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July 2003 Intelligence News

  • Fact Sheet: Cuba: Espionage US Dept. of State 30 Jul 2003 -- The Castro regime has long targeted the United States for intensive espionage activities.
  • Cuban Espionage Activities Against the United States Washington File 30 Jul 2003 -- The U.S. Department of State issued a fact sheet on July 30, examining Cuba's history of espionage against the United States and outlining several examples of recent anti-U.S. spying by Cuban agents. These incidents are simply the latest evidence that the regime of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro "has long targeted the United States for intensive espionage activities," the State Department said.
  • CONGRESS / INTELLIGENCE VOA 31 Jul 2003 -- A key U-S Senate Democrat has introduced legislation that would establish a cabinet-level position that would oversee U-S intelligence agencies. Senator Bob Graham says a director of national intelligence would better coordinate information among agencies to help prevent another terrorist attack like those which occurred on September 11th, 2001.
  • IRAQ INTELLIGENCE CONTROVERSY VOA 31 Jul 2003 -- The death of Saddam Hussein's sons has given a much-needed impetus to U.S.-led efforts to stabilize Iraq. Nonetheless, the Bush administration continues to struggle with a controversy over questionable intelligence used in President Bush's State of the Union address.
  • Iraq: CIA Says New Hussein Tape Likely To Be Genuine RFE/L 30 Jul 2003 -- Analysts of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have concluded that there is a "high likelihood" that a newly released audiotape purporting to carry the voice of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is genuine.
  • BUSH / NEWS CONFERENCE WRAP VOA 30 Jul 2003 -- President Bush says he bears personal responsibility for a line in his State of the Union Address alleging Iraq tried to buy Uranium in Africa. During a wide-ranging White House news conference, Mr. Bush defended his decision to wage war in Iraq, while relying on international diplomatic pressure to deal with Iran and North Korea.
  • CONGRESS INTELLIGENCE VOA 30 Jul 2003 -- Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee are seeking a meeting with officials from U-S intelligence agencies to explore why a classified portion of a Congressional report on the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks can not be released to the public.
  • Thales and Zeiss sign a cooperation agreement in the UAV optronic sub-systems Thales 29 Jul 2003 -- Capitalising on the current co-operation within airborne reconnaissance activities, Thales Optronics and ZEISS Optronik have agreed to expand their co-operation in the UAV optronic sub-systems. The two companies signed a mutual agreement on the 19th of June during the "Paris Air Show" at Le Bourget in order to meet surveillance mission requirements in the future European market.
  • BUSH / SAUDI UPDATE VOA 29 July 2003--President Bush is denying a Saudi request to declassify parts of a report into the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks that deals with alleged links between members of the Saudi government and the hijackers.
  • IRAQ INTELLIGENCE CONTROVERSY VOA 28 July 2003--The death of Saddam Hussein's sons has given a much-needed impetus to U.S.-led efforts to stabilize Iraq. Nonetheless, the Bush administration continues to struggle with a controversy over questionable intelligence used in President Bush's State of the Union address.
  • 9/11 CONGRESSIONAL REPORT VOA 28 July 2003--A congressional report on United States intelligence activities prior to the devastating September 11th [2001] terrorism attacks is the focus of many editorials. The report is highly critical of both the Central Intelligence Agency [C-I-A] and the Federal Bureau of Investigation [F-B-I], especially in the analyzing of raw intelligence.
  • NSA Statement Regarding the Joint Intelligence Committee Report into the Terrorist Attack of September 11, 2001 National Security Agency Statement 24 Jul 2003 -- NSA cooperated with the 9-11 Joint Inquiry Committee throughout its inquiry and shared an estimated 2800 individual documents with approximately 15,000 pages of information, as well as had over 200 meetings with JIC staff and members of Congress.
