February 2004 Intelligence News
- UN: World Body To Secure Premises After Latest Spy Charges RFE/RL 27 Feb 2004 -- A UN spokesman has asserted the inviolability of UN premises, saying reports of British spying on UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, if true, were illegal and undermined his work. A former British cabinet minister said yesterday that the spying took place in the buildup to the war on Iraq. The allegation follows reports of British plans to spy against some Security Council members last year and a charge by Mexico's former ambassador about U.S. spying.
- Straw confirms Mexico query on UK spying ahead of Iraq war IRNA 27 Feb 2004 -- Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has confirmed that the Mexican government has asked him to clarify whether Britain GCHQ spying agency was involved in placing surveillance on other members of the UN Security Council in the run up to the Iraq war.
- BRITAIN/SPYING VOA 26 Feb 2004 -- A former member of British Prime Minister Tony Blair's government says Britain spied on U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan in the tense diplomatic period before the war in Iraq. It was during this time that the United States and Britain were trying to secure a Security Council resolution authorizing the use of force to oust Saddam Hussein.
- U-N / BUGGING CONTROVERSY VOA 26 Feb 2004 -- A U-N spokesman says any bugging of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's phones -- if it happened -- would be a violation of international law.
- PM press conference - 26 February Number 10 Downing Street 26 Feb 2004 -- "QUESTION: Well, let's pick up on that last one then since you invite us to. What is your general attitude to surveillance or bugging of friendly countries or United Nations officials? Do you accept to do that would be against the Vienna Convention? PRIME MINISTER: I'm not going to comment on the work that our security services do. No Prime Minister has done that. I'm not going to comment on it. Do not take that as an indication that the allegations that were made by Clare Short this morning are true. Simply understand, I am not going to comment on the operations of our security services. "
- PRESS BRIEFING: 3.45PM THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2004: CLARE SHORT/KATHARINE GUN Number 10 Downing Street 26 Feb 2004 -- "Asked to explain the security implications in admitting whether or not the UK had been eavesdropping on Kofi Annan in the light of the fact that the Government had been perfectly happy to use intelligence to produce a dossier on Iraq, the PMOS pointed to the contrast between the dossier, which had been a response to a demand for public information and had been prepared in a very carefully controlled way so as not to reveal anything which might put the security services at risk, and remarks which, whether intentional or not, had served the purpose of undermining confidence in the securities services."
- Statement On R v Katharine Gun UK Crown Prosecurtion Service 26 Feb 2004 -- "Senior Treasury Counsel prosecuting this case gave advice, with which the Director of Public Prosecutions fully concurred, that there was no longer a realistic prospect of convicting Katharine Gun."
- Pak intelligence agency chief replaced IRNA 26 Feb 2004 -- Citing no reasons, Prime Minister of Pakistan Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali has replaced the director general of Pakistan`s Intelligence Bureau (IB).
- Blair to decide whether to expel Short over Annan spies claim IRNA 26 Feb 2004 -- Prime Minister Tony Blair hinted Thursday that disciplinary action may be taken against his former cabinet colleague Clair Short for claiming that his government spied on UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in the run-up to the Iraq war.
- CONGRESS/C-I-A LEAK VOA 25 Feb 2004 -- Democrats and Republicans have had more sharp exchanges over ongoing investigations into who disclosed the identity of an undercover C-I-A officer to a newspaper columnist last year. Democrats attempted to advance a special "resolution of inquiry" that would require the Bush administration to release all documents relating to the case of Valerie Plame.
- Israel Aircraft Industries to Demonstrate HERON/EAGLE UAV at Asian Aerospace 2004 Israel Aerospace Industries 24 Feb 2004 -- Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI)'s Malat Division will demonstrate the Heron/Eagle Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) at the Asian Aerospace 2004 exhibition, taking place in Singapore, February 24-29, 2004.
- CONGRESS - INTELLIGENCE VOA 24 Feb 2004 -- The director of the Central Intelligence Agency is warning that the al-Qaida terrorist network remains capable of striking the United States on a scale similar to that of September 11th, 2001, despite U-S efforts aimed at dismantling the organization. Director George Tenet made his comments before a U-S Senate panel Tuesday
- Tenet Briefs Senate on Terror Threats AFPS 24 Feb 2004 -- The al Qaeda is "seriously damaged," but the main threat facing the United States remains terrorist groups armed with catastrophic weapons, said George Tenet, the director of Central Intelligence.
- Defense Intell Chief Outlines World Security Climate AFPS 24 Feb 2004 -- The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency outlined the security environment for members of the Senate Intelligence Committee during testimony today.
