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August 1998 Intelligence News

  • TOM CLANCY'S "NET FORCE" COMES TO WASHINGTON Voice of America 31 August 1998 - TOM CLANCY IS WORKING ON A NEW TECHNOTHRILLER: THIS TIME, THE WEAPONS OF CHOICE INVOLVE THE INTERNET AND COMPUTERS. BEFORE HIS NEXT BOOK IS PUBLISHED, A MOVIE BASED ON IT IS ALREADY IN THE WORKS.
  • TEXT: SELECTED COLD WAR DOCUMENTS DECLASSIFIED USIA 31 August 1998 -- The Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) has declassified information in full or in part in 81 out of 96 Cold War documents, and upheld classification actions in the case of 15 documents, the White House reported.
  • SUDAN / U-S Voice of America 30 August 1998 - SUDAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS (SUNDAY) ALL LINKS BETWEEN SUDAN AND SUSPECTED TERRORIST OSAMA BIN LADEN WERE SEVERED YEARS AGO.
  • TERRORISM: THE U.S. STRIKES BACK Voice of America 29 August 1998 - USUALLY, AS WE KNOW, THE UNITED STATES IS RESORTING TO THE MILITARY OPTION AS THE LAST RESORT RATHER THAN THE FIRST RESORT.
  • Exploded Satellite Was To Track Osama Bin Laden CBS EVENING NEWS 29 August 1998 - JOHN PIKE [Satellite expert]: He can use couriers that can move money around in bales of $100 bills. But at the end of the day, they're going to have to use some modern communications technology, and we can track him when he does.
  • LIBYA / LOCKERBIE Voice of America 29 August 1998 - LIBYAN LEADER MOAMMAR GADHAFI NOW SAYS HE WILL NOT IMMEDIATELY HAND OVER TWO LIBYAN MEN SUSPECTED OF BOMBING AN AMERICAN AIRLINER OVER SCOTLAND IN 1988.
  • TEXT: UNSC RESOLUTION ON TRIAL OF PAN AM 103 BOMBING SUSPECTS 28 August 1998 -- The Security Council has endorsed the proposal of the United States and the United Kingdom to try under Scottish law in the Netherlands two Libyans accused of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 almost ten years ago.
  • TEXT: BURLEIGH REMARKS TO UNSC ON US-UK PANAM 103 TRIAL PROPOSAL USIA 28 August 1998 -- Peter Burleigh, the Deputy US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has warned Libya that failure to deliver the two men accused of being responsible for the 1988 Pan Am flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland would be "a monumental breach of faith."
  • TERRORISM'S MANY FACES Voice of America 28 August 1998 - TERRORISM REQUIRES A VARIETY OF TREATMENTS, AND MANY OF THESE ARE IN THE EXPERIMENTAL STAGE. BUT A CURE IS NOT IN SIGHT.
  • SOUTH KOREA / THREAT Voice of America 28 August 1998 - THE U-S EMBASSY IN SOUTH KOREA HAS WARNED AMERICANS IN THE COUNTRY TO BE ALERT TO POSSIBLE TERRORIST ATTACKS. SECURITY HAS BEEN TIGHTENED AROUND ALL U-S INSTALLATIONS.
  • 1998 ANTITERRORISM RECOGNITION PROGRAM AWARD RECIPIENTS August 28, 1998 -- Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Honorable H. Allen Holmes presented the Department of Defense (DoD) Annual Antiterrorism Recognition Program awards.
  • NEW WEAPONS PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE FOR MARINES DEALING WITH NON-COMBATANTS By Sgt. Jason J. Bortz MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (Aug 28) -- Non-lethal weapons, such as acoustic and directed energy weapons, can provide Marines with an alternative way to deal with noncombatants in a way that can reduce injuries and fatalities on both sides, and still accomplish set objectives and missions.
  • Agencies not involved in Karachi unrest ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN NEWS SUMMARY (28-08-1998) -- Interior Minister Ch Shujat Hussain has categorically denied MQM allegations and said that security agencies are not involved in Karachi unrest.
  • UNSC SUPPORTS US, UK PROPOSAL ON PAN AM 103 CASE By Judy Aita USIA 28 August 1998 -- The Security Council has officially endorsed the joint proposal of the United States and the United Kingdom that the two Libyan suspects in the Pan Am flight 103 bombing case be tried under Scottish law in the Netherlands.
  • U-N / LIBYA RESOLUTION APPROVED Voice of America 28 August 1998 - THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL SAYS IT WILL LIFT SANCTIONS AGAINST LIBYA, IF LIBYA COOPERATES IN THE INVESTIGATION OF THE TERRORIST BOMBINGS OF TWO AIRLINERS.
  • 2D BOMBING SUSPECT ARRAIGNED Voice of America 28 August 1998 - THE SECOND OF TWO SUSPECTS IN THE BOMBING OF THE U-S EMBASSY IN NAIROBI, KENYA WAS ARRAIGNED TODAY (FRIDAY) IN NEW YORK'S FEDERAL COURT.
  • TEXT: US ANNOUNCES THE UNSEALING OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST BOMBING SUSPECTS 28 August 1998 -- Mary Jo White, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Lewis D. Schiliro, Assistant Director in Charge of the New York FBI Office, announced August 28 the unsealing of Complaints in Manhattan Federal Court against Mohamed Sadeek Odeh and Mohamed Rashed Daoud al-Owhali for their alleged involvement in a conspiracy to bomb the U.S. Embassy Compound in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 7.
  • Richardson Announces New Partnership Between DOE's Livermore Lab and FBI August 27, 1998 - U.S. Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson today announced a new partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to fight terrorism with technology.
  • RUSSIA-US PERSPECTIVE Voice of America 27 August 1998 - SOME PROMINENT RUSSIAN ANALYSTS IN WASHINGTON ARE VOICING DEEP FOREBODING ABOUT RUSSIA'S FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL CRISIS.
  • LIBYA / LOCKERBIE Voice of America 27 August 1998 - THE ARAB WORLD HAS GENERALLY WELCOMED LIBYA'S ACCEPTANCE OF A PROPOSAL UNDER WHICH TWO LIBYAN MEN WOULD GO ON TRIAL IN THE NETHERLANDS IN CONNECTION WITH THE BOMBING OF AN AMERICAN JETLINER OVER SCOTLAND NEARLY 10-YEARS AGO.
  • U-N / LIBYA RESOLUTION Voice of America 27 August 1998 - THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL HAS SCHEDULED A MEETING AT WHICH TIME IT IS EXPECTED TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION CONCERNING SANCTIONS IMPOSED ON LIBYA.
  • BOMBING SUSPECT/ ARRAIGNMENT Voice of America 27 August 1998 - A KEY SUSPECT IN THE BOMBING OF THE U-S EMBASSY IN NAIROBI, KENYA, WAS ARRAIGNED IN FEDERAL COURT IN NEW YORK TODAY (THURSDAY).
  • KENYA BOMBING EXTRADITION Voice of America 27 August 1998 - IN KENYA, OFFICIALS SAY AT LEAST ONE AND POSSIBLY TWO SUSPECTS IN THIS MONTH'S NAIROBI EMBASSY BOMBING HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE UNITED STATES FROM KENYA.
  • F-B-I BOMBING ARREST Voice of America 27 August 1998 - U-S AUTHORITIES HAVE FLOWN TWO SUSPECTS -- INCLUDING A NATIVE OF YEMEN -- TO THE UNITED STATES TO FACE TRIAL FOR THE AUGUST SEVENTH BOMBING OF THE U-S EMBASSY IN KENYA.
  • TEXT: CLINTON STATEMENT ON APPREHENSION OF NAIROBI BOMB SUSPECT USIA 27 August 1998 -- President Clinton calls the apprehension and extradition to the United States of a key suspect in the bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, "an important step forward in our struggle against terrorism."
  • TEXT: FBI DIRECTOR FREEH ON ARREST OF ALLEGED NAIROBI BOMBER USIA 27 August 1998 -- Louis Freeh, Director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), praised "the extraordinary cooperation, assistance and professionalism of the Kenyan and Tanzanian law enforcement authorities" that culminated in the arrest and extradition to the United States for trial of Daoud Al-Owhali, a prime suspect in the US Embassy bombing in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • TRANSCRIPT: ALBRIGHT REMARKS OF AFRICA BOMBING SUSPECT ARREST USIA 27 August 1998 -- Secretary of State Albright says the arrest and extradition to the United States of a key suspect in the bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, "reflects the growing determination of the international community to hold terrorists accountable."
  • TEXT: RENO STATEMENT ON TRANSPORT TO US OF DAOUD AL-OWHALI USIA 27 August 1998 -- Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-Owhali, a native of Yemen, has been arrested and extradited to the United States to face federal murder charges for his role in the August 7 bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Director's Statement AUGUST 27, 1998 - Today we are announcing that Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-'Owhali has been brought to the United States to face charges in connection with the deadly terrorist bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Press Conference - East Africa Bombings AUGUST 27, 1998 - Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Attorney General Janet Reno, FBI Director Louis J. Freeh, and United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Mary Jo White, today announced the return of Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-'Owhali to the United States.
  • BURLEIGH CALLS LIBYAN RESPONSE TO US/UK PROPOSAL CONDITIONAL By Judy Aita USIA 27 August 1998 -- US Ambassador A. Peter Burleigh characterized comments by Libyan leader Mu'ammar Qadhafi August 27 on the US/UK proposal to try the Lockerbie suspects in the Netherlands as "unclear and conditional."
  • EMBASSY BOMBING SUSPECT CHARGED WITH MURDER IN U.S. COURT By Peter Sawchyn USIA 27 August 1998 -- U.S. authorities have formally charged one of two suspects in the U.S. embassy compound bombing in Nairobi, Kenya, with murder for the deaths of 12 Americans killed in the blast early this month.