  • CONGRESS / SEPT. 11 VOA 24 Jul 2003--The joint congressional committee that investigated the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States is to formally release its report on the probe later Thursday
  • CONGRESS SEPT. 11 SAUDI VOA 24 Jul 2003--Congressional Democrats are calling on the Bush administration to release information on the role that Saudi Arabia may have played in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States
  • 9/11-TERRORISM VOA 24 Jul 2003--A long-awaited U.S. congressional report on the September 11th terror attacks details U.S. intelligence failures, but it does not pinpoint specific intelligence that could have prevented the attacks. Michael O'Hanlon from the Brookings Institution discusses the report
  • CONGRESS SEPT. 11 VOA 24 Jul 2003--The joint Congressional committee has released a long-awaited report on its probe of the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
  • CONGRESS / IRAQ INTELLIGENCE VOA 24 Jul 2003--A congressional committee has held the first public hearing into the question of intelligence used by the Bush administration to justify military action in Iraq
  • U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Working Group July 22-23 Washington File 24 Jul 2003--The U.S.-Russia Working Group on Counterterrorism held its tenth session July 22-23 in Williamsburg, Virginia, co-chaired by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Trubnikov.nt.
  • CONGRESS / IRAQ INTELLIGENCE VOA 23 Jul 2003 -- Now that a White House official has accepted blame for discredited pre-war intelligence about Iraq's nuclear ambitions, congressional Democrats are stepping up their calls for an investigation.
  • Senior Senator Pledges Probe of White House Use of Iraq Intelligence VOA News 23 Jul 2003 -- The chairman of a key congressional committee says he will look closely at new evidence that aides in the White House mishandled communications from the CIA casting doubts on information used by President George Bush to support his case for military action in Iraq.
  • General Dynamics Receives $77.5 Million Order for Air Force Intelligence Group Network Engineering and Integration General Dynamics 22 Jul 2003 -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has received a task order worth $77.5 million to provide network engineering and integration support to the U.S. Air Force's 480th Intelligence Group through February 2009.
  • PENTAGON/IRAQ/URANIUM VOA 21 Jul 2003 -- Defense and intelligence officials say no evidence has been found in Iraq to support allegations the regime of Saddam Hussein was seeking uranium in Africa for its nuclear weapons program --- a controversial allegation made months ago by British and American political leaders.
  • No Evidence Found that Iraq Sought Uranium From Africa, say Pentagon Sources VOA News 21 Jul 2003 -- Defense and intelligence officials say no evidence has been found in Iraq to support allegations the regime of Saddam Hussein was seeking uranium in Africa for its nuclear weapons program, a controversial allegation made months ago by British and American political leaders.
  • BRITAIN/SCIENTIST VOA 20 Jul 2003 -- The British Broadcasting Corporation says biological scientist David Kelly, who killed himself on Friday, was the source of its reports that the British government exaggerated intelligence information in order to justify the attack on Iraq.
  • Congress to Examine Quality of US Intelligence Reports VOA News 18 Jul 2003 -- In coming weeks, congressional reports will be released dealing with the quality of information produced by U.S. intelligence agencies. One report is the result of closed and public hearings of a joint House of Representatives and Senate investigation into the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The other is an interim report by a House committee examining the controversy over intelligence used by the Bush administration to justify the war in Iraq.
  • NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE: IRAQ'S CONTINUING PROGRAMS FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION [EXCERPTS] October 2002 -- As Released by The White House on July 18, 2003 -- "We judge that Iraq has continued its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs in defiance of UN resolutions and restrictions. Baghdad has chemical and biological weapons as well as missiles with ranges in excess of UN restrictions; if left unchecked, it probably will have a nuclear weapon during this decade. (See INR alternative view at the end of these Key Judgments.)"
  • SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL HOLDS BACKGROUND BRIEFING ON WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ JULY 18, 2003 -- The National Intelligence Estimate is the work product of about six intelligence agencies that pulled together all the information -- this is a particular one with regards to the weapons of mass destruction program of Saddam Hussein, as you see. It is titled "Iraq's Continuing Programs For Weapons of Mass Destruction."
  • White House Releases Pre-War Intelligence VOA News 18 Jul 2003 -- The White House has released part of a pre-war intelligence report in a bid to justify its decision to wage war with Iraq.
  • US Intelligence Says Saddam Tape Probably Authentic VOA News 18 Jul 2003 -- A U.S. intelligence official says a new audiotape purportedly made by Saddam Hussein is probably authentic.
  • CONGRESS / INTELLIGENCE REPORTS VOA 18 Jul 2003 -- In coming weeks, congressional reports will be released dealing with the quality of information produced by U-S intelligence agencies. One report is the result of closed and public hearings of a joint House of Representatives and Senate investigation into the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks. The other is an interim report by a House committee examining the controversy over intelligence used by the Bush administration to justify the war in Iraq.
