS RADIO PAKISTAN - 09 June 1998 --
Pakistan has said Indian Intelligence Agency " RAW " is involved in the bomb explosion in the Khyber Mail train.
- BORDER / RIGHTS Voice of America 09 June 1998 --
A RECENT REPORT BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CRITICIZED HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ALLEGEDLY COMMITTED BY U-S LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS ON THE U-S/MEXICO BORDER.
- Huge world atlas coming soon to the Web Lisa M. Bowman ZDNet News June 8, 1998
Starting June 24, Internet surfers can view parts of the world from nearly any angle, thanks to a joint research project between Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), the U.S. Geological Survey, Eastman Kodak Co. (EK) and others. Through the project -- known as the Terra-Server -- users will be able to view more than 7 million square kilometers of the urban world, gleaned from satellite images of the U.S. Geological Survey and the Russian Space Agency. Because the pictures will offer only one-meter resolution, viewers will be able to identify homes and cars, but not people.
- INDIA HACKERS Voice of America 08 June 1998 --
OFFICIALS WHO RUN INDIA'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM SAY REPORTS COMPUTER HACKERS PENETRATED THEIR COMPUTERS ARE GREATLY EXAGGERATED.
- PENTAGON / NERVE GAS Voice of America 08 June 1998 -- DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM COHEN IS ORDERING PENTAGON OFFICIALS TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS THAT U-S FORCES USED NERVE GAS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR.
- PENTAGON / NERVE GAS Voice of America 08 June 1998 --
NEWS REPORTS BY "TIME" MAGAZINE AND C-N-N (CABLE NEWS NETWORK) SAY NERVE GAS WAS USED UP
TO 20 TIMES DURING THE WAR, SOMETIMES TO BLOCK ENEMY TROOPS DURING RESCUES OF DOWNED AMERICAN PILOTS.
- DRUGS / U-S Voice of America 08 June 1998 --
TOP OFFICIALS OF THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION STRESSED THE U-S APPROACH TO FIGHTING ILLEGAL DRUGS -- OUTLINED BY PRESIDENT CLINTON IN A SPEECH TO THE U-N GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- EMPHASIZES A BALANCE BETWEEN REDUCING DRUG PRODUCTION AND DRUG USE AS WELL AS THE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF DRUG USERS.
- EDITORIAL: TERRORISM AND THE WORLD CUP 08 June 1998 Voice of America -- ON MAY 26TH, POLICE IN FRANCE, BELGIUM, ITALY, GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND ARRESTED EIGHTY-EIGHT PERSONS SUSPECTED OF BEING LINKED TO ONE OF THE WORLD'S DEADLIEST TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS, THE ARMED ISLAMIC GROUP.
- INDIA HACKERS 08 June 1998 Voice of America --
OFFICIALS WHO RUN INDIA'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM SAY REPORTS COMPUTER HACKERS PENETRATED THEIR COMPUTERS ARE GREATLY EXAGGERATED.
- Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen Media Encounter with CNN -- 08 June 1998 -- Q: CNN reported that U.S. Special Forces during Vietnam when doing a secret operation used sarin nerve gas during operations intended to hunt down American defectors and kill them. A: I don't know of any information that we currently have that would validate those charges.
- UN RELEASES REPORT ON FINANCIAL HAVENS, BANK SECRECY AND MONEY-LAUNDERING -- 08 June 1998 -- Press Release SOC/NAR/784 (Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention) -- Financial havens and bank secrecy are a "tool kit" for money launderers, states a new report commissioned by the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, which advocates global action to reduce the ability of criminals to hide illegal profits. The 118-page preliminary report, "Financial Havens, Banking Secrecy and Money-Laundering", released at the Drug Summit, says most money-laundering schemes involve the use of
- JOINT COMMUNIQUE -- 08 June 1998 -- The President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo, and the President of the United States, Bill Clinton, met today in New York City. Bilateral cooperation against drug trafficking was given special consideration.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY MIKE MCCURRY AND AMBASSADOR JAMES DOBBINS, SENIOR DIRECTOR, NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL FOR INTER-AMERICAN AFFAIRS -- 08 June 1998 --
Q: Did President Zedillo say he was going to seek extradition of those agents involved in Casablanca? A: There was no discussion of extradition or prosecution. President Zedillo did make clear that under Mexican law, there was a requirement that they inquire as to whether Mexican law had been violated.
- MONEY LAUNDERING - Fact Sheet No. 5 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem New York, 8-10 June 1998
- FEATURE -- Money Laundering UN General Assembly
Special Session on the World Drug Problem 8-10 June 1998
- REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPECIAL SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- 08 June 1998
- PRESS BRIEFING BY U.S. NATIONAL DRUG POLICY DIRECTOR GENERAL BARRY MCCAFFREY, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE DONNA SHALALA, ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO, AND SPECIAL ENVOY TO THE AMERICAS MACK MCLARTY -- 08 June 1998
- TARPS demonstration test -- 06 June 1998 -- This image of the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., was made from an altitude of 10,000 feet by the Navy's newest model of the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS).