  • INDICTMENT OF ANTI-CASTRO PLOTTERS NOT A SIGN OF U.S. POLICY SHIFT By Berta Gomez USIA 26 August 1998 -- The U.S. policy of seeking a peaceful transition to democracy in Cuba is unaffected by -- and unrelated to -- an August 25 indictment of seven Cuban-Americans on charges of conspiracy to murder Cuban President Fidel Castro, says Deputy State Department Spokesman James Foley.
  • US, UK PRESSING AHEAD WITH LIBYA RESOLUTION USIA UNITED NATIONS REPORT 26 August 1998 - British and US diplomats are continuing negotiations with other Security Council members and expect the council to adopt a resolution on Libya quickly, a British ambassador said August 26.
  • LIBYA ASKS FOR DELAY TO REVIEW LOCKERBIE PROPOSAL By Judy Aita USIA 26 August 1998 -- Libya told the Security Council August 26 that it needs time to study the proposal by the United States and Great Britain to try the Pan Am flight 103 bombing suspects in the Netherlands.
  • TEXT: ODEH CHARGED IN U.S. EMBASSY BOMBING IN KENYA -- 26 August 1998 -- text of the August 26 Criminal Complaint filed against Mohamed Sadeek Odeh in the U.S. Federal Court, Southern District of New York, for his involvement in the conspiracy to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, August 7.
  • CRIMINAL COMPLAINT AGAINST KENYA BOMBING SUSPECT AL-'OWHALI -- 26 August 1998 -- (Murder and use of weapons of mass destruction alleged)
  • Mohamed Rashed Daoud al-'Owhali [aka Kalid Salim Saleh bin Rashad] 25 August 1998 Indictment for Terrorism [PDF image file]
  • TEXT: CLINTON STATEMENT ON SOUTH AFRICA, UGANDA BOMBINGS USIA 25 August 1998 -- President Clinton says the United States condemns "in the strongest possible terms" the "senseless" August 25 bombings which killed at least 29 persons in Uganda and two in South Africa. He promised "we will do all we can" to assist the two countries in the wake of the attacks.
  • RESPONSE TO TERRORISM Voice of America 26 August 1998 - OSAMA BIN LADEN IS A NEW KIND OF TERRORIST THAT CALLS FOR A NEW APPROACH, SAID EHUD SPRINZAK, A NOTED HISTORIAN AND PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AT HEBREW UNIVERSITY IN ISRAEL.
  • SAF BOMB UPDATE Voice of America 26 August 1998 - THE SOUTH AFRICA MINISTER IN CHARGE OF POLICE REPORTS HE HAS FIRM LEADS ON WHO MAY HAVE BOMBED A POPULAR RESTAURANT TUESDAY IN CAPE TOWN, LEAVING ONE PERSON DEAD AND 25 INJURED.
  • FEDERAL PANEL ORDERS DECLASSIFICATION OF SELECTED COLD WAR DOCUMENTS STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY - August 26, 1998 -- An interagency panel established by President Clinton has reversed agency decisions and declassified Cold War records more than 80 percent of the time, a new report shows.
  • LIBYA / LOCKERBIE Voice of America 26 August 1998 - LIBYA HAS INDICATED GENERAL ACCEPTANCE OF A PROPOSAL THAT IT HAND OVER TO THE NETHERLANDS TWO LIBYANS ACCUSED OF BOMBING AN AMERICAN AIRLINER OVER SCOTLAND IN 1988.
  • U-N / LIBYA LOCKERBIE RESPONSE Voice of America 26 August 1998 - LIBYA SAYS IT NEEDS MORE TIME TO CONSIDER A PROPOSAL IT HAND OVER TO THE NETHERLANDS TWO LIBYANS ACCUSED OF BOMBING A U-S AIRLINER OVER SCOTLAND IN 1988.
  • ABU NIDAL ARREST Voice of America 26 August 1998 - ABU NIDAL, ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED TERRORISTS, IS REPORTED TO BE IN CUSTODY IN EGYPT.
  • COMPUTERS ARE WEAPONS IN POTENTIAL CYBER ATTACKS By Susan Ellis USIA 25 August 1998 - "Computers are the weapons and the Front Line is everywhere" -- the subtitle of James Adams' new book on the future of warfare -- succinctly defines what "information warfare" has come to mean: waging war on a nation's infrastructures, water supplies, electric power grids, bank computer systems, and even national defense systems, without putting at risk a single soldier's life.
  • RELIGION & TERRORISM Voice of America 25 August 1998 - LAST WEEK'S MISSILE STRIKES AGAINST SUSPECTED RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORIST CAMPS IN AFGHANISTAN AND SUBSEQUENT THREATS AGAINST AMERICANS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD HAVE REAWAKENED FEARS ABOUT RADICAL ISLAM.
  • U-N / LIBYA / LOCKERBIE Voice of America 25 August 1998 - THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN PROPOSED A SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION AT THE UNITED NATIONS TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT COULD LEAD TO THE SUSPENSION OF SANCTIONS AGAINST LIBYA.
  • CUBAN EXILE INDICTMENTS Voice of America 25 August 1998 - FEDERAL AUTHORITIES HAVE INDICTED SEVEN CUBAN-EXILES ON CHARGES OF CONSPIRING TO MURDER CUBAN PRESIDENT FIDEL CASTRO. AMONG THE SEVEN IS A DIRECTOR OF THE INFLUENTIAL LOBBYING GROUP, THE CUBAN AMERICAN NATIONAL FOUNDATION.
  • SEVEN CUBAN-AMERICANS CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO MURDER FIDEL CASTRO AUGUST 25, 1998 - The Department of Justice announced today that seven Cuban-Americans have been charged with conspiracy to murder Fidel Castro.
  • PAKISTAN BHUTTO Voice of America 25 August 1998 - IRAN, RUSSIA, AND AFGHAN OPPOSITION FORCES HAVE REPEATEDLY ACCUSED PAKISTAN'S POWERFUL INTER-SERVICES-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, THE I-S-I, OF INVOLVEMENT WITH THE TALEBAN.
  • Terrorism: Is America Prepared?
  • Altus upgrades KC-135s to enhance mission capability : 24 Aug 1998 (AFNS) -- The Pacer CRAG, and Traffic Collision Avoidance System, are being used to improve the safety conditions of aircrews along with their capability to aviate and navigate the aircraft.
  • Osama had links with J-K ultras (From Vijay Dutt) The Hindustan Times 24 August 1998 - The training camp of Harkat-ul-Ansar, the terrorist outfit which abducted the five foreigners in Kashmir Valley in 1995, is reported to have been hit by the missiles which the US fired at Osama Bin Laden's hide-out and camps in Afghanistan. It has also surfaced that the ISI funded some of these camps where militants were trained for terrorism in India. Laden also provided financial help.
  • AIRPORT SECURITY Voice of America 24 August 1998 - THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ATTACKS LAST WEEK AGAINST SUSPECTED TERRORIST TARGETS IN AFGHANISTAN AND SUDAN HAVE BEEN FOLLOWED BY INCREASED SECURITY MEASURES AT U-S AIRPORTS AND OTHER PUBLIC FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
  • BRITAIN / LOCKERBIE Voice of America 24 August 1998 - AFTER MONTHS OF CONSULTATIONS, THE U-S AND BRITISH GOVERNMENTS SAY THEY ARE WILLING TO LET TWO LIBYAN SUSPECTS IN THE LOCKERBIE CASE BE TRIED IN THE HAGUE -- A NEUTRAL LOCATION -- BUT UNDER SCOTTISH LAW.
  • U-S / LOCKERBIE Voice of America 24 August 1998 - THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN HAVE AGREED TO SET UP A SCOTTISH COURT IN THE NETHERLANDS TO TRY TWO LIBYAN SUSPECTS WANTED IN THE TERRORIST BOMBING OF AN AMERICAN AIRLINER OVER SCOTLAND 10 YEARS AGO.
  • SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS HE IS PLEASED WITH UNITED STATES/UNITED KINGDOM DECISION ON TRIAL OF LIBYAN LOCKERBIE BOMBING SUSPECTS 24 August 1998 Press Release SG/SM/6682
  • US, UK OFFER PAN AM BOMBING SUSPECTS TRIAL IN NETHERLANDS By Jane A. Morse USIA 24 August 1998 -- The United States and the United Kingdom have decided to go forward with a proposal to try the two Libyans accused of the 1988 Pan Am bombing before a Scottish court in the Netherlands.
  • TEXT: KOFI ANNAN WELCOMES US, GREAT BRITAIN OFFER TO LIBYA USIA 24 August 1998 -- Secretary General Kofi Annan says he is "extremely pleased" by the offer of the United States and Great Britain for a trial in the Netherlands of the two Libyans suspected of the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, and he urged Libya to cooperate.
  • REMARKS BY SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT ON VENUE FOR TRIAL OF PANAM #103 BOMBING SUSPECTS USIA 24 August 1998 - Secretary of State Albright says the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands have devised a way to break the decade-long deadlock over how and where to try the two Libyans charged with the sabotage bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Scotland.
  • Statement on venue for trial of PanAm #103 Bombing Suspects Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright , August 24, 1998
  • RICHARDSON: US WORKING TO FREEZE BIN LADIN ASSETS WORLDWIDE By Wendy S. Ross USIA 24 August 1998 -- The United States is working with other governments to get them to freeze assets belonging to terrorist leader Usama bin Ladin, the exiled Saudi millionaire responsible for the August 7 bombings at the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.
  • DIPLOMACY CAN HELP IN BIN LADIN'S CAPTURE By William B. Reinckens USIA 24 August 1998 -- "Diplomacy may be the best weapon to bring (Usama) bin Ladin to justice," Kenneth Katzman, a Middle East and terrorism expert at the U.S. Library of Congress said in an interview about bin Ladin and the course the United States might take to bring him to justice.
  • Support to Taliban goes beyond ISI The Hindu : 24-08-1998 :: Pg: 14-- According to a study by the Pakistani journalist, Mr. Ahmed Rashid, the ISI was a relative latecomer in the efforts to prop up the Taliban.
  • TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE August 22, 1998 Executive Order that amends Executive Order 12947 in order more effectively to respond to the worldwide threat posed by foreign terrorists.
  • CLINTON/BIN LADEN Voice of America 22 August 1998 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS ANNOUNCED STEPS TO ATTACK THE FINANCIAL UNDERPINNINGS OF THE OSAMA BIN LADEN TERRORIST NETWORK.
  • TRANSCRIPT: WHITE HOUSE DAILY BRIEFING 22 August 1998 -- Press Secretary Mike McCurry says that President Clinton's August 22 executive order to the Treasury Department to block all financial transactions between the bin Ladin terrorist group members and US companies and individuals is part of the "sustained effort that the President has in mind when it comes to dealing with terrorism in this new world that we live in."
  • TEXT: STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUES WORLDWIDE CAUTION TO US CITIZENS 22 August 1998 -- (Urging them to exercise much greater caution than usual)
  • NAIROBI BOMB INVESTIGATION Voice of America 22 August 1998 -- AUTHORITIES HAVE WIDENED THEIR SEARCH IN THE INVESTIGATION OF THE TWIN DEADLY BOMBINGS OF U-S EMBASSIES IN KENYA AND TANZANIA EARLIER THIS MONTH.
  • CONGRESS-TERROR Voice of America 21 August 1998 -- TOP CLINTON ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS WENT TO CAPITOL HILL TO BUILD SUPPORT IN CONGRESS FOR A SUSTAINED WAR ON TERRORISM.
  • BOMBINGS / F-B-I Voice of America 21 August 1998 -- THE DIRECTOR OF THE U-S FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION HAS CUT SHORT HIS VISIT TO THE EMBASSY BOMBING SITE IN NAIROBI AND IS RETURNING TO WASHINGTON FOLLOWING THE U-S RAIDS IN SUDAN AND AFGHANISTAN.
  • TEXT: FBI DIRECTOR FREEH LEAVES KENYA 21 August 1998 -- FBI Director Louis Freeh August 21 concluded a one-day visit to Kenya and Tanzania, where he conferred with U.S. and African officials conducting a criminal investigation into the bombing of the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.
  • Six Naxalites shot dead in encounter The Times of India 21 August 1998 - Six Naxalites of the Malyal dalam, including three of their women squad, were killed in an alleged encounter with the police at Srirampally village in Karimnagar district on Wednesday.
  • All signs pointed to bin Laden By Lee Michael Katz USA Today 21 August 1998 - Hundreds of miles in space, U.S. satellites routinely take pictures of suspected terrorist hideouts and training camps, says John Pike an intelligence specialist with the Federation of American Scientists.
  • TEXT: CLINTON LETTER TO CONGRESS ON FREEZING BIN LADIN ASSETS USIA 20 August 1998 -- President Clinton has written the leaders of Congress explaining why he has ordered the freezing of all assets controlled by or affiliated with terrorist chieftain Usama bin Ladin.
  • Congress team meets Advani, seeks MDMA probe against Karunanidhi Rediff on the Net 20 August 1998 - The Congress said it was not satisfied with the government's decision to request the Tamil Nadu government to examine the reasons for, and comment on, the failure of intelligence and lack of vigil at the coast. The same state government, led by the same political party, which was responsible for the failure of intelligence and lack of vigil on the coast, is now being requested to examine its own failures and its own lack of vigil, the delegation said in a seven-page memorandum given to the Union home minister.
  • Taliban spurn US call to hand over Osama Dawn 20 August 1998 -- The Taliban on Wednesday turned down a US call to hand over Osama bin Laden for questioning over the US embassy bombings in Africa, reports here said. "We will never hand Osama over to anyone and protect him with our blood at all cost," the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) quoted Taliban chief Mulla Mohammad Omar as saying.
  • 'Get-Osama' operation has little chance of success By Ismail Khan The News International Pakistan 20 August 1998 - The roughly two-hundred plus, followers including his two dozen body guards, are all battle-hardened and well-equipped to fight out any commando action. It is also an open secret that Osama, at least on three occasions, escaped attempt on his life from his own body guards, twice in Sudan and once in Jalalabad. It was this incident which, say a knowledgeable Arab, forced Osama to shift to Kandahar. So conscious is Osama about his security that, according to this source, he has refused to take the Taleban escort.
  • Palestinian unveils Osama's global war against US By Kamran Khan The News International Pakistan 20 August 1998 - Sadiq said that Osama Bin Ladin's biggest triumph was the eviction of the US Army from Somalia. According to Sadiq's estimate, at least 4,000 to 5,000 Arabs and 'some Pakistanis' work for Osama Bin Ladin's organisation that operates full time in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Yemen, Ethiopia, Somalia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Present and retired Pakistani security officials in their background interviews admitted that Osama Bin Ladin is probably the most respected Afghan war veteran. "For most Pakistani and Afghan Mujahideen who had fought against the Soviet army, Osama is the hero among heroes," according to a senior security official.

    Operation Infinite Reach

  • AFGHAN BIN LADEN Voice of America 20 August 1998 - AFGHANISTAN'S TALEBAN FACTION SAYS IT COULD BE OPEN TO NEGOTIATIONS ABOUT SAUDI MILITANT OSAMA BIN LADEN WHO IS SUSPECTED IN THE BOMBINGS OF U-S EMBASSIES IN AFRICA.
  • BORDER DRUGS Voice of America 20 August 1998 -- THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY DIRECTOR BARRY MCCAFFREY SAYS THE PRINCIPLE DRUG THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES IS OVER THE U-S/MEXICO BORDER.
  • AFGHAN BIN LADEN Voice of America 19 August 1998 AFGHANISTAN'S TALEBAN MOVEMENT HAS VOWED IT WILL NOT TURN OVER A SAUDI MILITANT SUSPECTED IN THE BOMBINGS OF THE U-S EMBASSIES IN EAST AFRICA.
  • DATELINE: ANONYMOUS TERRORISM Voice of America 19 August 1998 -- IT HAS BEEN NEARLY TWO WEEKS SINCE THE TERRORIST ATTACKS ON THE U-S EMBASSIES IN KENYA AND TANZANIA. ALTHOUGH INVESTIGATIONS ARE CONTINUING, NO GROUP HAS COME FORWARD TO CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BOMBINGS
  • NAIROBI / HOTEL RAID Voice of America 19 August 1998 -- AGENTS FROM THE U-S FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND KENYAN POLICE HAVE SEARCHED A NAIROBI HOTEL WHERE THEY REPORTEDLY BELIEVE TERRORISTS ASSEMBLED THE BOMB EXPLODED NEAR THE U-S EMBASSY.
  • McConnell responds to anthrax threat : 19 Aug 1998 (AFNS) -- Ten hazardous materials specialists from McConnell joined with Wichita firefighters Aug. 18 in response to an anthrax threat downtown. An envelope labeled "anthrax" and containing a white powdery substance was found in mid-afternoon in the Finney State Office Building, resulting in a four-block evacuation of the surrounding area.
  • Alert after radio signals detected on border The Times of India 19 August 1998 - Security personnel have been carrying out an intensive search in the border villages for the past five days to spot a sophisticated transmitter believed to be used by anti-national elements for sending secret messages to Pakistan.
  • PM renews appeal to militant groups The Times of India 19 August 1998 - There is reason for cautious optimism in relation to the insurgency situation in Assam following the surrender of a number of militants, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee said here on Tuesday.
  • Militants kill 3 shepherds in Chamba The Times of India 19 August 1998 - Even as the police and para-military forces intensified combing operations in the Chamba area bordering the terrorist-infested Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, the ultras struck again killing three shepherds tending to their flocks at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
  • India voices concern over Taliban gains By Apratim Mukarji Hindustan Times Aug. 18 1998 -- New Delhi is still hesitant to lay the blame squarely on Pakistan whose counter-espionage outfit Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is now openly involved in the Taliban's military manoeuvres.
  • Doda launching pad for extending Pak's proxy war The Times of India 18 August 1998 - The shadow of death looms large over Doda, one of the most picturesque hilly districts of Jammu and Kashmir, as ISI- backed foreign mercenaries have turned it into a launching pad for extending Pakistan's proxy war to Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Ladakh region.
  • 'U.S. MERITS FULL SUPPORT IN FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM' USIA Foreign Media Reaction Daily Digest - August 18, 1998 -- In the aftermath of the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania 11 days ago, media outlets worldwide continued to weigh in heavily on the growing threat of terrorism and how the international community can best "organize itself" to combat this global scourge. Most said that their governments should support a more "coordinated" global anti-terrorism strategy.
  • TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE August 18, 1998 - After receiving credible information of a possible attack against the U.S. embassy in Tirana, Albania, similar to the attacks against our missions in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, the Department of State authorized the draw-down of embassy personnel.
  • TEXT: AMB. SIMONS' REMARKS ON DEPARTURE OF AMERICANS FROM PAKISTAN 18 August 1998 -- "All four of our posts in Pakistan are going to continue to operate. At a reduced level of services, but we are going to continue to be in all four cities," U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Thomas W. Simons Jr. said.
  • TIMES NOTE Voice of America 17 August 1998 -- A RECENT ARTICLE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTED THAT PROMINENT CUBAN EXILES LEADERS IN MIAMI SUPPORTED A SERIES OF HOTEL BOMBINGS IN CUBA. BUT THE PAPER SAYS WORDING OF THE ARTICLE WAS NOT INTENDED TO MEAN LEADERS SPECIFICALLY PAID FOR THE ACTS.
  • TERRORIST BOMBINGS CONTINUE Voice of America 17 August 1998 -- POLICE AND EXPLOSIVE EXPERTS IN NORTHERN IRELAND AND EAST AFRICA ARE ENGAGED IN THE GRIM JOB OF SIFTING FOR CLUES IN THE RUBBLE FROM BOMBS THAT KILLED CLOSE TO 300 PEOPLE AND INJURED MORE THAN A THOUSAND.