  • U-S / IRAQ / URANIUM VOA 18 Jul 2003 -- The Bush administration has released documents that say Saddam Hussein was attempting to reconstruct a nuclear weapons program last year.
  • Russia: Vershbow's Comments Raise Hackles In Moscow RFE/L 17 Jul 2003 -- Recent comments by the U.S. ambassador to Moscow have raised hackles at the Russian Foreign Ministry. U.S. Ambassador Alexander Vershbow said U.S. forces could not guarantee the security of the Russian Embassy in Baghdad, as Washington no longer recognizes the mission's official status. Vershbow also called on Moscow to actively cooperate in sharing its intelligence with the United States on Iraq. What effect are Vershbow's comments likely to have? Is there validity to the U.S. argument that Moscow's mission in Baghdad is no longer covered by diplomatic immunity?
  • CONGRESS IRAQ INTELLIGENCE VOA 17 Jul 2003 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair is making a brief visit to Washington amid controversy in Washington and London over pre-war intelligence about Iraq's weapons program.
  • Senator says White House Pressured CIA on Uranium Allegation VOA News 17 Jul 2003 -- A U.S. Senator quotes CIA Director George Tenet as saying a White House official insisted on putting questionable information about Iraq's nuclear ambitions into a key presidential address.
  • Pre-War Iraq Intelligence Expected to be Major Focus of Blair US Visit VOA News 17 Jul 2003 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair is making a brief visit to Washington amid controversy in Washington and London over pre-war intelligence about Iraq's weapons program.
  • CQ CONGRESS / IRAQ / INTELLIGENCE VOA 16 Jul 2003 -- The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, George Tenet, was expected to face tough questions about pre-war intelligence on Iraq's weapons program before a Senate panel Wednesday.
  • CONGRESS IRAQ INTELLIGENCE VOA 16 Jul 2003 -- U-S Senate Democrats say the White House should be held responsible for including faulty pre-war intelligence on Iraq's weapons program in a speech by President Bush earlier this year. They spoke Wednesday night after attending a closed hearing at which the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency testified about the matter.
  • PENTAGON / AFRICA / URANIUM VOA 16 Jul 2003 -- The new commander of U-S forces in Iraq is defending the quality of intelligence the military received before the latest Gulf war, but there is still disagreement about how that intelligence might have been used by politicians.
  • SnowGoose: UAVs Enter the Airlift Business AFPS 16 Jul 2003 -- The popular idea of unmanned aerial vehicles is that they are like aggrandized radio-controlled planes, good only for reconnaissance and scouting.
  • BUSH / NIGER URANIUM VOA 16 Jul 2003 -- The dispute over the accuracy of a charge made by President Bush in his State of the Union address about a supposed Iraqi uranium purchase in Niger continues to get attention in Washington. It has fueled criticism of the President by Democrats, especially presidential contenders, and caused C-I-A Director George Tenet to accept blame for an inaccurate intelligence assessment.
  • U.S.: The Iraq-Niger Link: -- The Tangled History Of A Discredited Story RFE/L 16 Jul 2003 -- The White House is scrambling to deal with the political fallout of President George W. Bush's use of a faulty intelligence report about Baghdad seeking uranium in Africa. But the allegation used in Bush's State of the Union address in January to justify the war in Iraq was not new. It had already been cited by British Prime Minister Tony Blair and senior U.S. officials, even after the CIA had concluded the charge lacked any proof.
  • CIA Director Tenet Expects Tough Questions from Senate Panel VOA News 16 Jul 2003 -- The head of the Central Intelligence Agency is expected to face tough questions before a Senate panel Wednesday concerning faulty intelligence about Iraq's weapons program. That intelligence was cited by President Bush as he made the case for war in Iraq earlier this year.
  • Blair Reaffirms Support for Intelligence on Iraq's WMD Program VOA News 16 Jul 2003 -- In Britain, Prime Minister Tony Blair has again stated that he did not mislead the British people or parliament over the threat of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. The British leader made the statement during Question Time in the House of Commons.
  • CIA Director to Appear Before Senate Intelligence Panel VOA News 16 Jul 2003 -- CIA Director George Tenet appears before a U.S. Senate panel Wednesday, where is he expected to face tough questioning about pre-war intelligence on Iraq's weapons program.