- PAK BOMB 07 June 1998 Voice of America --
PAKISTAN IS BLAMING INDIA FOR A TRAIN BOMBING SUNDAY IN SOUTHERN PAKISTAN THAT LEFT 23 PEOPLE DEAD AND MORE THAN 30 INJURED. A PAKISTAN FOREIGN MINISTRY STATEMENT LAID THE BLAME FOR
THE TRAIN BOMBING SQUARELY ON INDIAN INTELLIGENCE AGENTS.
- Espionnage: The French Listen In To Their Allies as Well
Le Point 6 Jun 98 pp 61-64 -- Communications take place in space, and the satellites are spied on from the ground, by the French as well, who are past masters at the game. But big space ears are also used to intercept all the planet's communications (telephone, fax, mobile phone), and this is where the Americans and British, who have signed secret cooperation agreements, are unbeatable.
- SAF / BOTHA 05 June 1998 Voice of America --
IN SOUTH AFRICA, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNTRY'S "TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION" HAS ANGRILY REJECTED SUGGESTIONS THAT HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES DURING THE APARTHEID ERA WERE THE WORK OF A SMALL ROGUE ELEMENT IN THE SECURITY FORCES.
- OKLAHOMA BOMB TRIALS 05 June 1998 Voice of America --
THE SENTENCING THURSDAY OF OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING CONSPIRATOR TERRY NICHOLS IS NOT THE END OF THE COURT APPEARANCES FOR NICHOLS OR FOR TIMOTHY MCVEIGH.
- LATAM DRUG SUMMIT 05 June 1998 Voice of America --
LATIN AMERICAN LEADERS WANT THE UNITED STATES TO CURB ITS APPETITE FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS AND SPEND MORE MONEY FOR A GLOBAL WAR AGAINST NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING.
- U-N DRUG MEETING PREVIEW 05 June 1998 Voice of America -- ON MONDAY (6/8), WORLD LEADERS WILL MEET AT THE UNITED NATIONS IN NEW YORK FOR WHAT IS EXPECTED TO BE THE LARGEST MULTI-LATERAL GATHERING EVER ON COMBATING ILLEGAL DRUG
- PRESS BRIEFING ON MONEY-LAUNDERING - 05 June 1998 -- A study on financial havens, banking secrecy and money-laundering was launched at a Headquarters press briefing by Jean-Francois Thorny, Manager of the Global Programme against Money-laundering of the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention.
- CUBA / REPORTED ARREST 05 June 1998 Voice of America -- THE U-S STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT IS LOOKING INTO REPORTS THAT MEMBERS OF A MIAMI-BASED CUBAN EXILE GROUP HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CUBA. THE EXILES SLIPPED INTO CUBA LAST WEEK TO FOMENT ARMED RESISTANCE TO PRESIDENT FIDEL CASTRO'S GOVERNMENT.
- Dr. Hamre's Speech to the Council on Foreign Relations
Friday, June 5, 1998 "We, as a country, are going to have to reassess the traditional boundaries that delimit national security and law enforcement. We have a 19th-century view of national security. If a problem develops outside of the borders of the United States, it is a national security problem. If it is inside of U.S. borders, it is law enforcement. But there are no borders in cyberspace. For us to deal with things such as state-sponsored terrorism and cyberattacks, we are going to have to overcome this inherent,
very profound limitation that delimits how we at the Department of Defense relate with other agencies in the federal government."
- Hiding from the spies in the sky Duncan Campbell The Guardian 4 June 1998 -- In January 1993, former CIA analyst and defence scientist Allen Thomson, who retired last year to Texas, wrote a detailed study showing how the US strategy of depending on a few, expensive satellites for reconnaissance was flawed. With 13 years’ experience in the CIA, Thomson warned that “the presumption that reconnaissance satellites can operate covertly is obsolete”.
- NICHOLS SENTENCED 04 June 1998 Voice of America --
TERRY NICHOLS, ONE OF THE MEN CONVICTED OF PLANNING THE WORST TERRORIST ATTACK ON U-S SOIL, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON.
- U-S MEXICO DRUGS 04 June 1998 Voice of America --
ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO IS DEFENDING THE ACTIONS OF U-S UNDERCOVER AGENTS INVOLVED IN A MONEY-LAUNDERING STING OPERATION IN MEXICO.