  • BOMBING / INVESTIGATION Voice of America 17 August 1998 -- THE U-S FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, OR F-B-I, HAS REPORTEDLY SENT BOMB TECHNICIANS, INVESTIGATORS, LABORATORY PERSONNEL AND LANGUAGE SPECIALISTS TO KENYA AND TANZANIA TO SIFT FOR CLUES.
  • NAIROBI - SUSPECT Voice of America 17 August 1998 -- KENYAN AND AMERICAN INVESTIGATORS CONFIRMED MONDAY THAT THEY ARE HOLDING A SUSPECT EXTRADITED TO NAIROBI FROM PAKISTAN.
  • PAKISTAN EVACUATION Voice of America 17 August 1998 -- IN PAKISTAN MOST U-S EMBASSY PERSONNEL ARE LEAVING AMID SECURITY CONCERNS, BUT MANY PRIVATE AMERICANS SAY THEY WILL STAY FOR THE TIME BEING.
  • Pakistan gears to midwife 'Get-Osama' operation By Kamran Khan The News International Pakistan 17 August 1998 - The arrest and the subsequent statement and evidence provided by Mohammad Sadiq alias Mowaddah, a Palestinian arrested in Karachi soon after his arrival from Nairobi, has pushed US investigators close to declare the Afghanistan-based Saudi millionaire Osama Bin Laden as the man behind the devastating bombings that killed more than 250 people in and around US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania on August 7. "Osama Bin Laden is our supreme commander and by blasting the US embassies in Nairobi and Dares Salam, we have shown our determination to meet our pledge to the Muslim world," vowed Sadiq, whose composed tone and confidence surprised his interrogators.
  • Taleban capture four Badakhshan districts The News International Pakistan 17 August 1998 - The Taleban began an attack on Badakhshan Sunday to try and capture the only province in northern Afghanistan still controlled by the opposition Northern Alliance.
  • Taleban capture capital of another province The News International Pakistan 16 August 1998 - The Taleban militia on Friday captured the capital of another northern province, reported the Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) news agency. It confirmed the fall of Aybak, the capital of opposition-held Samangan province, some 313 km north of Kabul. The militia took the town just a few hours after capturing the Doshi town along the strategic Salang Highway that connects Kabul with the north and the Central Asian republics.
  • Assam area tense as militants kill six The Times of India 16 August 1998 - Tension ran high at Tongla in Darrang district of Assam after militants killed six persons and injured one on Friday night.
  • WORLDWIDE CAUTION PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE August 16, 1998 - In light of the recent bombings in East Africa and subsequent threats to American interests overseas, the Department of State urges U.S. citizens traveling or residing abroad to exercise much greater than usual caution and review security practices.
  • PAKISTAN AFRICA BOMBINGS Voice of America 16 August 1998 -- PAKISTAN'S FOREIGN MINISTRY HAS CONFIRMED A SUSPECT IN THE U-S EMBASSY BOMBINGS IN EAST AFRICA HAS BEEN SENT BACK TO KENYA.
  • Recovery of Titan rocket, secret payload deemed critical By Todd Halvorson FLORIDA TODAY August 15, 1998 Aviation Week and Space Technology will report in its edition Monday that the spacecraft was an older eavesdropper valued at $700 million to $800 million. Citing unidentified sources close to the NRO, the industry trade says the spacecraft weighed 4.5 tons and was to have been launched to an orbital station 22,300 miles above the east coast of Somalia.
  • Displeasure between Army, RAW on arrest warrants The Times of India 15 August 1998 - Arrest warrants against three Army officers has led to embarrassment within the Army while creating a stand-off of sorts between Army headquarters and the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) since the warrants have been issued for actions taken by the officers while on deputation with the covert organisation.
  • RADIO ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE NATION August 15, 1998 - We must continue to lead the world toward peace, freedom, and prosperity. That is why our diplomats are on the job today around the world
  • Pakistan rejects its alleged involvement in Afghanistan ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN NEWS SUMMARY (14-08-1998) Pakistan on Thursday categorically rejected its alleged involvement in the current situation in Afghanistan. "It is regrettable that, the government controlled print and electronic media in some countries, have been utilized in an orchestrated campaign of vilification against Pakistan," a Foreign Office press release said.
  • Government of India Statement August 14, 1998 Shri Ajay Gupta, a staff member in the High Commission of India, Islamabad, and his three-year-old son were kidnapped by four Pakistani intelligence operatives on the evening of 10th August.
  • Ex-militants to get jobs in Central forces By Nirmalya Banerjee The Times of India 14 August 1998 - In an effort to rehabilitate Assam militants who come overground, the Centre has agreed to provide employment to them in Central para-military forces. It seems that the government is now offering militants who come overground jobs as the efforts to bring the insurgents to the negotiation table have not yielded any result in Assam so far.
  • 140 Assam ultras surrender The Hindustan Times 14 August 1998 -- Altogether 140 insurgents from the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Bodo Liberation Tigers and National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) surrendered today at Mariani near Jorhat.
  • BOMBING / INVESTIGATION Voice of America 14 August 1998 -- IN EAST AFRICA, THE SITES OF THE BOMB BLASTS AT TWO AMERICAN EMBASSIES MAY PROVIDE LEADS TO THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BOMBINGS.
  • TRANSCRIPT: FOLEY, KENNEDY BRIEF ON BOMBINGS IN EAST AFRICA 14 August 1998 -- State Department spokesman James Foley and Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Patrick Kennedy briefed reporters August 12 on security issues at US embassies, particularly conditions at the embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania prior to the August 7 terrorist bombing attacks upon them.
  • ANTHRAX PENTAGON Voice of America 14 August 1998 -- THE U-S MILITARY IS STEPPING UP ITS PROGRAM TO PROTECT TROOPS FROM THE THREAT OF GERM WARFARE BY VACCINATING THOUSANDS MORE OF THEM AGAINST DEADLY ANTHRAX.
  • Russia may use its Air Force to bomb Taliban positions The Hindustan Times 14 August 1998 -- Russia may use its air force to bomb Taliban positions in northern Afghanistan in order to offset Pakistani military aid to the advancing Islamic militants, Russian Parliament Security Committee chairman Viktor Ilyukbin says. Ilyukhin said radical steps were necessary because Pakistan -- backed by the United States -- had been providing the Taliban with massive moral financial, and military assistance. "Pakistan cannot help the Talibs without US consent", he said.
  • Assam's agony The Hindu: 14-08-1998 :: Pg: 12 -- If the the ruling Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Government is committed to fighting insurgency, it will have to take a positive stand in dealing with the ULFA and join forces with the Centre in persuading the militants to give up their arms and return to the mainstream. With the creation of the Unified Command Structure under which the Army, the paramilitary forces and the civil authorities take part in the counter-insurgency operations, the ULFA and other militant outfits in the north-east are now in a spot.
  • Home ministry sanctions three-tier security grid for Jammu George Iype Rediff on the Net 14 August 1998 - The spurt of militant violence in Jammu and Kashmir has forced the Union home ministry to formulate a three-tier security grid in and around the Jammu region. The new strategy involves setting up 516 operational, defence and border pickets covering all areas of Rajouri, Poonch, Doda and Udhampur districts of the Jammu region.
  • Spate of killings rock Assam areas The Times of India 13 August 1998 - Even as Assam grappled with a major oil fire which the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) claimed to have started, the state was rocked by a spate of killing of family members of prominent ULFA members.
  • BURMA / CYBERWAR Voice of America 13 August 1998 -- AS A RESULT OF THE INTERNET -- AND ESPECIALLY THE WORLDWIDE WEB -- AWARENESS OF THE POLITICAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN BURMA HAS INCREASED.
  • BOMBINGS / EMBASSIES Voice of America 13 August 1998 -- THIS WEEK, THE STATE DEPARTMENT ACKNOWLEDGED THE AMERICAN EMBASSIES IN KENYA AND TANZANIA DID NOT MEET STRICT SECURITY GUIDELINES.
  • NAIROBI-FBI Voice of America 13 August 1998 -- THE HUNT FOR CLUES INTO LAST FRIDAY'S BOMBING OUTSIDE THE U-S EMBASSY IN NAIROBI HAS INTENSIFIED AS AGENTS OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND KENYAN POLICE SIFT THROUGH THE RUBBLE IN HOPES OF SOLVING THE CRIME.
  • BOMB INVESTIGATION SIDEBAR Voice of America 13 August 1998 -- AGENTS FROM THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ARE LEADING THE SEARCH FOR CLUES AND SUSPECTS IN THE EAST AFRICAN EMBASSY BOMBINGS, AND THEY SAY THEY HAVE FOUND SOME KEY PIECES OF EVIDENCE.
  • CRITICISM OF MARINES ACTIONS IN KENYA BOMBING SAID UNFORTUNATE By Robert Fullerton USIA 13 August 1998 -- Stung by criticism in some press accounts that U.S. marines callously prevented "good Samaritan" volunteers from aiding Kenyan wounded and dying victims of the U.S. Embassy bombing here, an Embassy spokesman on August 13 said such judgments were unfortunate.
  • MORE THAN 20 JOINT KENYAN-U.S. TEAMS INVESTIGATE NAIROBI BOMBING By Jacquelyn S. Porth USIA 13 August 1998 -- More than 20 joint Kenyan-U.S.investigative teams have fanned out in Nairobi to interview witnesses and victims to develop leads in the effort to identify suspects in the August 7 terrorist bombing of the American Embassy.
  • White House PRESS BRIEFING BY MIKE MCCURRY AND COLONEL P.J. CROWLEY August 13, 1998 -- COLONEL CROWLEY: I think if you look back to the start of the administration, the President has been at the forefront in this post-Cold War environment of viewing where the new threats were going to come from, both from terrorism, from cyber-terrorism, from counternarcotics, from international crime -- that's something that he spoke about back in May. So this has been something that we have -- we have seen attacks on Americans growing through the years. We have anticipated in the post-Cold War environment that this would be something that we'd be confronting more and more.
  • SPECIAL STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING 13 August 1998 -- Foley said reports that US embassies in a number of locations around the world are "closing" in response to threats and the bombings of US embassies in Africa are incorrect.