  • White House: No Political Motive Behind Bush Uranium Statement Washington File 15 Jul 2003 -- White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, at his first briefing at the White House July 15, was repeatedly asked the question that had plagued his predecessor, Ari Fleischer -- why did President Bush include a questionable statement about Iraq's nuclear intentions in his January 2003 State of the Union address?
  • CONGRESS IRAQ VOA 15 Jul 2003 -- The head of the Central Intelligence Agency is expected to face tough questions before a Senate panel Wednesday concerning faulty intelligence about Iraq's weapons program. That intelligence was cited by President Bush as he made the case for war in Iraq earlier this year.
  • CONGRESS - IRAQ VOA 15 Jul 2003 -- Congressional Democrats are stepping up their attacks on the Bush administration for its handling of pre-war intelligence on Iraq's weapons program. It is a unifying issue for Democrats, who have been divided over the war in Iraq.
  • Northrop Grumman, Israel Aircraft Industries TAMAM Division Establish Teaming Agreement Involving Electro-Optical Systems Northrop Grumman 15 Jul 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Defensive Systems Division and Israel Aircraft Industries' TAMAM Division (TAMAM) have signed a teaming agreement that will combine their expertise in the design and production of electro-optical (EO) payloads for intelligence, surveillance, targeting and reconnaissance for specified business opportunities.
  • IRAQ / INTELLIGENCE VOA 15 Jul 2003 -- Key House lawmakers say evidence so far does not point to the existence of large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The statement by members of the House Select Committee on Intelligence comes amid more heated debate over intelligence used by President Bush and his administration to justify military action.
  • PENTAGON/AFRICA URANIUM VOA 15 Jul 2003 -- The Pentagon says a senior military official traveled to Niger in February last year to discuss the security of the West African country's uranium deposits. But there is no indication Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was ever informed of the mission.
  • White House to Improve Clearance Process for Bush Speeches Washington File 14 Jul 2003 -- Improvements will be made in the process that is used to clear presidential speeches, White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer told reporters July 14, when he was asked again about a statement in President Bush's January 2003 State of the Union Address to Congress.
  • Bush Expresses Satisfaction with Information from Intelligence Agencies VOA News 14 Jul 2003 -- President Bush says he is getting good information from the CIA and other intelligence agencies. The comments were part of a White House campaign to defuse a controversy that dates back to January and statements made by the president on Iraq.
  • UAVs Demonstrate the Future at Pax River Event AFPS 14 Jul 2003 -- The "Jumbotron" video screen had "Welcome to UAV Town, USA" emblazoned across at site of the unmanned aerial vehicle flight demonstration today.
  • Northrop Grumman Enters Teaming Agreement with Sonoma Design for EO/IR ISR and Targeting System Northrop Grumman 15 Jul 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Defensive Systems Division and Sonoma Design Group have signed a teaming agreement for the design and production of a high-performance electro-optic (E/O) and infrared (IR) system for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR), and targeting for specified business opportunities.
  • Northrop Grumman Unmanned Air Vehicles Demonstrate Interoperability Northrop Grumman 15 Jul 2003 -- The U.S. Navy's RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV) and the U.S. Army's Hunter tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (TUAV) have proven their ability to communicate and safely operate in the same air space at the same time.
  • BUSH / IRAQ / INTELLIGENCE VOA 14 Jul 2003 -- President Bush says he is getting good information from the C-I-A and other intelligence agencies. The comments were part of a White House campaign to defuse a controversy that dates back to January and statements made by the president on Iraq.
  • U.S.: CIA Takes The Blame For Dubious Intelligence On Iraq RFE/L 14 Jul 2003 -- The Bush administration has launched a media blitz in a bid to douse a firestorm of negative publicity over its use of dubious intelligence reports to help justify the Iraq war. But doubts about President George W. Bush's credibility persist, threatening to erode the American public's support for the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq.
  • US Intelligence on Iraq is 'Darn Good,' says Bush After CIA Admitted Error VOA News 14 Jul 2003 -- U.S. President George W. Bush says he believes the quality of the intelligence reports he receives is "darn good." Mr. Bush was addressing the question of whether Iraq sought uranium from Africa, a now-discredited claim he made in his January State of the Union address.
  • US INTELLIGENCE ON IRAQI WMD VOA 14 Jul 2003 -- In the ongoing controversy over U-S intelligence leading up to the Iraq war, the Bush administration has conceded one mistake: a reference in the President's State of the Union address to Iraq's trying to acquire nuclear weapons material from Africa. But the administration stands by other intelligence it used to justify the war, while critics remain skeptical.
