December 2001 Intelligence News
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- U.S. Designates New Groups Under Terrorism Financing Order, State Department release, December 31. The assets of six additional groups with ties to terrorism will be frozen.
- Bush OKs Intelligence, Defense Bills by Scott Lindlaw, Associated Press, December 28. "President Bush signed a bill Friday to raise intelligence spending but warned Congress he won't turn over documents that he thinks could compromise national security."
- President's Statement on Signing the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2002, December 28. "Regrettably, one provision of the Act falls short of the standards of comity and flexibility that should govern the relationship between the executive and legislative branches on sensitive intelligence matters."
- Day 100 of the War on Terrorism: More Steps to Shut Down Terrorist Support, White House Fact Sheet, December 20. President Bush today announced the blocking of assets of Umma Tameer-e-Nau (UTN) and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LET).
- House OKs 8 Percent Rise in Spy Spending by Carolyn Skorneck, Associated Press, December 12. "The House unanimously passed an intelligence bill Wednesday that will boost spending by 8 percent and emphasize rebuilding traditional human spy networks."
- Attorney General Press Conference on Indictment of Zacarias Moussaoui, December 11. "Today, three months after the assault on our homeland, the United States of America has brought the awesome weight of justice against the terrorists who blithely murdered innocent Americans."
- Is CIA Using Journalistic Cover In Afghanistan? by Todd Shields, Editor and Publisher, December 7. "The Central Intelligence Agency says its policy is not to use journalistic cover for its operations abroad, but it also says tough cases might force it to do so. Afghanistan may offer one current example."
- Conferees Agree on Intelligence Spending by Carolyn Skorneck, Associated Press, December 5. "Lawmakers from the Senate and House agreed Wednesday to increase intelligence spending by 8 percent."
- U.S. Intelligence Community Reaches Crossroads by John Stanton, National Defense, December 2001. "What needs to be asked and answered is at what point should U.S. intelligence have been able to detect the planning for the September 11 attack?"
- On the Public Acknowledgment of a CIA Officer Killed in the Line of Duty, Statement by CIA Spokesman Bill Harlow, December 3. "Several self-described experts have appeared on television recently criticizing the CIA’s decision to publicly identify Johnny Micheal Spann, the CIA officer who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan."
- FBI Headquarters Reorganization, FBI press release, December 3.
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