  • U.S. rocket blows apart after takeoff By Seth Borenstein and Richard Parker Philadelphia Inquirer 13 August 1998 - A Titan IV-A rocket blew up yesterday morning over Cape Canaveral in the most expensive space disaster in years. The nation lost about $1.3 billion in space equipment, including a valuable spy satellite that was expected to greatly improve eavesdropping on phone and other communications around the world.
  • Lost satellite was for picking up radio messages By Faye Flam Philadelphia Inquirer 13 August 1998 - The top-secret satellite that was destroyed in yesterday's rocket explosion was probably carrying a large radio antenna capable of intercepting radio communications and tracking missiles, according to analysts familiar with the military space program.
  • Rocket Explodes, Destroying Spy Satellite By Kathy Sawyer and William Harwood Washington Post, August 13, 1998; Page A02 -- Space analyst John Pike, of the Federation of American Scientists, said the payload was a giant intelligence gathering "ear" in the sky. A government official well-acquainted with national security satellite operations said the speculations about the Titan payload were not off base. "I wouldn't wave you off that line."
  • U.S. Rocket Carrying Spy Satellite Explodes After Liftoff By DAVID STOUT The New York Times August 13, 1998 -- John Pike, a missile expert at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, said the agency already had satellites in orbit doing some of the work that the one launched today was supposed to do. "Everybody's collection and exploitation plans for next year assumed this satellite was going to be operating by the end of the fiscal year," he said. "Well, that's not going to happen."
  • Loss of satellite called serious but not a crisis By Frank Oliveri FLORIDA TODAY Aug. 12, 1998 - The $1 billion spy satellite lost in today's Titan 4 rocket explosion will cause consternation, but not a crisis, in the Pentagon's ability to monitor the world's hotspots, an expert said. John Pike, director of space policy for the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, D.C., said the spacecraft was believed to be part of a constellation called Vortex.
  • Air Force seeking cause of costly Titan failure By Todd Halvorson FLORIDA TODAY Aug. 12, 1998 -- The satellite is identical to spacecraft launched on Titan 4 rockets from Cape Canaveral in 1994 and 1996, said John Pike, director of space policy for the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, D.C.
  • SPY ROCKET BLOWS UP JIM RANDLE Voice of America 8/12/98 THE U-S AIR FORCE SAYS A LARGE UN-MANNED ROCKET WAS DESTROYED SHORTLY AFTER LAUNCH (EARLY WEDNESDAY) FROM CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA.
  • Indian rebels blow up oil storage depot Dawn 12 August 1998 Separatist guerillas of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the blast at an Indian Oil Corp (IOC) petroleum product depot in the northeastern state of Assam.
  • BOMBINGS--IRAN ENVOYS Voice of America 12 August 1998 -- A U-S STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL HAS DENIED ALLEGATIONS IN A WASHINGTON NEWSPAPER THAT IRAN WITHDREW ITS AMBASSADORS TO KENYA AND TANZANIA LESS THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE BOMB ATTACKS ON AMERICAN EMBASSIES.
  • U-S EMBASSY/SECURITY Voice of America 12 August 1998 -- U-S OFFICIALS SAY AT LEAST FIVE AMERICAN EMBASSIES AROUND THE WORLD HAVE BEEN FORCED TO SUSPEND SOME OPERATIONS FOR SECURITY REASONS FOLLOWING THE TERRORIST BOMB ATTACKS IN KENYA AND TANZANIA.
  • KENYA BOMBING Voice of America 12 August 1998 -- KENYA SAYS A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE BOMBING OF THE U-S EMBASSY.
  • MALAYSIA/ INTERNET Voice of America 12 August 1998 -- MALAYSIAN POLICE HAVE BEGUN ARRESTING PEOPLE SUSPECTED OF SPREADING RUMORS OF UNREST IN THE COUNTRY OVER THE INTERNET.
  • CHINA/TAIWAN SPIES Voice of America 12 August 1998 -- A BEIJING COURT HAS SENTENCED A TAIWANESE BUSINESSMAN TO FOUR-YEARS IN PRISON FOR ESPIONAGE. TAIWAN HAS EXPRESSED DISSATISFACTION WITH THE VERDICT.
  • The African Bombs; More Criticism of US Iraq Policy Iraq News 12 August 1998 -- Ambrose Evan-Pritchard, writing in London's Daily Telegraph, Aug 12, made the argument for why the most likely suspect in the Kenya/Tanzania bombings is Iraq.
  • LTTE's new tactic for triggering blasts By V. S. Sambandan The Hindu 12-08-1998 :: Pg: 14 The Sri Lankan Police have issued a warning about a new modus operandi said to be resorted to by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for triggering explosions. The latest tactic was that of ``leaving tape-recorded messages, requesting the public to evacuate the premises within a 100-yard radius where an explosives-laden vehicle has been parked.''
  • White House PRESS BRIEFING BY JOE LOCKHART AND COLONEL P.J. CROWLEY August 12, 1998 -- "This is one of the things actually that we've anticipated in recent years, the emergence of terrorism as a major global threat, and we've taken a number of steps including implementation of a number of laws to give our law enforcement agencies the best tools possible in order to address terrorism as the threat of the '90s and will be, I think, the threat into the next century."
  • DoD News Briefing , August 11, 1998 -- The State Department has spent approximately a billion dollars since 1986 improving the security of its embassies. They have constructed 27 new embassies that are, according to the so-called Inman standards. During a period of time when everybody realizes that terrorism has become a greater threat -- that's over the last decade or so -- that the number of attacks against U.S. military and diplomatic personnel has declined quite dramatically. There were 200 attacks against military and diplomatic personnel in 1986. There were eight in 1997. So over approximately a 10-year period, there has been a rather dramatic decline, and it was a steady decline. This is not just a matter of good luck. It is a matter of increased attention to security, increased attention to intelligence and increased vigilance on the part of soldiers and diplomats all over the world.
  • KENYA / TANZANIA U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1998
  • TERRORISM / MIDEAST ANALYSIS Voice of America 11 August 1998 -- THE BOMB ATTACKS AT U-S EMBASSIES IN KENYA AND TANZANIA BROUGHT INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION FOR THE LOSS OF INNOCENT LIFE.
  • 9 Naxals killed in encounter with cops The Hindustan Times 11 August 1998 -- Already reeling under desertion by its cadres and continued combing operations by the police and paramilitary personnel in all its strongholds, outlawed Naxalite outfit, Peoples' War Group (PWG) suffered yet another major setback on Sunday when nine of its underground cadres, including three Dalam commanders, were killed in an encounter with the police.
  • Pakistan's last gamble Prem Shankar Jha The Hindustan Times 11 August 1998 -- More than 1,000 of the 2,000-2,500 militants operating in Kashmir are either Pakistani soldiers and ex-servicemen or Afghan mujahideen and other middle eastern derelicts of the Afghan war.
  • U.K. denies charge on 'plot' to kill Gaddafi By Thomas Abraham The Hindu 11-08-1998 :: Pg: 17 :: The British Foreign Secretary, Mr. Robin Cook, has dismissed as `` pure fantasy'' allegations that the British secret intelligence service, MI 6 had plotted to assassinate the Libyan leader, Col. Gaddafi. He did not categorically rule out the possibility that British agents might have planned the assassination without authorisation. The allegations of an assassination plot had been made by a former British intelligence officer, Mr. David Shayler.
  • NOW IS THE TIME TO BEAR DOWN ON TERRORISM, CLINTON SAYS By Wendy Ross USIA 11 August 1998 -- The August 7 bombings at the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam will not deter the United States from its global involvement, nor from fighting terrorism, President Clinton says.
  • EMBASSY BOMBING AFTERMATH : HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH Voice of America 11 August 1998 -- U-S NEWSPAPERS CONTINUE TO REACT WITH OUTRAGE AND FRUSTRATION AT THE EMBASSY BOMBINGS IN EAST AFRICA.
  • TANZANIA / ARRESTS Voice of America 11 August 1998 -- TANZANIAN AUTHORITIES HAVE ARRESTED AND ARE QUESTIONING 14 FOREIGN NATIONALS IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEADLY BOMB ATTACK ON THE U-S EMBASSY IN DAR ES SALAAM.
  • 17 killed in Indian violence Dawn 10 August 1998 At least nine left-wing Maoist guerillas and three policemen died in a gun battle on Sunday in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The police identified the killed rebels as members of the dominant People's War Group, which has centres in several Indian states including Bihar which also adjoins Andhra Pradesh. Maoist guerillas murdered five civilians in a separate incident in Bihar on Sunday.
  • 9 Naxals, 3 commandos killed in encounter Rediff on the Net 10 August 1998 - In yet another blow to Left wing extremism, the police have shot dead nine Naxalites of the banned People's War Group in a fierce encounter in the dense forests of Kuppaguda, on the Andhra Pradesh-Orissa border.
  • LANKA/US TRAINING Voice of America 10 August 1998 -- SRI LANKAN POLICEMEN ARE BEING TRAINED BY THE UNITED STATES IN ADVANCED ANTI-TERRORIST PROGRAMS. THE TRAINING PROGRAM IS BEING ORGANIZED THROUGH THE ANTI-TERRORIST ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OF THE U-S STATE DEPARTMENT.
  • FATAH WEBSITE CALLS FOR ISRAEL'S DESTRUCTION Israel Line 10 August 1998 -- As Israel negotiates with the Palestinians to change their Covenant, an Internet website of Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement has released a constitution that calls for Israel's destruction
  • BOMBINGS OF U.S. EMBASSIES IN AFRICA: 'SUPERPOWER IN THE CROSS HAIRS' USIA Foreign Media Reaction Daily Digest - August 10, 1998 -- Opinion was mixed as to why this attack against the U.S. has taken place, and what the superpower should do about it.