  • U.S. Navy Selects Northrop Grumman to Provide Next Generation C4ISR Systems Development Northrop Grumman 14 Jul 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will continue supporting exploratory development of current and future advanced technologies for the U.S. Navy's command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. These systems provide warfighters with information vital to the success of operations during network-centric warfare.
  • Rice Downplays Significance of Iraqi Uranium Claim Washington File 13 Jul 2003 -- Responding to continuing questions about the inclusion in President Bush's January 2003 State of the Union speech of a reference to alleged Iraqi efforts to obtain uranium, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice said July 13 "it is ludicrous to suggest that the president of the United States went to war on the question of whether Saddam Hussein sought uranium from Africa."
  • White House Calls Iraq-Africa Uranium Controversy Overblown VOA News 13 Jul 2003 -- The White House says the controversy over President's Bush statement that Iraq was trying to buy uranium from Niger to build a nuclear bomb is overblown.
  • BUSH/IRAQ/INTELLIGENCE VOA 13 Jul 2003 -- Bush administration officials are defending their handling of intelligence information prior to the war in Iraq, denying accusations they used questionable evidence regarding suspected weapons of mass destruction to win public support for action against Saddam Hussein. White House National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice spoke out on the controversy in a series of interviews on American television.
  • Russia: Moscow Raps U.S. Envoy Over Call For Joint Spying In Iraq RFE/L 13 Jul 2003 -- A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said today that U.S. Ambassador to Russia Alexander Vershbow's suggestion that the Russian and U.S. intelligence services cooperate in Iraq was "tactless."
  • CIA Chief Reportedly Deleted Iraq-Africa Connection From a Bush Speech VOA News 13 Jul 2003 -- Senior Bush administration officials say the CIA intervened to delete a reference to Iraq seeking to buy uranium from Niger from a presidential speech last October.
  • BUSH / IRAQ VOA 12 Jul 2003 -- President Bush is pleased that C-I-A Director George Tenet has taken responsibility for his agency's failure to alert the White House about its doubts concerning allegations about Iraq's weapons program.
  • Iraq: CIA Takes Responsibility For False Claim In Bush Speech RFE/L 12 Jul 2003 -- The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director has taken responsibility for a false claim by President George W. Bush that Iraq was trying to obtain nuclear material from Africa.
  • Bush Expresses Confidence in CIA Director VOA News 12 Jul 2003 -- President Bush says he has confidence in CIA Director George Tenet, who has taken the blame for an incorrect statement about Iraq's nuclear weapons program.
  • Bush Pleased CIA Director Has Taken Responsibility for Falsehood in January Speech VOA News 12 Jul 2003 -- President Bush is pleased that CIA Director George Tenet has taken responsibility for his agency's failure to alert the White House about its doubts concerning allegations about Iraq's weapons program.
  • Bush, Rice Say Intelligence Services Cleared State of Union Speech Washington File 11 Jul 2003 -- President Bush says intelligence services cleared his January 28, 2003 State of the Union Address to the U.S. Congress that included a sentence indicating that Saddam Hussein was seeking uranium from Africa, a statement White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer has said should not have been in the speech.
  • STATEMENT BY GEORGE J. TENET, DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE Central Intelligence Agency 11 Jul 2003 -- "Legitimate questions have arisen about how remarks on alleged Iraqi attempts to obtain uranium in Africa made it into the President's State of the Union speech. Let me be clear about several things right up front. First, CIA approved the President's State of the Union address before it was delivered. Second, I am responsible for the approval process in my Agency. And third, the President had every reason to believe that the text presented to him was sound. These 16 words should never have been included in the text written for the President."
  • BUSH / IRAQ UPDATE VOA 11 Jul 2003 -- C-I-A Director George Tenet is taking responsibility for President Bush's use of an allegation about Iraq's weapons program that turned out to be wrong.
  • CONGRESS / IRAQ VOA 11 Jul 2003 -- A key Republican lawmaker is blaming Central Intelligence Agency Director George Tenet for the faulty intelligence on Iraq's weapons program that President Bush cited in part to justify the war in Iraq. But Democrats say it is the president's credibility that is on the line.
