February 1999 Intelligence News
- Information review necessary before release to the public Air Force Print News 26 February 1999 -- The Air Force and the Defense Department are trying to get their hands around the newest medium -- the Internet. With the information freely available on many DOD Web sites, anyone can easily access potentially damaging information, such as personnel information or other sensitive material.
- STATEMENT OF EXPLANATION FOR MEXICO DRUG CERTIFICATION USIA 26 February 1999 -- Following is the text of the Feb. 26 White House Statement of Explanation regarding Mexico's drug-certification status:
- RUSSIA CORRUPTION Voice of America 25 Feburary 1999 -- RUSSIA'S INTERIOR MINISTRY SAYS 18-THOUSAND PUBLIC
OFFICIALS WERE DETAINED LAST YEAR ON CORRUPTION CHARGES. DURING
THE SAME PERIOD, 14 RUSSIAN GENERALS WERE SENT TO JAIL FOR
FINANCIAL OFFENSES AND ABUSE OF POWER. A RECENT INTERNATIONAL
SURVEY LISTED RUSSIA AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S FIVE MOST CORRUPT COUNTRIES.
- SPONSORS CONFIDENT ON PASSING BILL EASING ENCRYPTION EXPORTS Bruce Odessey USIA 25 Feburary 1999 -- Sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives of legislation to relax U.S. export controls on mass-market encryption software seem optimistic they can pass it despite many obstacles,
including likely continued opposition from the Clinton administration.
- GORE APPEALS TO RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO FIGHT CORRUPTION Phillip Kurata USIA 25 Feburary 1999 -- Vice President Al Gore has appealed to the world's major religions to issue a joint statement denouncing corruption. Gore made the request February 25 at the three-day Global Forum on Fighting Corruption, which he is hosting in Washington.
- UNDER SECRETARY LOY ON CORRUPTION AND RULE OF LAW USIA 25 Feburary 1999 -- An independent judicial system based on a rule-of-law regime and government that is open, accountable and transparent are
essential requirements for an anti-corruption strategy, says Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Frank E. Loy.
- Cohen establishes reserve component web security cell AFPN 25 February 1999 -- Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen has approved the creation of a 22-member Reserve component team to monitor and evaluate Department of Defense Web sites to ensure the sites do not compromise national security by revealing sensitive defense information.
- SECRETARY OF DEFENSE COHEN ESTABLISHES RESERVE COMPONENT WEB SECURITY CELL 25 February 1999 -- Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen has approved the creation of a 22-member Reserve component team to monitor and evaluate Department of Defense Web sites to ensure the sites do not compromise national security by revealing sensitive defense information. The team, called the Joint Web Risk Assessment Cell (JWRAC), will be comprised of two full-time Reservists and 20 drilling Reserve and National Guard personnel. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) will start up the cell on March 1, 1999.
- Pentagon To Form Reservist 'Cell' To Enforce
Web Security Policy 25 Febrary 1999 -- Entire websites have been removed or severely truncated by each of the services, while others remain largely intact, sources said. "They clearly need a better implementation mechanism," said John Pike of the Federation of American Scientists.
- General Named To Head NSA Air Force's Hayden Faces Big Challenges Washington Post 25 February 1999-- Proliferating targets, added John Pike, an intelligence expert at the Federation of American Scientists, make the new technological challenges even harder to cope with. "With the priority on drugs and thugs and terrorists," he said, "you've got to read everything."
- A Most Unusual Collection Agency by Jason Vest and Wayne Madsen The Village Voice 24 February 1999 - The U.S. government's prime mover in Iraqi electronic surveillance was most likely a super-secret organization run jointly by the the CIA and the NSA— the spy agency charged with gathering signals intelligence (known as SIGINT)— called the Special Collection Service.
- The Radome Archipelago by Jason Vest and Wayne Madsen The Village Voice 24 February 1999 -- The following list is the best unclassified shot at describing the locations of the ground-based "ears" of the Puzzle Palace. It is culled from press accounts, informed experts, and books written about the NSA and its intelligence partners.
- RENO STRESSES GLOBAL COOPERATION AGAINST CORRUPTION USIA 24 Feburary 1999 -- "Fostering international cooperation and the rule of law is one of the top priorities" of U.S. crime control strategy, says
Attorney General Janet Reno.