- World: CIA Chief Says Al-Qaeda Hurt But Still Dangerous RFE/RL 24 Feb 2004 -- The director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said today that the war against terrorism has done serious damage to Al-Qaeda, but the network and its imitators remain the greatest threat to America and its allies.
- CONGRESS / INTELLIGENCE VOA 23 Feb 2004 -- The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, George Tenet, is expected to face tough questioning from Democrats Tuesday when he appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee. It will be Mr. Tenet's first appearance before Congress since former U-S weapons inspector David Kay blamed faulty intelligence for the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
- CIA admits it didn't give all weapons data to UN, says report PLA Daily 23 Feb 2004 -- The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has acknowledged that it did not provide the United Nations with information about some sites in Iraq highly suspected of housing illicit weapons before the war, The New York Times reported Saturday.
- General Dynamics and Aeronautics Defense Systems, LTD Sign Strategic Alliance Agreement General Dynamics 19 Feb 2004 -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has formed a strategic alliance with Aeronautics Defense Systems, LTD. The alliance allows General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems to offer Aeronautics’ unmanned aerial systems technologies, including the Unmanned Multi-Application System (UMASä), to the U.S. market and select international customers.
- Boeing/Insitu UAV Demonstrates Next-Generation Software, Autonomy Technology Boeing 18 Feb 2004 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and researchers from Cornell University recently demonstrated leading-edge software and autonomy technologies aboard ScanEagle, a long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). ScanEagle's demonstration flight proved a UAV can be rapidly reconfigured and its mission capabilities updated without modifying and re-validating the flight control software.
- Skylark UAV Makes its First Flight Rafael 17 Feb 2004 -- Rafael Armament Development Authority, Ltd announces highly successful results in the Skylark mini-UAV flight trials that took place in Israel earlier this month.
- Iraq: Prewar Intelligence Said Weapons Of Mass Destruction Would Be Hard To Find RFE/RL 16 Feb 2004 -- A U.S. newspaper reports that American intelligence analysts warned three months before the Iraq war began that Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction -- if they existed -- might never be found. But the report, published 13 February in "USA Today," says this view was not passed on to U.S. President George W. Bush.
- Debriefer/Interrogator Harding Security Associates Posted: 2004-02-13 - OCONUS: Position requires access to classified information. A current active Government clearance is required. We are staffing many positions for Debriefer/Interrogators.
- Debriefer - Harding Security Associates Posted: 2004-02-13 - OCONUS: Position requires access to classified information. A current active Government clearance is required. We are staffing many positions for Debriefer/Interrogators.
- U.S. Army to Deploy Lockheed Martin Aerostat Surveillance Systems in Iraq Lockheed Martin 12 Feb 2004 -- 56K tethered aerostat surveillance systemsThe U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $1.6 million contract to provide the first of two 56,000-cubic-foot tethered aerostat surveillance systems for deployment in Iraq. The aerostats, equipped with various sensors, will provide a persistent surveillance capability in the defense of ground forces and high-value assets in Baghdad.
- E-10A Multi-Sensor Command and Control Aircraft Program Concludes System Requirements Review Northrop Grumman 12 Feb 2004 -- The U.S. Air Force and the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-led team developing the service's E-10A Multi-Sensor Command and Control Aircraft (MC2A) have successfully completed the program's systems requirements review (SRR).
- Bush Names Last Two Members to Commission to Study U.S. Intelligence on WMD Washington File 12 Feb 2004 -- White House Report, Feb. 12: WMD Intelligence Commission, ambassadorial nominations
- Al Qaeda under pressure for new strike: spy chief PLA Daily 12 Feb 2004 -- Al Qaeda is under pressure to strike another "high-value" Western target and may be looking at attacking chemical plants or shooting down planes with surface-to-air missiles, a top German intelligence official said Tuesday.
- CACI Awarded $60 Million in Previously Unannounced Contracts With National Security Clients CACI 11 Feb 2004 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has won approximately $60 million in new contracts with national security clients within the federal government. The awards call for CACI to provide technical support in the areas of systems integration, information assurance, and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR). All of the contracts were awarded in CACI's second fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2003, and are part of the $390 million in awards disclosed in the company's earnings release on January 21, 2004. The scope and value of these awards confirms CACI's successful expansion of its core offerings in national security and intelligence.
- Thales awarded 3 major Information and Communications Systems contracts worth '240 million Thales 11 Feb 2004 -- Selected for SIC 21, RIFAN and SAEC, Thales strengthens its positioning as prime contractor for major C4ISR systems for the French armed forces.