  • KENYA AND TANZANIA: BOMBING OF US EMBASSIES U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 1998
  • A '93 Pentagon report held predictions on terrorism By Robin Wright LOS ANGELES TIMES 10 August 1998 -- A few years ago, the Pentagon's secretive Office on Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict quietly buried one of the most comprehensive reports ever commissioned on the changing patterns of global terrorism. At the top of the list of future dangers are more sophisticated weapons, including chemical and biological agents and even nuclear devices.
  • CASTRO PLOT Voice of America 10 August 1998 -- A MIAMI NEWSPAPER SAY U-S AUTHORITIES HAVE FOILED A PLOT TO KILL CUBAN PRESIDENT FIDEL CASTRO BUT OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF THE ALLEGED PLOT.
  • CASTRO PLOT Voice of America 10 August 1998 -- THE "MIAMI HERALD" NEWSPAPER IS REPORTING A PLOT TO KILL CUBAN PRESIDENT FIDEL CASTRO NEXT WEEK HAS BEEN BROKEN UP. THE PLOT WAS MASTERMINDED BY A CUBAN EXILE ACCUSED OF A DOZEN BOMBINGS IN HAVANA LAST YEAR.
  • THE EMBASSY BOMBINGS Voice of America 10 August 1998 -- THE BOMBS THAT CAUSED MASSIVE DESTRUCTION AND GREAT LOSS OF LIFE AT AND AROUND THE TWO U-S EMBASSIES IN NAIROBI, KENYA AND DAR-ES-SALAM, TANZANIA HAVE PROMPTED COMMENTARIES OF HORROR AND CALLS FOR RETALIATION ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
  • ALBRIGHT-BOMBINGS Voice of America 10 August 1998 -- SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT HAS REPEATED A VOW TO HUNT DOWN AND PUNISH THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEADLY BOMBINGS LAST FRIDAY AT AMERICAN EMBASSIES IN EAST AFRICA.
  • BOMB SUSPECTS Voice of America 10 August 1998 -- AUTHORITIES IN TANZANIA HAVE TAKEN ONE OR MORE SUSPECTS INTO CUSTODY IN CONNECTION WITH THE BOMBING OF THE U-S EMBASSY IN DAR ES SALAAM.
  • KENYA INVESTIGATIONS Voice of America 10 August 1998 -- IN NAIROBI, SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS CONTINUE THEIR WORK TO FIND SURVIVORS FROM FRIDAY'S MASSIVE BOMBING OUTSIDE THE U-S EMBASSY
  • The politics of ssassination (Jain report) The Hindu 10-08-1998 :: Pg: 12 :: IT IS A reflection of the selfishness and immaturity of the nation's political class that a matter as fateful and lamentable as the assassination of a former Prime Minister has become the subject of a self-serving and dissonant debate. Our elected representatives are not squeamish about drawing political mileage out of the assassination.
  • TRANSCRIPT: SECSTATE REMARKS TO STATE DEPT. EMPLOYEES 10 August 1998 -- Secretary of State Albright paid tribute to the 12 US Embassy employees killed in the August 7 bombing of the Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and said she will fly to Germany to escort home the 11 of the 12 bodies of Americans killed in the blast.
  • US, KENYA AND TANZANIA TO COOPERATE ON FINDING EMBASSY BOMBERS By Jane A. Morse USIA 10 August 1998 -- US law enforcement experts expect to cooperate with Kenyan and Tanzanian law enforcement authorities in efforts to find the perpetrators of the August 7 bombings of US embassies.
  • ALBRIGHT TO ESCORT HOME THE AMERICAN DEAD OF THE NAIROBI BOMBING By Jane A. Morse USIA 10 August 1998 -- Secretary of State Albright paid tribute to the 12 US Embassy employees killed in the August 7 bombing of the Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and said she will fly to Germany to escort home the bodies of the Americans killed in the blast.
  • SECRETARY OF STATE ALBRIGHT OFFERS REWARD FOR EMBASSY BOMBERS By Jim Fisher-Thompson USIA 10 August 1998 -- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on August 10 announced a $2 million reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the perpetrators behind the bombings of two U.S. Embassies in East Africa.
  • TRANSCRIPT: PRESIDENT'S RADIO ADDRESS ON U.S. EMBASSY BOMBINGS 09 August 1998 -- In his August 8 radio address to the nation, President Clinton vowed that "no matter how long it takes or where it takes us, we will pursue terrorists until the cases are solved and justice is done."
  • DOD UPDATE ON NAIROBI, DAR ES SALAAM U.S. EMBASSY BOMBINGS 09 August 1998 -- The Defense Department said three of the 11 U.S. citizens who died in the U.S. embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam have been confirmed as members of the U.S. armed services.
  • EMBASSY BOMBINGS--TALK SHOWS Voice of America 09 August 1998 -- SENIOR U-S OFFICIALS SUNDAY CAUTIONED AGAINST JUMPING TO ANY CONCLUSIONS ABOUT WHO EXPLODED BOMBS AT AMERICAN EMBASSIES IN TWO EAST AFRICAN CAPITALS LAST FRIDAY.
  • TANZANIA/BOMBING Voice of America 09 August 1998 -- FRIDAY'S EXPLOSION AT THE U-S EMBASSY IN DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA LEFT FAR FEWER DEAD AND WOUNDED THAN THE NEARLY SIMULTANEOUS BLAST THAT DEVASTATED THE AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC MISSION IN NAIROBI, KENYA.
  • U.K. plot to kill Gadhafi revealed By Thomas Abraham The Hindu 09-08-1998 :: Pg: 06 :: David Shayler, a former officer of MI5, the British internal security service, said that MI6, the external security service, had paid around pound 100,000 to an Arab agent with links to Islamic extremists to fund an assassination attempt against the Libyan leader. Col. Muammar Gadhafi, who survived the attack in 1996.
  • North Korea's Infiltration Efforts Dim South's 'Sunshine Policy'Global Intelligence Update - 09 August 1998 -- North Korea's military has been caught tunneling under its border with South Korea which could jeopardize Kim Dae Jung's new policy of engagement with the North.
  • Spy satellites enter new dimension By Robert Windrem NBC NEWS Aug. 8, 1998 -- U.S. intelligence officials and private analysts tell NBC News that the real revolution has to do with the manipulation of digital data derived from satellites. "It has been the revolution of the 'soft copy,' " says John Pike, space policy expert at the Federation of American Scientists.
  • Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) in Jammu and Kashmir Daily News 08 August 1998 -- A co-ordinated action plan is to be launched by the governments of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and the Centre to frustrate the designs of Pakistan sponsored terrorists spreading their activities to Himachal Pradesh.
  • Saddam's Latest Speech; Iraqi Threat to the Kurds Iraq News 08 August 1998 -- The Trade Center bombing marked the first instance in which Iraqi terrorism directed against the US was misunderstood as Islamic fundamentalist terrorism.
  • DOD UPDATE ON U.S EMBASSY BOMBINGS IN NAIROBI AND DAR ES SALAAM August 8, 1998 -- The Department of Defense at the request of the U.S. State Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation is providing logistics, transportation and medical support for the overall relief effort.
  • TRANSCRIPT: PICKERING, RICE, KENNEDY, RYAN BRIEFING USIA 07 August 1998 -- The tandem attacks on the US Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania are unprecedented, according to Thomas Pickering, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. There were no advance warnings or threats to either of the US Embassies, Pickering said. He did note, however, that US Embassies around the world get a total of some 30,000 threats per year, all of which are considered seriously, he said.
  • White House Briefing August 7, 1998 Q P.J., is the administration aware of the Islamic Jihad message that was sent from Egypt to Agence France yesterday that complained about three of its militants being extradited from Eastern Europe and pledging to punish the United States for that? Q Does the President have any reaction to yesterday's reported testimony by Ms. Lewinsky?
  • CLINTON STATEMENT ON US EMBASSY BOMBINGS IN AFRICA USIA 07 August 1998 -- President Clinton says the terrorist bombing attacks on the US Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania "are as abhorrent as they are inhuman," and has pledged that he will use all the means at our disposal to bring those responsible to justice no matter what, or how long, it takes."
  • CLINTON PROCLAMATION ON VICTIMS OF BOMBINGS IN EAST AFRICA USIA 07 August 1998 -- President Clinton issued a proclamation August 7 ordering that as "a mark of respect for those killed in the bombing incidents" outside the United States embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, "the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds.
  • Jain Commission Unsolved mystery The Hindustan Times 07 August 1998 -- Vir Sanghvi There is something profoundly sad -- if not sordid -- about the manner in which the final report of the Jain Commission has been received. Almost every Indian politician has treated the report as a means of settling scores. India's politicians cared little for its principal agenda: trying to find out if there was a conspiracy behind Rajiv Gandhi's assassination. Rajiv Gandhi was murdered only because it seemed probable that he might become Prime Minister again and act in a manner detrimental to those who ordered his assassination.
  • GORE STATEMENT ON BOMBINGS OF US EMBASSIES IN AFRICA USIA 07 August 1998 -- Vice President Gore August 7 extended his "deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to the families, friends and fellow citizens of all those killed or injured in the tragic bombings this morning at the American Embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam.
  • DEFENSE SECRETARY COHEN ON KENYA, TANZANIA BOMBINGS USIA 07 August 1998 -- Defense Secretary Cohen says that the terrorist bombings in East Africa August 7 are a stark reminder that terrorists' "only means of attacking America is through such cowardly acts."
  • SECRETARY OF STATE ALBRIGHT ON THE US EMBASSY BOMBINGS USIA 07 August 1998 -- Secretary of State Albright condemned the August 7 bombing of US Embassy buildings in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam as "dastardly and cowardly acts of apparent terrorism" and vowed that the United States "will spare no effort and use all means at our disposal to track down and punish the perpetrators of these outrageous acts."
  • GINGRICH, GILMAN ON CAR BOMBINGS IN EAST AFRICA USIA CONGRESSIONAL REPORT 07 August 1998 -- Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (Republican-Georgia) condemned the bombings of the US Embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam August 7 and called for improved intelligence to capture terrorists.