- D.E.A. CHIEF CALLS FOR MEXICAN ANTI-DRUG CORRUPTION INITIATIVE Bruce Carey USIA 24 Feburary 1999 -- "Organized crime groups from Mexico continue to pose a grave threat to the citizens of the United States," Thomas Constantine, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration,
told a Senate panel.
- U.S. OFFICIAL ON FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION USIA 24 Feburary 1999 -- Unless those in government willing to provide
information on corruption ("whistleblowers") are given protection, efforts to stamp out government corruption will not be successful, says Elaine Kaplan, special counsel in the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.
- EIZENSTAT OFFERS GLOBAL STANDARDS TO FIGHT CORRUPTION USIA 24 Feburary 1999 -- U.S. Under Secretary of State Stuart Eizenstat has proposed international standards and norms as guidelines to attack
corruption in the global marketplace.
- ALBRIGHT SEES PROGRESS IN ANTI-CORRUPTION EFFORT USIA 24 Feburary 1999 -- The world is "making progress" on fighting corruption, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said during opening remarks at
an international forum on fighting corruption.
- OECD OFFICIAL ON ANTI-CORRUPTION EFFORT USIA 24 Feburary 1999 -- The Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD) and its member countries need to extend the reach
of their anti-corruption efforts to include the private sector, says
OECD Secretary General Donald Johnston.
- RUBIN URGES CUTTING ASSISTANCE TO CORRUPT GOVERNMENTS USIA 24 Feburary 1999 -- U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin says that international financial institutions (IFIs) should cut development assistance to those countries with rampant corruption.
- SECSTATE ANNOUNCES OVERSEAS PRESENCE ADVISORY PANEL USIA 23 Feburary 1999 -- Secretary of State Albright has announced the establishment of an Overseas Presence Advisory Panel to analyze and make recommendations on the organization of US embassies and consulates overseas.
- GORE OUTLINES ECONOMIC, POLITICAL COSTS OF CORRUPTION USIA 24 Feburary 1999 -- Vice President Al Gore says that government corruption can not only destroy economies and destabilize governments but also hamper economic growth and employment in third countries.
- IRAN SECURITY MINISTER Voice of America 24 Feburary 1999 -- IRAN'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HAS APPROVED A NEW MINISTER OF INTELLIGENCE WHO IS PLEDGING TO REFORM THE GOVERNMENT'S SECRET SERVICES. THE PREVIOUS MINISTER RESIGNED AFTER MEMBERS OF THE MINISTRY WERE
IMPLICATED IN A SERIES OF POLITICAL MURDERS.
- MEXICO / DRUG SMUGGLING Voice of America 25 Feburary 1999 -- OFFICIAL CORRUPTION IN MEXICO HAS
HELPED DRUG CARTELS MAKE IT THE NUMBER ONE SOURCE OF NARCOTICS
FOR THE UNITED STATES.
- LIBYA / LOCKERBIE Voice of America 24 Feburary 1999 -- LIBYA MAY BE ON THE VERGE OF TURNING OVER FOR TRIAL IN
THE NETHERLANDS TWO LIBYAN SUSPECTS IN THE BOMBING OF PAN AM 103.
- ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES PRESENT NEW CHALLENGES TO DRUG WAR Judy Aita USIA 23 Feburary 1999 -- Efforts to combat drug abuse are being undermined by the increasing availability of drugs prescribed by doctors to relieve stress or enhance performance, and by drug traffickers' use of advanced computer technology to circumvent the law, a new international drug study reported.
- POLICY REFORMS NEEDED TO COMBAT CORRUPTION IN AFRICA by Frederick Werema and Joseph S. Warioba USIA 23 Feburary 1999 -- "Drastic policy and institutional reforms are needed to deal with grand corruption," in Africa and internationally because corruption is a worldwide problem.
- CONFRONTING BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION KEY TO DEVELOPMENT Charles W. Corey USIA 23 Feburary 1999 -- Bribery and corruption is "not a fringe issue" but a concern that must be dealt with openly, decisively and forthrightly by any nation that aspires to become a fully functioning member of the world economy, says World Bank President James Wolfensohn.
- EIZENSTAT AT OECD CONFERENCE ON BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION USIA 22 Feburary 1999 -- Under Secretary of State Stuart Eizenstat has outlined the Clinton administration's continuing program for reducing the
incidence of international bribery of foreign government officials.