  • IRAQ / INTELLIGENCE WRAP VOA 11 Jul 2003 -- The controversy over false claims made by President Bush early this year about Iraq's alleged efforts to acquire uranium in Africa has taken a new twist. The president now says remarks he used to help justify the war in Iraq were cleared by the C-I-A even though the White House now admits they were based on faulty intelligence. The controversy is leading to new fingerpointing within the administration as well as calls from members of Congress for whoever was responsible for the error to be fired.
  • CONGRESS / IRAQ VOA 11 Jul 2003 -- U-S lawmakers are calling for a full investigation into who was responsible for faulty intelligence about Iraq's weapons program that President Bush used in part to justify the war to topple Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
  • Russia: Moscow Concerned NATO Spy Planes May Use Georgian Airspace RFE/L 11 Jul 2003 -- Relations between Russia and Georgia came under further strain this week amid reports that Tbilisi might soon open its airspace to NATO reconnaissance aircraft. Moscow yesterday lodged an official complaint, cautioning both Georgia and NATO against taking unfriendly steps.
  • US Lawmakers Request Probe of Iraq Uranium Claim VOA News 11 Jul 2003 -- Leading U.S. lawmakers are calling for an investigation into President Bush's now-discredited claim about Iraqi attempts to get uranium. Republican Senator John McCain told CNN Friday "a mistake was made" in the President's January State of the Union speech and that an investigation is in order. At the same time, Senator McCain argued the false claim does not undermine the justification for the Iraqi war.
  • BUSH IRAQ VOA 11 Jul 2003 -- U-S National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice is blaming the C-I-A for not correcting claims that President Bush made about Iraq's pursuit of nuclear weapons, that turned out to be based on forged documents.
  • Bush: CIA Cleared State of the Union Speech VOA News 11 Jul 2003 -- President Bush says U.S. intelligence agencies cleared his State of the Union addess, which included a now discredited claim that Iraq tried to procure uranium from Africa. The president made the remarks in Entebbe, Uganda, the fourth stop of his African tour.
  • CIA Blamed for False Information in Bush State of the Union Address VOA News 11 Jul 2003 -- U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice is blaming the CIA for not correcting claims that President Bush made about Iraq's pursuit of nuclear weapons, that turned out to be based on forged documents.
  • Press Briefing by Secretary Colin L. Powell US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2003 -- "At the time it was put into the State of the Union, my best understanding of this is that it had been seen by the intelligence community and vetted. But on subsequent examination, it didn't hold up, and we have acknowledged that."
  • BUSH / IRAQ / NIGER VOA 10 Jul 2003 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell is defending the Bush administration's use of what turned out to be forged documents to help make its case for invading Iraq.
  • Powell: Americans Not Deceived on Iraq VOA News 10 Jul 2003 -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has denied President Bush misled the American people about Iraq's weapons programs, saying the issue has been "overblown."
  • Pentagon: China Allegedly Deploying More Missiles Opposite Taiwan VOA News 10 Jul 2003 -- The U.S. Defense Department is preparing to release a report alleging that China has vastly increased the number of short-range ballistic missiles deployed opposite Taiwan.
  • U.S./Iraq: Congress Increases Pressure On Bush Over Prewar Intelligence RFE/L 10 Jul 2003 -- U.S. officials are once again on the defensive about their prewar assessment of the threat posed by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. A former State Department intelligence official yesterday accused the U.S. administration of misleading the American people about Iraq's military capabilities. And Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld appeared to backtrack on Washington's justification for waging war in Iraq, saying the decision was not based on any new evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
  • PENTAGON/CHINA VOA 10 Jul 2003 -- A new Pentagon report will reveal China has dramatically increased the number of short-range missiles it has deployed opposite Taiwan over the past year.
  • U.S./Iraq: White House Admits Uranium Claim Was Based On Faulty Intelligence RFE/L 09 Jul 2003 -- The White House has acknowledged for the first time that U.S. President George W. Bush used faulty intelligence reports to help justify the war against Iraq. The admission has fanned a brewing controversy on both sides of the Atlantic over whether intelligence was manipulated to bolster the case for war and has prompted calls by Democrats for a broad investigation.
  • N. Korea Takes Steps in Nuclear Weapons Development, charges Seoul VOA News 09 Jul 2003 -- For the first time, South Korea's intelligence agency has said North Korea has recently reprocessed a small number of spent nuclear fuel rods. It also says the North has carried out high-explosive tests related to the development of nuclear arms.