- Russia: Security Services Looking For Broader Powers In Wake Of Subway Bombing RFE/RL 11 Feb 2004 -- In the wake of last week's bombing on the Moscow subway, which killed at least 39 people, Russian security services are demanding broader powers and harsher punishments to more effectively fight terrorism. They point to the controversial USA Patriot Act of 2001 as an example of the type of national security reforms they, too, are seeking.
- PENTAGON/RUMSFELD/INTELLIGENCE VOA 11 Feb 2004 -- year ago, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld seemed to have no doubts about the intelligence he was receiving on Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. Now he and other top Pentagon officials are taking what appears to be a more cautious line when it comes to assessing the accuracy of U-S intelligence.
- Rumsfeld Sees Presidential Intelligence Commission as Useful Tool Washington File 10 Feb 2004 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the presidential commission on intelligence announced by President Bush February 6 is "part of an ongoing process of lessons learned."
- IRAQ / WEAPONS VOA 10 Feb 2004 -- The United States and Britain are launching separate, independent inquiries into their pre-war intelligence assessments that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. London and Washington used the weapons argument as the main reason for going to war, but to date no such weapons have been found, and the former lead U-S weapons inspector says he doesn't believe they exist.
- Commission to Review U.S. Intelligence on WMD Washignton File 09 Feb 2004 -- Independent, bipartisan group to report its findings by March 31, 2005
- Congresswoman Harman on Four Steps to Better Intelligence Washignton File 09 Feb 2004 -- This column by California Congresswoman Jane Harman, ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, was published in the Washington Post February 8 and is in the public domain.
- Wolfowitz Defends Administration's Pre-War Reading of Intelligence Washignton File 09 Feb 2004 -- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz defends the Bush administration's decision to go to war in Iraq based on the intelligence that was available at the time, rather than on the word of Saddam Hussein, whom he characterizes as "a madman and a proven liar."
- Leaders assess role of intelligence in Iraq war Army News Service 09 Feb 2004-- In the Silent Warrior Conference Room at Fort Huachuca, Jan. 23, there were more stars to be seen than on a cold, clear winter's night.
- Pakistan, Britain to put the bugging issue behind IRNA 09 Feb 2004 -- Pakistan and Britain have agreed to put the bugging issue of Pakistan High Commission in London behind and maintain their close friendship and cooperation in all fields, a spokesman said Monday.
- Former UN chief weapons inspector doubtful about Iraq intelligence PLA Daily 09 Feb 2004 -- Former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix on Sunday expressed his doubts on Iraq weapons intelligence by saying that Britain and the United States dramatized intelligence information to bolster the argument for the war against Iraq.
- BUSH - IRAQ - NBC VOA 04 Feb 2004 -- President Bush is again defending his decision to invade Iraq and says he will cooperate with a commission he has established to find out why pre-war intelligence appears to have mistakenly concluded that Iraq had stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons.
- Powell Offers No Apologies for Iraqi Intelligence Assessments Washington File 06 Feb 2004 -- One year after he presented evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to the Security Council, Secretary of State Colin Powell February 6 defended U.S. intelligence and said that divisions in international relations over the war in Iraq were being repaired.
- BUSH/INTELLIGENCE VOA 06 Feb 2004 -- President Bush has announced a bipartisan commission to investigate U-S intelligence failures, specifically regarding intelligence prior to the Iraq war on weapons of mass destruction.
- Bush Announces Members of Intelligence Commission AFPS 06 Feb 2004 -- President Bush today announced seven members of an independent commission that will look into U.S. intelligence capabilities.
- U.S.: Bush, Aides Go On Offensive To Counter Suspicions Of Iraq Intelligence Failures RFE/RL 06 Feb 2004 -- For the past two weeks, former UN and U.S. weapons inspector David Kay has been causing many people to reassess not only the quality of U.S. intelligence gathering but also the validity of President George W. Bush's reasons for going to war in Iraq. Now, the Bush administration is mounting a vigorous response.
- President Bush Announces Formation of Independent Commission The White House 06 Feb 2004 -- "Good afternoon. Today, by executive order, I am creating an independent commission, chaired by Governor and former Senator Chuck Robb, Judge Laurence Silberman, to look at American intelligence capabilities, especially our intelligence about weapons of mass destruction."