  • KOFI ANNAN'S REACTION TO THE US EMBASSY BOMBINGS IN AFRICA USIA 07 August 1998 -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan was "outraged and appalled" to learn of the simultaneous bombings of the US Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, said a statement released by his spokesman.
  • UN DIPLOMATS EXPRESS DISMAY AT EMBASSY BOMBINGS By Judy Aita USIA 07 August 1998 -- Diplomats expressed outrage and dismay at the bombings of US embassies in East Africa August 7 but wondered who might be behind the bombings in that region.
  • FBI SENDING SPECIAL AGENTS TO INVESTIGATE EMBASSY BOMBINGS USIA 07 August 1998 -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation dispatched Special Agents from both the United States and from overseas posts August 7 to conduct a criminal investigation of the bombing attacks on US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
  • STATE ISSUES WORLDWIDE CAUTION -- EAST AFRICA BOMBINGS USIA 07 August 1998 -- The State Department issued a worldwide travel caution August 7 over the bombings that occurred earlier that day at the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.
  • Embassy blasts kill, wound hundreds 7 Aug 1998(AFNS) -- Defense Department emergency-response teams are being dispatched to aid victims of devastating explosions Aug. 7 at two U.S. embassies in Africa.
  • US INVESTIGATES BOMBINGS AT ITS EMBASSIES IN KENYA, TANZANIA By Wendy S. Ross and Jane A. Morse USIA 07 August 1998 -- Clinton was informed by phone by the National Security Advisor Sandy Berger at roughly 5:30 a.m. Washington time this morning, Crowley said. The President was "deeply troubled by the news and asked Sandy several questions about the details that we knew at that time. The National Security Advisor is updating the President as we speak," Crowley said.
  • DOD SENDS MEDICAL, SECURITY SUPPORT FOR KENYA, TANZANIA By Jacquelyn S. Porth USIA 07 August 1998 -- The U.S. military on August 7 dispatched aircraft with medical personnel and security experts to assist victims of twin explosions at U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • US FLYING IN RELIEF SUPPLIES TO AID VICTIMS OF EMBASSY BOMBINGS By Jane A. Morse USIA 07 August 1998 -- A State Department official says US planes loaded with medical personnel and supplies, communications and security equipment and search and rescue personnel are flying to Kenya to bring aid to the victims of the August 7 terrorist bombings of the US Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
  • PICKERING: DUAL EMBASSY BOMBING ATTACKS ARE UNPRECEDENTED By Jane A. Morse USIA 07 August 1998 -- Pickering declined to speculate on who was responsible for the bombings, nor did he confirm press reports that the explosions were the results of car bombs. He did confirm that there appears to have been just a single massive explosion at each site.
  • AFRICA BOMB / PENTAGON REACT Voice of America 07 August 1998 -- PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE SENDING HELP TO THE U-S EMBASSIES HIT BY TERRORIST BOMBS IN NAIROBI AND DAR ES SALAAM. AND THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SAYS IT IS DISPATCHING SOME OF ITS PEOPLE TO FIND OUT WHO PLANTED THE BOMBS.
  • BOMBINGS / U-S INVESTIGATION Voice of America 07 August 1998 -- THE UNITED STATES IS SENDING OFFICIALS TO INVESTIGATE THE EMBASSY BOMBINGS IN KENYA AND TANZANIA TO DETERMINE IF U-S INTELLIGENCE OR SECURITY FAILURES CONTRIBUTED TO THE ATTACKS.
  • CLINTON / BOMBINGS Voice of America 07 August 1998 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS CONDEMNED WHAT HE CALLED THE COWARDLY ATTACKS AT THE U-S EMBASSIES IN NAIROBI AND DAR ES SALAAM AND SAID THE UNITED STATES WILL SPARE NO EFFORT TO TRACK DOWN THOSE RESPONSIBLE.
  • KENYA BLAST UPDATE Voice of America 07 August 1998 -- AT LEAST 66 PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND MORE THAN A THOUSAND WOUNDED IN THE BOMB BLASTS THAT OCCURRED NEAR U-S EMBASSIES IN NAIROBI AND DAR ES SALAAM.
  • CHINA / INTERNET Voice of America 06 August 1998 - HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS SAY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAS IMPLEMENTED WAYS TO CONTROL THE FLOW OF BANNED NEWS AND INFORMATION INTO THE COUNTRY.
  • VOICE RECOGNITION SOFTWARE Voice of America 06 August 1998 - IT IS AVAILABLE IN OVER NINE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. WE HAVE THEM IN CHINESE, WE HAVE THEM IN JAPANESE, AND WE HAVE EVEN A VERSION IN ARABIC.
  • SCHOLARS OFFER IDEAS ON HOW U.S. CAN HELP COLOMBIA By Eric Green USIA 06 August 1998 -- A panel of scholars has told Congress that while the timing is propitious for bettering U.S.-Colombian relations, continued unsettled conditions in the Andean country could mean an increase in illicit drug production and trafficking with serious negative consequences for the United States.
  • HM REVIEWS LAW & ORDER/INSURGENCY SITUATION IN TRIPURA Government of India Press Information Bureau - 05 August 1998 -- The need to augment the levels of deployment of Security Forces in Tripura and neighbouring States was also raised by the State Government. It was mentioned that the Security Forces have been asked to intensify their operation in the State.
  • Taleban capture Saripul, advance on Mazar The News International Pakistan 05 August 1998 - Flushed with victory after their stunning military advance in northern Afghanistan, the Taleban movement on Tuesday claimed that its forces had captured the Saripul province in northern Afghanistan. If true, Saripul is the third province after Faryab and Jauzjan in northern Afghanistan to have fallen since July 12, when the Taleban began their latest military offensive.
  • TREASURY ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR REDESIGNED $20 NOTE August 4, 1998 -- The new $20 note contains improved security features to deter counterfeiting.
  • Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) in Jammu and Kashmir Daily News 04 August 1998 -- In the Rajya Sabha Home Minister L.K. Advani has said the government will soon convene a meeting of political parties to discuss the activities of Pakistan-sponsored terrorists in the country. He said the proxy war by Pakistan will be defeated and assured the members that the steps being taken in this direction will yield full results.
  • COLOMBIA / INSURGENCY Voice of America 05 August 1998 -- CONGRESSMAN BENJAMIN GILMAN HAS CALLED FOR AN INCREASE IN U-S COUNTER-NARCOTICS AID TO COLOMBIA.
  • New Report Outlines Shared Traits of Potential Assassins Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- While there is no specific profile of a would-be assassin, a new Justice Department report indicates many of those who have committed or attempted to carry out such crimes share certain behaviors.
  • CHEMICALS UNLIKELY DURING US OCCUPATION AT AN NASIRIYAH August 4, 1998 -- The Department of Defense has determined it "unlikely" that chemical agents were released during the aerial bombardment or US occupation of the ASP at An Nasiriyah, Iraq.
  • DOD FINDS TWO CZECH DETECTIONS CREDIBLE; OTHERS INDETERMINATE August 4, 1998 -- In 1993, the Czech government acknowledged a nerve agent detection that occurred during the Gulf War. The United States cannot independently verify the Czech reports, however, the Department of Defense is confident in the Czechs' ability to detect the presence of chemical agents.
  • AIR FORCE REORGANIZATION Voice of America - 04 August 1998 -- SOME UNITS, LIKE THOSE THAT PERFORM ELECTRONIC WARFARE OR AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING TASKS, HAVE A SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO SPEND A DISPROPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF TIME AWAY FROM HOME AND FAMILY.
  • KHATAMI ANNIVERSARY -- P 2: POWER STRUGGLE Voice of America - 04 August 1998 -- THE MODERATES, ARRAYED BEHIND THE PRESIDENT, RELY ON BROAD-BASED PUBLIC SUPPORT WHILE THE CONSERVATIVES DERIVE POWER FROM THEIR CONTROL OF STATE INSTITUTIONS -- INCLUDING THE PARLIAMENT, THE JUDICIARY, THE ARMY AND THE SECURITY FORCES.
  • SOUTH KOREA / FOREIGN MINISTER Voice of America - 04 August 1998 - SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTER PARK CHUNG-SOO RESIGNED ON TUESDAY, AMID MOUNTING CRITICISM OF HIS HANDLING OF A DIPLOMATIC QUARREL WITH RUSSIA WHICH SAW THE TIT-FOR-TAT EXPULSIONS OF TWO DIPLOMATS ACCUSED OF SPYING.
  • DoD News Briefing Dr. Bernard D. Rostker, Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses , August 4, 1998 -
  • 'Bill gives Shin Bet too much power' By Gideon Alon, Ha'aretz August 4, 1998 A new law would extends the tasks of the Shin Bet internal security service beyond what is reasonable and proper in a democracy, Knesset member Benny Begin (Likud) said. Begin said he will insist that key revisions be made in the bill, which for the first time regulates the operations of the Shin Bet.
  • KHATAMI ANNIVERSARY Voice of America 04 August 1998 -- AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI, ALONG WITH HIS CONSERVATIVE ALLIES, CONTROLS MOST OF THE LEVERS OF POWER INCLUDING THE PARLIAMENT, THE JUDICIARY, THE ARMY AND THE SECURITY FORCES.
  • INDIA / KILLINGS Voice of America - 03 August 1998 -- INDIAN POLICE SAY 31 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED, AND SIX OTHERS INJURED BY SUSPECTED KASHMIRI MUSLIM SEPARATISTS IN THE NORTHERN STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH.
  • U-S / IRAQ Voice of America 03 August 1998 -- THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION HAS STEPPED UP EFFORTS TO HELP IRAQI OPPOSITION GROUPS TOPPLE THE GOVERNMENT OF IRAQI LEADER SADDAM HUSSEIN.
  • Indians want Pakistan put on terrorist watch list Dawn 02 August 1998 - The Indian caucus in the US Congress has again started demanding that Pakistan be placed on the terrorism watch list, something which was about to happen when the first Nawaz Sharif government fell in 1993. The latest demand for Pakistan to be put on the dreaded list has come from a diehard Indian supporter, Democrat congressman Frank Pallone.