- DALEY CALLS FOR ENFORCEMENT OF ANTI-CORRUPTION TREATY USIA 22 Feburary 1999 -- U.S. Commerce Secretary William Daley has called for
strict monitoring and enforcement of the anti-corruption treaty of the
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that went
into effect last week.
- CORRUPTION Voice of America 22 Feburary 1999 -- INTERNATIONAL ECONOMISTS AND BUSINESS EXPERTS ARE TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO COMBAT CORRUPTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. A WASHINGTON CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT IS STRESSING THE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN FIGHTING BRIBERY.
- JUDGE GIVES HOPE TO MAN HELD FOR DEPORTATION Iraq News 22 Feburary 1999 -- The Clinton administration separated the national security question of state sponsorship/involvement from the criminal question of the guilt or innocence of the individuals involved. It dealt slyly with the issue of state sponsorship/involvement, while it dealt very publicly with the criminal question, in trials. And that gave rise to the notion that there was a new kind of terrorism, carried out by individuals, or "loose networks."
- Hobbyists Track Down Spies in Sky
Vernon Loeb Washington Post , February 20, 1999; Page A01 -- U.S. military officials declined to say whether the photos they released at the Pentagon came from satellites, U-2 spy planes or unmanned aerial vehicles. But John Pike, an intelligence expert at the Federation of American Scientists, said there are strong indications the imagery came from satellites.
- BIO-TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE Voice of America 19 Feburary 1999 -- MOST EXPERTS AGREE THAT THIS
COUNTRY IS NOT PREPARED TO COPE WITH "BIO-TERRORISM."
POLITICAL LEADERS, PHYSICIANS, RESEARCH SCIENTISTS AND LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ARE CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT TO PLAN FOR
SUCH AN ATTACK NOW.
- U-N / DRUGS / SATELLITES Voice of America 19 Feburary 1999 -- THE UNITED NATIONS SAYS (FRIDAY) IT HAS REACHED AN
AGREEMENT WITH THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY TO PROVIDE SATELLITE
MONITORING OF ILLICIT DRUG CROPS AROUND THE WORLD.
- STUDY SUGGESTS FIVE-POINT PLAN FOR FRESH U.S. POLICY ON CUBA Bruce Carey USIA 19 February 1999 -- The successful Cold War stategy of containment should now be followed by nurturing the fragile civil society that is
"tentatively but persistently beginning to emerge" in Cuba, according to a report published in early January by the Council on Foreign Relations.
- SPECIAL REPORT: U.S.-CUBAN RELATIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY 19 February 1999 (Council on Foreign Relations task force report) Cuba remains a highly repressive regime where the basic human rights and civil liberties of the Cuban people are routinely denied and repressed. Still, we believe that U.S. policy toward Cuba, including the embargo, has enjoyed real though not total success.
- Threat makes information assurance important year round 19 Feb 1999 Air Force Communications and Information Center -- The Air Force's Third Annual Information Assurance Awareness Month, which focused on the ever-present threats to our information and information systems, culminates Feb. 26.
- Screensaver: Is your system's information protected?
by Joe Fuller 56th Fighter Wing Information Assurance Office 18 Feb 1999 -- The screensaver, protected with a password using alphanumeric characters, is the first line of defense. Without it, the monitor displays a nice picture, but the information on the system is susceptible to compromise.
- U.S. HOSTS INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION CONFERENCE
Phillip Kurata USIA 18 February 1999 -- Representatives from 79 governments and scores of international bodies and non-governmental organizations gather in Washington February 24 to 26 for the first global conference devoted to fighting corruption.
- PAKISTAN MILITARY Voice of America 17 Feburary 1999 -- PAKISTAN'S SUPREME COURT HAS RULED (WEDNESDAY) AGAINST
MILITARY COURTS ESTABLISHED LAST YEAR BY PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ
SHARIF. RULINGS OF THE
SPECIAL TRIBUNALS CREATED TO FIGHT TERRORISM IN KARACHI HAVE
RESULTED IN THE EXECUTION OF TWO MEN.
- U-N / LIBYA LETTER Voice of America 17 Feburary 1999 -- UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN SENT A LETTER
TO LIBYA WEDNESDAY AIMED AT SECURING AN AGREEMENT FOR THE
TRIAL OF TWO SUSPECTS IN THE 1988 BOMBING OF A U-S AIRLINER OVER SCOTLAND.
