January 2004 Intelligence News
Newer News: February 2004
- Justice Department Statement Regarding 9th Circuit USA PATRIOT Act Ruling, news release, January 26. "The Department is reviewing today's District Court ruling."
- Unravelling the Known Unknowns: Why no Weapons of Mass Destruction have been found in Iraq, report of the British American Security Information Council, January 25. "BASIC has today released a major research report that reviews the accumulated evidence of Iraq's suggested possession of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and concludes that the rationale for overthrowing Saddam Hussein's regime was bogus."
- Shelby a target of leak probe? Alabama Mobile Register, January 23. "In what one observer described as a 'deliciously ironical' twist, Shelby is now reportedly the focus of a federal probe of a leak of sensitive intelligence related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks."
- Shelby not told he's target, aide says by Mary Orndorff, Birmingham News, January 23. "Shelby denies ever knowingly compromising classified information and said he has cooperated with investigators."
- White House Release on Progress in the War on Terror, January 22. "The President today announced a 9.7% increase in government-wide homeland security funding in his FY 2005 budget, nearly tripling the FY 2001 levels (excluding the Department of Defense and Project BioShield)."
- Libya ratifies the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, CTBTO Preparatory Commission press release, January 13. "The Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) with the United Nations Secretary-General on 6 January 2004. Libya’s ratification brings the total number of Treaty ratifications to 109."
- Amended Designation of Kurdistan Freedom and Democracy Congress as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, Federal Register, January 13. "The Kurdistan Workers' Party, also known as the Freedom and Democracy Congress of Kurdistan and other aliases, has changed its name to the Kurdistan People's Congress..."
- Attorney General Statement Regarding the Supreme Court Decision Not to Hear Detainee Secrecy Case, Justice Dept news release, January 12. "We are pleased the court let stand a decision that clearly outlined the danger of giving terrorists a virtual roadmap to our investigation that could have allowed them to chart a potentially deadly detour around our efforts.”
- Continuation of National Emergency with Respect to Libya, Presidential Notice, Federal Register, January 6. "Libya's [weapons dismantlement] agreement marks the beginning of a process of rejoining the community of nations, but its declaration of December 19, 2003, must be followed by verification of concrete steps."
- White House Press Gaggle: Excerpts on CIA Leak Investigation, January 5. "I would remind you that the President has directed the White House to cooperate fully with the career officials who are leading this investigation."
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