  • Contra-Cocaine -- Justice Denied By Robert Parry The Consortium, No. 68 - 02 August 1998 - Special Report on the damning evidence in the new Justice Department report on Nicaraguan contra cocaine smuggling. The DOJ's evidence makes clear that the Reagan administration knew much more and much earlier about Nicaraguan contra drug trafficking than has ever been alleged. The report reveals that confidential sources at FBI, DEA and CIA were confirming cases of contra drug smuggling, while the Reagan-Bush administrations repeatedly looked the other way or frustrated promising investigations.
  • John Hull's Great Escape The Consortium, No. 68 - 02 August 1998 - CIA-linked farmer John Hull skipped Costa Rica to avoid a drug trial -- and got help in his escape from DEA operatives.
  • Balancing DOD's security, tech needs Federal Computer Week AUGUST 3, 1998 The problem stems from the growing gap between DOD's security policy and the rapid rate at which Defense agencies are deploying new technology. Always an inconvenience, this disconnection between policy and technology has become simply unworkable for many users across DOD.
  • Disclosure fears threaten to slow files' release ELANA VARON Federal Computer Week AUGUST 3, 1998 The Energy Department July 31 awarded DynMeridian Corp. a five-year contract potentially worth $6.8 million to build a state-of-the-art computer system to speed declassification of some 280 million pages of Cold War-era documents. But an amendment by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), targets a provision of the executive order that requires agencies to automatically declassify all documents more than 25 years old.
  • Jain panel report: Mossad, CIA may have helped LTTE The Hindustan Times 03 August 1998 - The possibility of a foreign hand helping the LTTE assassinate Rajiv Gandhi cannot be ruled out, rather it is strengthened in view of evidence studied by the Jain Commission of inquiry.
  • Rajiv case: Cong for 'impartial' probe The Hindustan Times 03 August 1998 - The Congress Working Committee tonight accepted the Jain Commission's report but rejected the Government's decision to set up a monitoring agency in the CBI for further probe into the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.
  • Congress flays govt over Jain report Rediff on the Net 03 August 1998 - Kapil Sibal told the Rajya Sabha that the government had never cared to take the Commission's observations seriously. He referred to various intercepted messages of the LTTE, which clearly showed their nexus with politicians, officials and bureaucrats of Tamil Nadu.
  • BJP tells DMK not to over-react to Jain's ATR Rediff on the Net 03 August 1998 - BJP general secretary M Venkaiah Naidu strongly refuted the DMK's allegation that the BJP had implicated it in the conspiracy in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination under ''pressure'' from its allies. ''The BJP has nothing to hide or fear. We want the total truth to come out,'' and the BJP does not bow to any pressure tactics.
  • LTTE all set to exploit Jain Commission's ATR Rediff on the Net 03 August 1998 - The Tigers' spokesman in London, Antony Raja, said, "Since the Indian government's own inquiry commission has pointed the needle of suspicion at several Indian politicians, the LTTE cannot be accused."
  • BJP distorting facts: Karunanidhi The Hindustan Times 03 August 1998 - Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr M. Karunanidhi, today accused the BJP Government of "fraudulently distorting and manipulating facts" in the Action-Taken Report of the Jain Commission's final report.
  • India ready for talks with Pak The Times of India 03 August 1998 -- Union home minister L K Advani said the government was preparing a plan for stregnthening internal security following several bomb blasts in the country. Of the 40 incidents of explosion, involvement of Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was detected in 36 cases, and a large quantity of arms and ammunition were recovered from them. Advani said the government was also taking steps for making the intelligence agencies more effective.
  • CWC 'rejects' ATR, seeks independent probe The Hindu 03 August 1998 -- The Congress(I) Working Committee (CWC-I), which met here this evening to consider the Final Report of the Jain Commission, has accepted the report but is believed to have rejected the Action Taken Report (ATR) of the Vajpayee Government.
  • Karunanidhi on the offensive, warns BJP The Hindustan Times 02 August 1998 - The final report of the Jain Commission and the Centre's move to appoint a committee to probe Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi whipped up a political storm in Tamil Nadu today.
  • Karunanidhi warns against DMK Govt dismissal The Times of India 02 August 1998 -- DMK president and Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi said on Saturday that the BJP government was resorting to political vendetta by suggesting in its Action Taken Report (ATR) that a Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) investigate his role in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
  • Congress(I) faced with the fallout The Hindu 02 August 1998 -- When the Congress(I) Working Committee meets tomorrow afternoon to consider the final report of the Jain Commission, it will have to consider ways of wresting back the political initiative which Mr. Justice M.C. Jain has provided to the Vajpayee Government.
  • LTTE got arms from Libyans before killing The Hindu 02 August 1998 -- The LTTE had received two consignments of arms and ammunition from two Lebanese nationals just over a month before Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991, according to a top secret note of the Intelligence Bureau (IB).
  • DMK sees 'plot' behind ATR The Hindu 02 August 1998 -- The DMK today condemned the BJP-led coalition Government's decision to set up a Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) and rejected the Union Government's Action Taken Report (ATR) on the final report of the Jain Commission of Inquiry with reference to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr. M. Karunanidhi and the DMK Government.
  • Nazi files may shame U.S. By Ronald Powers Associated Press 02 August 1998 -- Under pressure from Congress, the Justice Department and other agencies may be forced to declassify tens of thousands of top-secret documents describing the U.S. intelligence community's dealings with Nazi war criminals in the Cold War years. Legislation to open most of those files already has passed the Senate and could come up for a vote in the House as early as this week.
  • UK Spy lawyer calls for Web protection BBC August 2, 1998 The lawyer acting for a former MI5 agent has told BBC News online the UK Government is wasting its time trying to stop confidential information being published on the Net. Last week it was revealed that the government had attempted to stop him revealing further allegations on his Website. shayler.com Welcome to the Future Website of shayler.com
  • Former British spy arrested in France Reuters News Service August 1, 1998 - A former member of Britain's top MI5 security service was arrested Saturday in France. David Shayler faces charges under Britain's Official Secrets Act. Shayler has sought to embarrass his former bosses with claims of MI5 bungling. Shayler had been planning to post his disclosures on the Internet.
  • Agency in CBI to further probe accused in Rajiv murder case The Times of India 01 August 1998 -- A multi-disciplinary monitoring agency (MDMA) will be set up by the government in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to further probe the roles of Chandraswami, Subramaniam Swamy and all accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case as recommended by the Jain Commission of inquiry, whose final report was tabled in both Houses of Parliament by home minister L K Advani on Friday.
  • RDX seized from Pak gang, 5 arrested The Hindustan Times 01 August 1998 - The Crime Branch of Delhi Police have arrested five persons including four Pakistani nationals, of the Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit who planned to plant bombs in the Delhi Cantonment area.
  • 4 Pakistani terrorists with Indian contact held The Times of India 01 August 1998 -- The Delhi police have arrested four Pakistani nationals along with one of their Indian contacts and seized a large quantity of explosives from them.
  • Two more held, ISI gameplan busted The Hindu 01 August 1998 -- A plot to create terror and spread chaos in Bangalore by Pakistan's Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) has been nipped in the bud by Bangalore police. The sinister game-plan involved physically eliminating prominent persons in the city, including a politician and a businessman, at the instigation of the Mumbai underworld dons with ISI links.
  • Nagaland ceasefire is extended The Times of India 01 August 1998 -- The ceasefire in Nagaland has been extended for one more year, home minister L.K. Advani informed the Lok Sabha on Friday. The Centre and NSCN had agreed to extend ceasefire for one year from Saturday to find a solution to the on-going insurgency in the state, he said.
  • Special agency to probe Chandraswami's role in Rajiv killing The Hindustan Times 01 August 1998 - The alleged involvement of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, controversial godman Chandraswami and Lok Sabha member Dr Subramanian Swamy in the conspiracy leading to the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi is to be probed further by Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) being set up by the Centre.
  • Congress in a major bind as AIADMK, Swamy go hammer and tongs over Jain report Amberish K Diwanji Rediff On The NeT 01 August 1998 -- Janata Party president Dr Subramanian Swamy says he will challenge the Jain Commission's final report on the Rajiv Gandhi assassination in court, stating that it was full of allegations and did not contain a single substantial charge against him.
  • Jain report shows inconsistencies Rediff On The NeT 01 August 1998 -- There are some inconsistencies in the Jain Commission report on the Rajiv Gandhi assassination conspiracy case. These have been brought out in the ''memorandum of action taken on the final report of the Jain Commission of Inquiry'' submitted to Parliament yesterday.
  • Jain panel deliberately diluting case against LTTE: Dr Swamy Rediff On The NeT 01 August 1998 -- Janata Party president Dr Subramanian Swamy says the Jain Commission's final report and the government's action taken report have ''trivialised the tragic assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and has deliberately diluted the case against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam perhaps to help it in its appeal in the Supreme Court against the death sentence of 26 LTTE terrorists passed by the TADA trial court.''
  • Govt considering ATA amendments The News 01 August 1998 - The government is actively considering amendment the Anti- Terrorist Act 1997 in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Supreme Court which had declared 12 sections of the law as contrary to the Constitution requiring amendments.
  • A spy on every corner: Dili's new growth industry - Sydney Morning Herald - 01 August 1998 -- Residents say the "Mauhu", the network of spies linked to the military, are monitoring every office, home and church in the troubled territory. East Timor's military commander, Colonel Tono Suratman, says there are only 60 intelligence agents working for the military in East Timor.
  • The measure of MASINT Zachary Lum Journal of Electronic Defense 08/01/98 -- John Pike of the Federation of American Scientists recommends the combining of the CMO, the Air Force Technical Applications Center, the Forest Green program office (the Air Force MASINT office at the NAIC), the Missile and Space Intelligence Center and the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center (biological warfare) into a single, fairly substantial WMD intelligence organization. That could well make MASINT a bureaucratic contender, if not a heavyweight.




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