- MEXICO / DRUGS 04 June 1998 Voice of America --
MEXICAN AUTHORITIES SAY THEY WERE NOTIFIED TWO YEARS AGO OF A U-S INVESTIGATION INTO DRUG MONEY LAUNDERING BY MEXICAN BANKS, BUT THEY DENY GIVING THE AMERICANS PERMISSION TO CONDUCT
UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS ON MEXICAN SOIL.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF DRUG CONTROL AND CRIME PREVENTION - 04 June 1998 -- Demand reduction is the primary new element in the proposed global strategy to control illicit drugs.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY MIKE MCCURRY - 04 June 1998 -- THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary -- Q Mexico now says it intends to prosecute U.S. agents involved in Operation Casablanca. Will we extradite those agents if
requested by Mexico?
- Intelligence Challenges for the Next Generation --
Remarks by John C. Gannon Chairman, National Intelligence Council to the World Affairs Council Washington, D.C. June 4, 1998
- CIA RELEASES DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO BAY OF PIGS -- CIA Press Release -- 04 June 1998 -- The CIA has transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) an initial group of historical records -- consisting of approximately 3,200 pages of declassified CIA documents -- concerning the Bay of Pigs operation.
- U-S SPY PLEA Voice of America 03 June 1998 --
ONE OF THREE FORMER STUDENT RADICALS CHARGED WITH SPYING FOR THE FORMER EAST GERMANY PLEADED GUILTY WEDNESDAY TO CONSPIRING TO COMMIT ESPIONAGE AND IS NOW EXPECTED TO COOPERATE WITH PROSECUTORS.
- SAF / WEAPONS Voice of America 03 June 1998 --
AUTHORITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA ARE REPORTING A BREAKTHROUGH IN THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO TWO RECENT THEFTS OF MILITARY WEAPONS. THE THEFTS HAVE BEEN LINKED TO A GROUP THAT INCLUDES MEMBERS OF
SOUTH AFRICA'S NATIONAL DEFENSE FORCE, WHICH HAS SUSPECTED RIGHT-WING CONNECTIONS.
- Jeremiah News Conference -- 02 June 1998 -- The identification of the Indian nuclear test preparations posed a difficult collection problem and a difficult analytical problem. In addition, they took pains to avoid any characteristics that they may have learned were of value to us, and the test preparations they made in 1995/96. I suppose my bottom line is that both the intelligence and the policy communities had an underlying mindset going into these tests that the BJP would behave as we behave.
- INTELLIGENCE FAILURE REPORT Voice of America 02 June 1998 -- A NEW REPORT SAYS AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE FAILED TO PREDICT INDIA'S NUCLEAR TESTS BECAUSE THEY WERE DISORGANIZED AND THEY DID MISUNDERSTOOD INDIA.
- PRESS STATEMENT BY THE DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE GEORGE J. TENET ON THE RELEASE OF THE JEREMIAH REPORT -- 02 June 1998 -- I asked Admiral Jeremiah to take a hard look at the Intelligence Community's performance on India. He did exactly that. He identified problems that impeded our performance on India and warned us of weaknesses that could reduce our effectiveness in the future-- if we do not correct them now.
- INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN RICHARD SHELBY
COMMENTS ON THE JEREMIAH REPORT June 2, 1998 -- Report Assesses U. S. Intelligence Failure To Anticipate India Nuclear Tests
- MEMORANDUM FOR CORRESPONDENTS No. 090-M June 2, 1998 -- A U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat will over-fly the Pentagon North Parking Lot at 1:00 p.m. today to demonstrate the newest model of the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System [TARPS (CD)]. This latest advancement provides real-time dissemination of high-resolution digital data to the battlefield.
- Leaders Link U.S., Argentina to Terrorism Battle
By Douglas J. Gillert American Forces Press Service 01 June 1998 -- Defense Secretary William Cohen said the United States will work with Argentina to help battle international terrorism.
- Air Force RC-135 fleet to fly with new engines
: Jun 1, 1998(AFNS) -- In the case of one Air Force reconnaissance aircraft, the RC-135, the benefits of an engine redesign are even greater than the original sister platform -- the KC-135R tanker.
- SAF / BOTHA Voice of America 01 June 1998 --
THE TRUTH PANEL WANTS TO HEAR FORMER PRESIDENT P-W BOTHA DISCUSS DECISIONS OF THE NOW-DEFUNCT STATE SECURITY COUNCIL, AN APARTHEID-ERA BODY WHICH COORDINATED SECURITY ACTIONS
AGAINST BLACK LIBERATION LEADERS.
- Article Reveals U.S. Knowledge of Activist Abductions in Indonesia Intelligence Officials Worked Closely with Military Units Responsible - June 1998 -- East Timor Action Network U.S. intelligence officials based in Indonesia knew about the abductions of political activists as they occurred reports Allan Nairn in an article to be published in the forthcoming Nation magazine.
- New space technology shown to eager Air Force users
: Jun 1, 1998 (AFNS) -- Many Air Force specialties are finding it easier and faster to do business, thanks to space. Normalizing space has become a priority of a specialized space squadron in Colorado Springs involving two new systems, Multi-Source Tactical System, or MSTS, and Combat Track.
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