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June 2003 Intelligence News

  • Predator team prowls Iraq AFPN 30 Jun 2003 -- It hunts alone, flying quietly for more than 20 hours at a time, carefully scouring the Earth for the most minute evidence of ground activity and discretely relaying intelligence information to analysts half a world away.
  • US Lawmakers Still Have Many Questions Over Iraq War Intelligence VOA News 27 Jun 2003 -- Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have begun a week-long Independence Day break. But in their absence, controversy continues over intelligence information used by the Bush administration to justify the war in Iraq, and persuade Congress to authorize the use of military force. Democrats in the House of Representatives are demanding an independent investigation, and some have introduced legislation to that effect.
  • CONGRESS / WEAPONS DEBATE VOA 27 Jun 2003 -- Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have begun a week-long Independence Day break. But in their absence, controversy continues over intelligence information used by the Bush administration to justify the war in Iraq, and persuade Congress to authorize the use of military force. Democrats in the House of Representatives are demanding an independent investigation, and some have introduced legislation to that effect.
  • Britain: BBC Fending Off 'Unprecedented' Government Pressure Over Iraq Coverage RFE/L 27 Jun 2003 -- Britain's vast public service broadcaster, the BBC, is clashing with a top aide to Prime Minister Tony Blair over the continuing Iraqi intelligence row. The aide, Alastair Campbell, has demanded the BBC apologize for claims that the prime minister's office exaggerated the Iraqi weapons threat. The BBC says it won't, and that it stands by its story. The broadcaster, which is largely funded through public money, has run afoul of governments before. But it says Campbell's demands amount to "unprecedented" government pressure.
  • US Congress Examines Intelligence Used for Iraq War VOA News 26 Jun 2003 -- A key member of Congress looking into information used to justify the war in Iraq is focusing on whether the Bush administration relied too heavily on circumstantial evidence about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
  • Lockheed Martin Completes ORINCON Acquisition Lockheed Martin 26 Jun 2003 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE:LMT] today announced that it has completed the acquisition of ORINCON Corporation International. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. A systems integration and information technology company, ORINCON's expertise in knowledge management, information assurance, signal & image processing and data fusion will enhance Lockheed Martin's position in the ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) industry.
  • BAE SYSTEMS Begins Worldwide Distribution Of SOCET SET BAE Systems 25 Jun 2003 -- BAE Systems has initiated worldwide distribution of SOCET SET, its premier photogrammetric software for digital mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and three dimensional (3D) visualization or simulation applications.
  • CONGRESS / IRAQ INTELLIGENCE VOA 25 Jun 2003 -- Members of Congress reviewing intelligence used by the Bush administration to justify military action in Iraq, say they are determined to get to the bottom of the controversy. Lawmakers spoke as the House of Representatives debated a funding bill for 14 U-S intelligence agencies.
  • CONGRESS / BLAIR VOA 25 Jun 2003 -- The House of Representatives has voted to award a congressional gold medal, the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow, to British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Although most lawmakers supported the action, some opposed it and used the opportunity to renew calls for a full investigation into the issue of intelligence information used to justify the war in Iraq.
  • CONGRESS / BLAIR VOA 25 Jun 2003 -- The House of Representatives has voted to award a congressional gold medal, the highest honor Congress can bestow, to British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Although most lawmakers supported the action, some opposed it and used the opportunity to renew calls for a full investigation into the issue of intelligence information used to justify the war in Iraq.
  • CONGRESS / BLAIR VOA 25 Jun 2003 -- The House of Representatives has voted to award a congressional gold medal, the highest honor Congress can bestow, to British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Although most lawmakers supported the action, some opposed it and used the opportunity to renew calls for a full investigation into the issue of intelligence information used to justify the war in Iraq.
  • BAE SYSTEMS Launches New Micro Infrared Camera BAE Systems 23 Jun 2003 -- BAE Systems has launched a new micro infrared camera for commercial and Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) military applications.
  • U-S / IRAQ / WEAPONS VOA 22 Jun 2003 -- Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee say they are not aware of any specific evidence that President Bush intentionally misled the public about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program in the weeks and months leading up to the war on Iraq.
  • US Intelligence Analysts Believe Saddam Hussein is Alive VOA News 21 Jun 2003 -- The New York Times newspaper reported this week that U.S. intelligence analysts believe Saddam Hussein is still alive and hiding somewhere in Iraq. The White House says it simply doesn't know, but U.S. forces on the ground in Iraq are intensifying their search for the deposed Iraqi leader, his two sons and their close associates. The fate and whereabouts of Saddam Hussein is very much on the minds of many Iraqis.
  • Report: Analysts Believe Saddam is Alive, Hiding in Iraq VOA News 20 Jun 2003 -- A U.S. newspaper report says intelligence analysts now believe Saddam Hussein survived the war against his regime and is being sheltered by supporters somewhere in Iraq.