- U-S MEXICO BORDER DEATHS Voice of America 17 Feburary 1999 -- TWO CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS SAY A CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL
IMMIGRATION FROM MEXICO NEAR THE U-S COASTAL CITY OF SAN DIEGO
HAS FORCED MIGRANTS INLAND -- WHERE THEY MUST CROSS THROUGH DEADLY TERRAIN.
- BIN LADEN / AFGHAN Voice of America 17 Feburary 1999 -- : AFGHANISTAN'S TALEBAN MILITIA SAYS TERROR SUSPECT OSAMA
BIN LADEN IS NO LONGER IN TALEBAN-CONTROLLED TERRITORY.
- TEXT: WORLDWIDE CAUTION BECAUSE OF KURDISH REBEL ARREST
17 February 1999 -- The State Department has issued a worldwide caution
advising U.S. travelers abroad of the possibility that attacks by
ethnic Kurds on Greek diplomatic missions as a result of Turkey's
arrest of Kurdish rebel leader Abdulla Ocalan "may extend to American
interests as well."
- Department of State Daily Briefing FEBRUARY 17, 1999 -- The presence of bin Laden in Afghanistan has been detrimental to the interests of the Afghan people and poses a major obstacle to the Taliban in its desire to gain greater international acceptance. His whereabouts have been shrouded in some mystery and confusion over the last days, and we're looking to see if the Taliban can shed some light on his whereabouts. We do not have information that he is not in Afghanistan.
- Through the Keyhole: Conference on Public Policy Applications of Declassified Corona Satellite Imagery On February 16 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:45 A.M., the Federation of American Scientists will hold providing the first extensive look at CORONA imagery of Russia's nuclear weapons complex.
- Declassified Spy Photos Studied
By John Diamond Associated Press Tuesday, February 16, 1999 -- Joshua Handler of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School said the photographs show that Russia may have enough secure storage space to enable thousands more nuclear warheads to be removed from missiles under the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
- Declassified spy satellite photos help arms reduction effort By John Diamond Associated Press Tuesday, February 16, 1999 -- U.S. spy satellite photographs of the Soviet Union taken during the Cold War are emerging from their shell of secrecy.
- U-N / LIBYA Voice of America 16 Feburary 1999 -- OFFICIALS AT THE UNITED NATIONS ARE WORKING THIS WEEK TO FORMALIZE AN AGREEMENT WITH LIBYA THAT COULD RESOLVE THE LONGSTANDING DISPUTE OVER THE TRIAL OF SUSPECTS IN THE 1988
BOMBING OF PAN AMERICAN FLIGHT 103.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing , FEBRUARY 16, 1999 -- LIBYA UN Report on Transfer of PanAm #103 Suspects / Clarifications & Conditions on Proposal
- PRESS BRIEFING BY SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR SANDY BERGER, OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY GENERAL BARRY MCCAFFREY, AND NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL DEPUTY DIRECTOR LAEL BRAINARD The White House Briefing Room 15 Feburary 1999 -- You know, as the CIA looks at these satellite photographs -- there are 18 million hectors of growing area -- it's clear just from watching the patterns what ends up to be about 5,500 hectors of opium that these people are fearful that the PGR and the army is going to try and eradicate their crop. We think they're doing their job.
- LOCKERBIE AGREEMENT Voice of America 14 Feburary 1999 -- SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA SAYS AN AGREEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED WITH LIBYA TO BRING THE LIBYAN SUSPECTS IN THE LOCKERBIE AIRCRAFT BOMBING TO TRIAL.
- AFGHAN BIN LADEN Voice of America 14 Feburary 1999 -- THERE ARE CONFLICTING REPORTS AS TO THE WHEREABOUTS OF SAUDI MILITANT OSAMA BIN LADEN. THE SUSPECTED TERRORIST WAS REPORTED MISSING SATURDAY FROM HIS HIDEOUT IN AFGHANISTAN.
- AFGHAN / BIN LADEN Voice of America 13 Feburary 1999 -- TALEBAN OFFICIALS IN KANDIHAR SAY THAT OSAMA BIN LADEN HAS
DISAPPEARED, AND THERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS THAT HE MAY ALREADY
HAVE LEFT AFGHANISTAN.