  • White House Issues Retraction of Allegations in Bush State of the Union Address VOA News 09 Jul 2003 -- The White House has issued a rare retraction of allegations from the president's January State of the Union Address. Officials say President Bush's accusation that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein tried to buy uranium in Africa, was based on what turned out to be a forged document.
  • Iraq: White House Admits Uranium Charge Based On Forged Documents RFE/L 09 Jul 2003 -- The White House yesterday admitted that "forged information" was unknowingly used to support a claim in January by U.S. President George W Bush that Iraq had attempted to buy uranium from an African country.
  • NORKOR/NUCLEAR VOA 09 Jun 2003 -- For the first time, South Korea's intelligence agency has said North Korea has recently reprocessed a small number of spent nuclear fuel rods. It also says the North has carried out high-explosive tests related to the development of nuclear arms.
  • Iraq: CIA Says Purported Audiotape Of Hussein Probably Is Authentic RFE/L 07 Jul 2003 -- CIA officials said in Washington today that they think a recently released audiotape, purportedly containing the voice of Saddam Hussein, is probably authentic.
  • CIA: Saddam's Audio Tape 'Appears to be Authentic' VOA News 07 Jul 2003 -- The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency says an audio tape aired last week claiming to be deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein appears to be authentic.
  • BRITAIN / IRAQ VOA 07 Jul 2003 -- In Britain, a parliamentary committee has released a report (Monday) into whether the government misled lawmakers and the country to justify going to war in Iraq.
  • SADDAM TAPE / C-I-A VOA 07 Jul 2003 -- The U-S Central Intelligence Agency says an audio tape aired last week claiming to be deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein appears to be authentic.
  • Parliament Committee Clears Blair Government of Misleading Country on Iraq VOA News 07 Jul 2003 -- A British parliamentary committee has cleared Prime Minister Tony Blair's government of allegations it misled the country to justify war against Iraq.
  • Boeing, Insitu Sign Contract, Move Toward ScanEagle UAV Production Boeing 07 Jul 2003 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and The Insitu Group last week signed a long-term contract allowing the companies to continue collaborative efforts and begin production on the low-cost, long-endurance ScanEagle autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
  • Lockheed Martin Selects Harris Corporation and Embraer as Key Partners on Aerial Common Sensor Program Competition Lockheed Martin 07 Jul 2003 -- Lockheed Martin today announced that Harris Corporation and Embraer have joined its team in the competition to develop the U.S. Army's next generation Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance system, known as the Aerial Common Sensor (ACS). The Lockheed Martin-led team is currently conducting architecture development activities as part of a 15-month Component Advanced Development contract awarded in 2002. Lockheed Martin was one of two contractors selected in 2002 to continue development of the ACS system as a result of a competitive Concept Exploration design phase.
  • Iraq: U.S. Senators Differ On Analysis Of Weapons Intelligence RFE/L 04 Jul 2003 -- The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush continues to be bedeviled by skepticism about its assertions before the war in Iraq that Saddam Hussein had a formidable arsenal of chemical and biological weapons. Now, the chairman of the U.S. Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence -- who recently toured Iraq -- suggests those alleged weapons may soon be found.
  • CIA Analyzing Purported Saddam Recording VOA News 04 Jul 2003 -- U.S. intelligence officials will try to determine the authenticity of a new audio tape said to be from former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The speaker on the tape encourages Iraqis to help fighters who have been attacking U.S. troops.
  • STN Atlas and SAGEM: The Europe of UAVs is taking shape Rheinmetall Defence 02 Jul 2003 -- SAGEM and STN Atlas Elektronik have signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of UAVs. The first aim of this agreement is to develop full interoperability between the two companies' UAV systems, more particularly between SAGEM's SPERWER and STN Atlas' KZO/ TAIFUN.
  • U.S. commits nearly 200 cases of aerial espionage against DPRK KCNA 02 Jul 2003 -- The U.S. imperialists committed nearly 200 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with different missions in June, according to a military source.
  • N. Korea Accuses US of Aerial Espionage VOA News 01 Jul 2003 -- North Korea is unleashing a new burst of harsh rhetoric against the United States. Pyongyang says Washington's actions are bringing the Korean peninsula closer to war.



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