  • Finland: PM Resigns Over Use Of Classified Iraq Documents RFE/L 19 Jun 2003 -- Controversy over the Iraq war has claimed its first head of government -- but it wasn't Britain's Tony Blair or U.S. President George W. Bush. Both face inquiries over whether the intelligence used to justify the war was accurate or possibly even distorted. Finnish Prime Minister Anneli Jaatteenmaki resigned yesterday after being accused of lying to parliament over her use of classified documents on Iraq.
  • Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout UAV Performs 'Lost Communications' Autonomous Recovery and Shutdown Northrop Grumman 19 Jun 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector has achieved another first for the U.S. Navy's RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle (UAV) system. During a recent flight test, Fire Scout autonomously returned to a predetermined spot, landed and shut itself down after communications links between the air vehicle and its ground control station (GCS) were purposely shut off.
  • BRITAIN / BLAIR VOA 18 Jun 2003 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair has again rejected allegations that intelligence information on weapons of mass destruction was doctored to justify Britain's entry into the war in Iraq.
  • Blair: Government Did Not Manipulate Intelligence on Iraq's WMD VOA News 18 Jun 2003 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair has again rejected allegations that intelligence information on weapons of mass destruction was doctored to justify Britain's entry into the war in Iraq.
  • U.S., German and Industry Officials Step Up Plans for Global Hawk German ELINT Demonstration Northrop Grumman 18 Jun 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector and EADS said that the U.S. Air Force and German Ministry of Defense (MoD) are moving ahead with a fall 2003 demonstration of an EADS-designed electronic intelligence (ELINT) sensor onboard the Northrop Grumman-produced RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
  • VIETNAM DISSIDENT VOA 18 Jun 2003 -- Vietnam has sentenced a dissident Internet writer to 13 years in prison on charges of spying. Phan Hong Son is one of at least five cyber-dissidents jailed in the communist country.
  • Marine squadron expanding its UAV coverage Marine Corps News 17 Jun 2003-- Buzzing sounds ripple through the morning silence June 13 as Marines hurry back and forth on the dirt airstrip near the Euphrates River.
  • CONGRESS / IRAQ W-M-D VOA 17 Jun 2003 -- A congressional committee has rejected an attempt by a Democratic lawmaker to force the Bush administration to release intelligence information it used to justify military action in Iraq. The Republican-led House International Relations Committee voted unfavorably along party lines on a "Resolution of Inquiry" proposed by Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, saying other investigations made it redundant.
  • Congressional Committee Rejects Bid to Force Administration to Release Iraq Weapons Intelligence VOA 17 Jun 2003 -- A congressional committee has rejected an attempt by a Democratic lawmaker to force the Bush administration to release intelligence information it used to justify military action in Iraq. The Republican-led House International Relations Committee voted unfavorably along party lines on a "Resolution of Inquiry" proposed by Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, saying other investigations made it redundant.
  • Former British Cabinet Members Say Blair Exaggerated Iraq Threat VOA 17 Jun 2003 -- Strong criticism has been leveled at British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the start of a parliamentary inquiry into whether his government misued intelligence information to justify the war in Iraq.
  • Iraq/U.S.: Senator Calls On CIA To Release Data About Alleged Iraq Weapons Sites RFE/L 17 Jun 2003 -- A top U.S. senator says the CIA failed to provide a complete list of suspected Iraqi weapons sites to UN weapons inspectors, although the head of the CIA made public statements saying the agency did so.
  • Iraq: Former British Ministers Say Intelligence Used Selectively To Justify War RFE/L 17 Jun 2003 -- A former British minister today accused the British government of selectively using intelligence information in order to justify the war in Iraq.
  • General Dynamics Canada and Indra Join TIPS Northrop Grumman 17 Jun 2003 -- The Transatlantic Industrial Proposed Solution (TIPS) continues to gain industrial momentum as the TIPS group of industries -- comprised of EADS, Galileo Avionica, Northrop Grumman ISS International, Inc., and Thales -- announce the addition of General Dynamics Canada (GDC) and Indra of Spain.
  • Hunter UAV Equipped with Tactical UAV Radar Demonstrates New Capabilities in U.S. Army-Northrop Grumman Tests Northrop Grumman 16 Jun 2003 -- The U.S. Army's Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), equipped with a Tactical UAV Radar (TUAVR), successfully demonstrated enhanced reconnaissance capabilities during a May 8-14 series of operational missions at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
  • Northrop Grumman Completes Integration of Tactical Synthetic Aperture Radar for WATCHKEEPER UAV Application Northrop Grumman 16 Jun 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector has reached a significant milestone for the United Kingdom's WATCHKEEPER unmanned air vehicle (UAV) program.