- DRUG CERTIFICATION Voice of America 13 Feburary 1999 -- MEXICAN FOREIGN MINISTER ROSARIO GREEN IS WARNING THAT IF THE UNITED STATES FAILS TO GRANT MEXICO ITS ANNUAL DRUGS CERTIFICATION AS A NATION BATTLING AGAINST THE SCOURGE OF ILLEGAL NARCOTICS, THEN MEXICO WILL IMMEDIATELY CEASE COOPERATING WITH WASHINGTON ON THIS KEY LAW AND ORDER ISSUE.
- RUSSIA / TREASON Voice of America 12 Feburary 1999 -- AFTER THE RECENT DISMISSAL OF ONE OF HIS LAWYERS, A FRUSTRATED CAPTAIN PASKO HAS BROKEN THE COURT'S RULE OF SILENCE AND SECRETLY RECORDED A CALL FOR HELP.
- ABU NIDAL IN IRAQ Voice of America 12 Feburary 1999 -- ACCORDING TO RECENT PRESS REPORTS, THE NOTORIOUS ABU NIDAL IS
ONCE AGAIN ENJOYING THE HOSPITALITY OF IRAQI DICTATOR SADDAM
HUSSEIN. IF THESE REPORTS ARE TRUE, IT MEANS THAT ABU NIDAL IS
NOW BACK IN THE COUNTRY THAT HELPED GET HIM STARTED AS AN
- U-2S/ER-2 aircraft earn 1998 Collier Trophy
12 Feb 1999 (AFPN) -- The U-2S/ER-2 aircraft will receive the 1998 Robert J. Collier Trophy recognizing the top aeronautical achievement in the United States for 1998, according to the National Aeronautic Association.
- DIA, CIA Chiefs: Weapons of Mass Destruction Threat Grows By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service 12 Feb 1999 -- Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including the means to launch them, constitute the greatest single threat to vital U.S. national interests, the directors of the CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency said Feb. 9.
- DoD News Briefing, February 11, 1999 -- There was a report last night that the DIA conducted its own highly classified review of the bombing of Khartoum. The Pentagon last night said there was no such report.
- Army Signal Command protecting networks from hackers (Army News Service, Feb. 11, 1999) -- Soldiers on patrol in countries spanning the globe are the sentries who keep enemies at bay. Even as they stand guard at the dawn of the new century, a system called information assurance is doing likewise -- with them in mind.
- Attorney General Reno Stresses Need for Coordinated Response to Assist Victims of Terrorism Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney General Reno stressed the importance of a coordinated response to assist victims of terrorism and mass
violence today at the second National Symposium on Victims of Federal Crime.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing , FEBRUARY 11, 1999 -- MR. FOLEY: Obviously, we have a significant interaction with DC Government and are very grateful to the support that we are receiving from the government of the District of Columbia, having to do with our security needs and requirements. QUESTION: -- whether she informed him that the Department feels that it's now time to close C Street - if she informed him of that?
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing , FEBRUARY 11, 1999 -- QUESTION: The Taliban has cut off radio facilities and telephone facilities for Osama bin Laden. Does the US feel any safer, or is it still nothing less than extradition; or, as the British indicated in Islamabad, just control Laden and we'll be satisfied?
- AFGHAN BIN LADEN Voice of America 11 Feburary 1999 -- AFGHANISTAN'S TALEBAN MOVEMENT HAS REPORTEDLY WARNED THE
U-S GOVERNMENT AGAINST FURTHER MISSILE STRIKES ON AFGHANISTAN.
- AFGHAN / BIN LADEN Voice of America 10 Feburary 1999 -- THE LEADERSHIP OF THE TALEBAN SAYS IT WILL NOT EXTRADITE SUSPECTED TERRORIST OSAMA BIN LADEN. U-S ANTI-TERRORISM COORDINATOR RICHARD CLARKE TOLD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE UNITED STATES MAY NOW CHOOSE TO RETALIATE AGAINST FACILITIES OF A COUNTRY SUSPECTED OF HARBORING TERRORISTS.