  • CONGRESS / IRAQ WEAPONS VOA 16 Jun 2003 -- A key Senate Democrat is pressing the Central Intelligence Agency (C-I-A) to de-classify all information it says was provided to United Nations' arms inspectors before U-S led military action to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction. The effort by Senator Carl Levin, the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, comes as Senate and House committees begin closed-door hearings into information the Bush administration had before the war, and how it was handled.
  • Hamilton Sundstrand small engines play powerful role in pioneering UAV programs Hamilton Sundstrand 15 Jun 2003 -- Hamilton Sundstrand will play a critical role in revolutionizing military small weapons systems and unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • I-View, IAI's Newest Addition To MALAT's UAV Family To Be Displayed At Paris Air Show Israel Aerospace Industries 14 Jun 2003 -- The I-View Close Range Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle system will be displayed at the 2003 Paris AirMalat's I-View UAVShow. The I-View is the newest addition to the line of UAVs developed and manufactured by Israel Aircraft Industries' MALAT Division.
  • Pioneer gives Marines eagle eye view of battlefield Marine Corps News 12 Jun 2003-- The RQ2B Pioneer Unmanned Aerial Vehicle was used extensively during Operation Iraqi Freedom and saved the lives of many coalition troops during combat by providing an overhead view of the battlefield.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $1.95 Billion Intelligence Systems Support Contract General Dynamics 12 Jun 2003 -- General Dynamics Network Systems has been awarded a four-year basic contract with two three-year incentive options and a potential value of $1.95 billion to support and maintain critical intelligence and command and control systems and networks for U.S. defense and intelligence operations worldwide. The contract was competitively awarded by the U.S. Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, under charter of the Defense Intelligence Agency. General Dynamics Network Systems is a business unit in the General Dynamics Information Systems and Technology group.
  • Congressional Committees Plan Hearings on Iraqi WMD Reports Washington File 11 June 2003 -- Two congressional committees are examining U.S. intelligence assessments that supported the contention that a threatening WMD program existed in Iraq in the days leading up to the war and that the regime had connections with international terrorist groups, congressional leaders said June 11.
  • CONGRESS / IRAQ WEAPONS VOA 11 Jun 2003 -- Key Congressional Republicans are vowing to conduct a review of U-S intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, but some Democrats are demanding a formal investigation into whether such intelligence was manipulated to justify the U-S-led war in Iraq. The Bush administration cited Iraq's weapons program as a main reason for going to war, but evidence of such weapons has yet to be found.
  • DCI TENET ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DAVID KAY AS SPECIAL ADVISOR Central Intelligence Agency 11 Jun 2003 -- Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet announced today the appointment of Dr. David Kay as Special Advisor for Strategy regarding Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Programs.
  • US Senate Debates WMD Intelligence VOA 11 Jun 2003 -- Key Congressional Republicans are vowing to conduct a review of U.S. intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, but some Democrats are demanding a formal investigation into whether such intelligence was manipulated to justify the U.S.-led war in Iraq. The Bush administration cited Iraq's weapons program as a main reason for going to war, but evidence of such weapons has yet to be found.
  • Republicans in Congress Reject Calls for Formal Intelligence Probe VOA 11 Jun 2003 -- Majority Republicans in Congress have rejected requests by Democrats for a formal investigation into the Bush administration's handling of intelligence on Iraq's weapons programs.
  • TIPS Industries Present Mixed-Fleet Approach for NATO AGS; Companies Display trans-Atlantic Solution at 2003 Paris Air Show Northrop Grumman 10 Jun 2003 -- A cooperative mixed-fleet approach for NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) is being provided by the Transatlantic Industrial Proposed Solution (TIPS) industries, comprised of EADS, Galileo Avionica, Northrop Grumman ISS International Inc. and Thales. They will display their mixed-fleet solution during the Paris Air Show 2003.
  • OSAMA-INTELLIGENCE VOA 10 Jun 2003 -- In the aftermath of the attacks of September 11th, 2001, one question has been heard repeatedly among Americans: why do they hate us so? One U-S intelligence official has what he thinks are some answers to that question, and has written a book about it.
  • Iraq: Rumsfeld Says Weapons Intelligence Will Prove Correct RFE/L 10 Jun 2003 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says that the intelligence on Iraq was not politicized and the assessment that Baghdad possessed weapons of mass destruction will ultimately prove correct.
  • Defense Agency Issues Excerpt on Iraqi Chemical Warfare Program Washington File 09 Jun 2003 -- The Defense Department released on June 7 an unclassified excerpt of an earlier Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) study on Iraq's chemical warfare (CW) program in which it stated that there is "no reliable information on whether Iraq is producing and stockpiling chemical weapons, or where Iraq has -- or will -- establish its chemical warfare agent production facilities."