- OSAMA BIN LADIN AND IRAQ Iraq News 10 Feburary 1999 -- Vincent Cannistraro, former Chief of Counterterrorism Operations for the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, has suggested a very sensible and
quite clever explanation for what was going on at al-Shifa--why it turned out to be a pharmaceutical factory; why the US had compelling evidence linking it to VX; and why it can't be found now. Empta, manufactured at another Khartoum site, was stored, even perhaps packaged, at al-Shifa, to be sent to Baghdad, under UNSCR 986, looking to all the world like a pharmaceutical product.
- Department of State Daily Press Briefing , FEBRUARY 10, 1999 -- The February 15 issue of US News and World Report has an article that goes into some detailed allegations about narcotics trafficking by the government of North Korea.
- Department of State Daily Press Briefing , FEBRUARY 09, 1999 -- At about 11:00 a.m. on the seventh floor of the State Department in the 500 corridor, a letter was received in which pellets fell out of the letter and there was a note saying that by opening this letter the participants or the openers were hit now by anthrax. The Emergency Response System worked reasonably well - very well in this case.
- U.S. CERTIFICATION PREDICTED FOR MEXICO'S ANTI-DRUG EFFORT By Eric Green USIA 09 February 1999 -- A leading scholar of Mexican affairs predicts the Clinton administration will certify, as it has in preceding years,
that Mexico is cooperating fully with the United States in the anti-drug effort.
- U-S / ANTHRAX Voice of America 09 Feburary 1999 -- A LETTER CLAIMING TO CONTAIN THE DEADLY ANTHRAX VIRUS HAS
TRIGGERED A SECURITY ALERT AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT.
- IRAN / U-S / TERRORISM Voice of America 09 Feburary 1999 -- THE U-S GOVERNMENT CONSISTENTLY HAS ACCUSED IRAN OF STATE-SPONSORED
TERRORISM, BUT SINCE MR. KHATAMI'S ELECTION, THERE HAS BEEN NO SIGN OF SUCH ACTIVITIES.
- IRAN / INTELLIGENCE Voice of America 09 Feburary 1999 -- OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS IN IRAN REPORT THE COUNTRY'S INTELLIGENCE MINISTER HAS RESIGNED. THE IRANIAN OFFICIAL HAS BEEN UNDER ATTACK BECAUSE OF HIS MINISTRY'S CONNECTION TO THE MURDER OF IRANIAN DISSIDENTS AND WRITERS LAST YEAR.
- RUSSIA / TREASON Voice of America 09 Feburary 1999 -- NAVY CAPTAIN GRIGORY PASKO MAY BE A PRISONER OF RUSSIA'S INCOMPLETE EFFORTS TO OVERCOME A LEGACY OF OFFICIAL SECRECY, LATE NIGHT SEARCHES, AND CENSORSHIP.
- RUSSIA / TREASON Voice of America 08 Feburary 1999 -- THE TREASON TRIAL OF A NAVY OFFICER IN RUSSIA'S FAR EAST
IS RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT PRESS FREEDOM AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN
RUSSIA. THE HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP "AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL" HAS
DESIGNATED NAVY CAPTAIN GRIGORY PASKO A PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE.
- Unmanned aerial vehicles to be used at Polk
(Army News Service, Feb. 8, 1999) -- The Army will soon use the Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La.
- FACT SHEET: GORE UNVEILS 1999 NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL STRATEGY 08 February 1999 -- President Clinton is asking Congress to raise spending to stop illicit drugs by $735 million to a total of $17,800 million during the fiscal
year that begins October 1.
- RUSSIA TREASON Voice of America 08 February 1999 THE TRIAL OF RUSSIAN NAVY CAPTAIN GRIGORY PASKO, ACCUSED OF ESPIONAGE AND REVEALING STATE SECRETS, RESUMED MONDAY IN (RUSSIA'S FAR EASTERN CITY) VLADIVOSTOK, ONLY TO BE POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 16TH.
- RUSSIA TREASON Voice of America 07 Feburary 1999 -- THE TREASON TRIAL OF RUSSIAN NAVY CAPTAIN AND JOURNALIST GRIGORY PASKO RESUMES MONDAY IN A VLADIVOSTOCK MILITARY COURT.
- THE U.S. AND THE FUTURE OF CUBA Voice of America 06 Feburary 1999 -- DESPITE THE HIGH EXPECTATIONS RAISED A YEAR AGO WHEN POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND VISITED THE ISLAND, THERE HAVE BEEN NO FUNDAMENTAL REFORMS IN CUBA.