  • CONGRESS / IRAQ INTELLIGENCE VOA 06 Jun 2003 -- A top U-S defense intelligence official says his agency never had doubts that Iraq had a weapons of mass destruction program, despite news media reports to the contrary. The official met with members of Congress Friday as some lawmakers question whether the Bush administration manipulated U-S intelligence to justify the war against Iraq.
  • Rumsfeld Sure WMD Intelligence Will Prove Correct AFPS 06 Jun 2003 -- More searching in Iraq will uncover Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said following a meeting with House members yesterday.
  • PENTAGON / INTELLIGENCE VOA 06 Jun 2003 -- The Pentagon now acknowledges its own intelligence agency reported last year having "no reliable information" that Iraq had chemical weapons -- one of the main reasons cited by the Bush administration for war with Baghdad.
  • PENTAGON / RUMSFELD VOA 05 Jun 2003 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has met with members of Congress to answer questions about the Bush administration's pre-war claims about Iraq's chemical and biological weapons programs.
  • Feith Denies Pentagon Manipulated Intelligence Reports Washington File 04 Jun 2003 -- A senior U.S. Defense Department official June 4 described as inaccurate news reports claiming that a special group was formed at the Pentagon to manipulate intelligence reports about Iraq's links to international terrorist groups and its weapons of mass destruction program in order to make a case for going to war.
  • CONGRESS/IRAQ W-M-D VOA 04 Jun 2003 -- A senior State Department official has told members of Congress there was no effort by the Bush administration to manipulate information about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to justify U.S-led military action. Testimony by John Bolton, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control, came amid mounting questions on Capitol Hill about the administration's basis for going to war in Iraq.
  • Transcript: DoD Briefing on Policy and Intelligence Matters 04 Jun 2003 -- Briefing on policy and intelligence matters. Participating were Douglas J. Feith, under secretary of defense for policy, and William J. Luti, deputy under secretary of defense for special plans and Near East and South Asian affairs
  • DoD Policy Chief Seeks to Clear Intel Record AFPS 04 Jun 2003 -- DoD officials attempted to lay to rest some media stories on intelligence information that are "not true and taking on the status of urban legends."
  • Pentagon Denies Slanting Intelligence On Iraq RFE/L 04 Jun 2003 -- The U.S. Defense Department is denying that the government sought to mold intelligence findings to support the view that Iraq's suspected weapons of mass destruction posed an imminent threat to U.S. interests.
  • U.K.: Blair Faces Heat In Parliament Over Alleged Iraqi Weapons RFE/L 04 Jun 2003 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair faces growing pressure over whether his office exaggerated the threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction in order to win support for the Iraq war. Today, before the House of Commons, he denied any intent to mislead the public and said he would support a parliamentary inquiry into the matter. The failure so far to find any banned weapons in Iraq is causing friction on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Western Press Review: Was The Threat of Iraq's Weapons Overstated? RFE/L 04 Jun 2003 -- The story dominating much of the Western media today is the continuing failure to locate weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the existence of which were cited as one of the main justifications for launching the U.S.-led war. At issue is whether U.S. and British officials deliberately overstated the threat posed by Iraq's alleged weapons programs or were themselves misled by faulty intelligence.
  • PENTAGON/INTELLIGENCE VOA 04 Jun 2003 -- A senior Defense Department official has rejected suggestions the Pentagon manipulated intelligence about Iraq's weapons programs and its links to terrorism to justify a war.
  • BRITAIN / IRAQ VOA 04 Jun 2003 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair has rejected calls for an independent public inquiry into the intelligence about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. The prime minister was challenged in parliament about the failure to discover banned weapons in Iraq nearly two months after the fall of Baghdad.
  • IRAQ / INTELLIGENCE VOA 02 Jun 2003 -- The failure so far to discover weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has sparked controversy over the performance of Western intelligence agencies in the leadup to the war. U-S officials and Western allies continue to insist the intelligence they got on Iraq was sound, and that the weapons cited as one of the justifications of the war will eventually be found.
  • BRITAIN / IRAQ VOA 02 Jun 2003 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair is defending his decision to go to war against Iraq, in response to critics who say he duped the public about Iraq's weapons-of-mass-destruction program.
  • BRITAIN / IRAQ VOA 02 Jun 2003 -- Britain is defending its decision to go to war against Iraq from critics who say Prime Minister Tony Blair duped the public about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program.
  • AUSTRALIA / IRAQ ARMS REVIEW VOA 02 Jun 2003 -- Controversy is mounting in Australia over whether the government relied on flawed intelligence about Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction in deciding to join the U-S-led coalition's attack on Iraq.
  • More than 220 U.S. aerial espionage flights against DPRK in May KCNA 02 Jun 2003 -- The U.S. imperialists made more than 220 aerial espionage flights against the DPRK involving a great number of strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes of various missions in May, according to military sources.



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