- Domestic Military Branch Could Encroach On Americans' Rights American Civil Liberties Union February 5, 1999 -- A broad counter-terrorism program being considered by the Clinton administration could include the creation of a domestic military "commandante" responsible for fighting crimes of terrorism involving chemical and biological weapons.
- DESIGNATIONS UNDER THE IRAQ LIBERATION ACT OF 1998 Presidential Determination No. 99-13 February 5, 1999 -- President Clinton February 5 forwarded to the Secretary of State a Presidential Determination listing groups he has designated as democratic opposition organizations, as called for under the Iraq
Liberation Act of 1998.
- U-S / CUBA BROADCASTING Voice of America 05 Feburary 1999 -- THE REBIRTH OF THE MARTI BROADCASTING ORGANIZATIONS COMES AMID PERSISTENT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF U-S - BASED BROADCASTING TO CUBA.
- AFGHAN U-S TALKS Voice of America 04 Feburary 1999 -- U-S ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOUTH ASIA, KARL INDERFURTH, MET TALEBAN DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER, JALIL AKHUND, LATE WEDNESDAY IN THE PAKISTANI CAPITAL, ISLAMABAD. OSAMA BIN LADEN WAS DISCUSSED.
- TERRORIST THREATS Voice of America 04 Feburary 1999 -- SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT SAYS AMERICAN
EMBASSIES ARE STILL IN DANGER OF TERRORIST ATTACKS, DESPITE
SIGNIFICANT EFFORTS TO INCREASE THEIR SECURITY.
- RUSSIA TREASON Voice of America 04 Feburary 1999 -- RUSSIA'S SUPREME COURT THURSDAY REFUSED AN APPEAL TO DROP
SPYING AND TREASON CHARGES AGAINST RETIRED NAVY CAPTAIN ALEXANDER NIKITIN.
- Strategic Command testing cyberwarfare 'early warning system' United States Strategic Command Public Affairs (AFPN) 4 Feb 1999 -- U.S. Strategic Command is preparing to test a next-generation intrusion detection system that could provide early warnings of cyberattacks against the Department of Defense.
- CLINTON ASKS CONGRESS FOR MORE MONEY TO STOP ILLICIT DRUGS By Bruce Carey USIA 03 February 1999 -- President Clinton has asked Congress for $17,800 million to deal with the illicit drug menace during the fiscal year that
begins October 1. The request would increase anti-drug spending by $735 million over the
current fiscal year, says a February 1 press release from the White
House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
- EGYPT / ISLAMIST / CLARK Voice of America 03 Feburary 1999 -- FORMER U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL RAMSEY CLARK HAS LAUNCHED A MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO FREE AN ISLAMIC MILITANT WHO IS SERVING A LIFE PRISON SENTENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.
- RUSSIA/TREASON Voice of America 03 Feburary 1999 -- RETIRED RUSSIAN NAVY CAPTAIN ALEKSANDER NIKITIN WILL APPEAL TO THE COUNTRY'S SUPREME COURT THURSDAY TO HAVE THE TREASON CASE AGAINST HIM DISMISSED.
- CIA / TERRORISM Voice of America 02 Feburary 1999 -- THE HEAD OF THE U-S INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY HAS WARNED OF
POSSIBLE NEW TERRORIST ATTACKS BY OSAMA BIN LADEN.
- RUSSIA EXTREMISM Voice of America 02 Feburary 1999 -- RUSSIAN SECURITY OFFICIALS PLEDGED TUESDAY TO CRACK DOWN ON A GROWING NUMBER OF NEO-NAZI AND ANTI-SEMITIC DEMONSTRATIONS. BUT A PROPOSED LAW TO COMBAT POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM IS MEETING OPPOSITION.
- The Man Who Protects America From Terrorism TIM WEINER The New York Times February 1, 1999 -- Richard Clarke is the White House terrorism czar. Clarke joined the National Security Council staff under Bush. He was one of the only holdovers embraced by the Clinton administration. Under President Bush, Clarke served as assistant secretary of state for political and military affairs. In 1992, he was accused by the State Department's inspector general of looking the other way as Israel transferred American military technology to China. Clarke was unilaterally adopting a policy that was counter to the law and counter to the avowed policy of the government.
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