- DEFENSE MINISTER MUM ON REPORTS ABOUT MAINLAND ARREST OF TAIWAN SPIES CNA 06 Feb 2004 -- Minister of National Defense Tang Yiau-min declined to make any comments Friday on media reports that mainland China has busted a large Taiwan intelligence network by secretly arresting a number of Taiwanese spies in a raid.
- Blair dismisses ex-spy chief's assault on Iraq weapons dossier PLA Daily 06 Feb 2004 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday dismissed a fresh attack on the government's Sept. 2002 Iraq dossier claiming Saddam Hussein was able to deploy weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes.
- CIA chief defends prewar intelligence PLA Daily 06 Feb 2004 -- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief George Tenet on Thursday defended the agency's prewar intelligence on Iraq, saying that the intelligence was not manipulated and "No one told us what to say or how to say it."
- MALAYSIA / NUKE TRANSFERS VOA 06 Feb 2004 -- Malaysia is downplaying allegations that a company controlled by the prime minister's son has been involved in transferring parts for Libya's nuclear weapons program and is involved in the nuclear black market.
- WMD INTEL PROBES: BOTH BUSH AND BLAIR UNDER 'INCREASING PRESSURE' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 05 Feb 2004
- C-I-A /PAK NUKE VOA 05 Feb 2004 -- The director of the Central Intelligence Agency says the activities of Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan were uncovered in large part by U-S and British intelligence agencies. Mr. Khan was pardoned by President Pervez Musharraf for selling Pakistani nuclear secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea.
- IRAQ/INTELLIGENCE VOA 05 Feb 2004 -- C-I-A Director George Tenet has delivered a strong defense of pre-war U-S intelligence about Iraq's suspected weapons of mass destruction but says many questions still need to be answered about why no weapons have been found. The top U-S intelligence official spoke out just days after his chief Iraq weapons hunter concluded Saddam Hussein probably had no banned weapons at the time of the U-S led invasion last year.
- CONGRESS - INTELLIGENCE VOA 05 Feb 2004 -- Congressional Democrats are criticizing C-I-A Director George Tenet for not taking responsibility for faulty intelligence on Iraq's weapons before the United States went to war in that country. They are reacting to a speech by the Central Intelligence Agency chief in Washington Thursday.
- Tenet Details Intelligence About Iraq's Weapons Program AFPS 05 Feb 2004 -- It is still too soon to know if prewar intelligence estimates about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs were accurate, the U.S. director of central intelligence said here today.
- CIA Head Defends WMD Intelligence On Iraq RFE/RL 05 Feb 2004 -- For the second straight day, the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush had a senior official make a public defense of the intelligence that was used to justify the invasion of Iraq last March.
- 45-minute Iraq claim returns to haunt Blair government IRNA 05 Feb 2004 -- The British government`s claim that Saddam Hussein`s regime could use weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes was `not a hug issue` before the Iraq war, Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon insisted Thursday.
- Rumsfeld says prewar intelligence on Iraq not manipulated PLA Daily 05 Feb 2004 -- US Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said on Wednesday he was confident that the prewar intelligence on Iraq was not manipulated by the Bush administration to justify its war rationale.
- Rumsfeld Defends Intelligence Community Before Senate AFPS 04 Feb 2004 -- No administration official put pressure on any analyst to manipulate intelligence data to hype the threat of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction programs, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
- Rumsfeld Defends Iraq Intelligence RFE/RL 04 Feb 2004 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says there is no definitive proof that Iraq lacked weapons of mass destruction before the war.
- BRITAIN / IRAQ VOA 04 Feb 2004 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair is defending his decision to go to war in Iraq, sweeping aside concerns about the validity of the intelligence that led to his decision.
- PENTAGON/RUMSFELD VOA 04 Feb 2004 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has strongly denied the Bush Administration manipulated intelligence on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program to bolster its case for military action to topple Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
- Iraq: One Year Later, Doubts Cloud Powell's Historic Address To UN Security Council RFE/RL 04 Feb 2004 -- One year ago, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell made an extraordinary presentation to his counterparts on the UN Security Council. He unveiled classified intelligence material, using a sound and video display to try to prove that Saddam Hussein was maintaining a program of weapons of mass destruction in defiance of international demands. But in the absence of any major weapons discoveries since then, both the U.S. and British governments are now mounting investigations into intelligence failures.
- Anti-war MPs question Butler`s credibility to chair Iraq inquiry IRNA 04 Feb 2004 -- A group of anti-war Labour MPs have expressed objections to Prime Minister Tony Blair`s decision to appoint former Cabinet Secretary Lord Butler to head the new inquiry into the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
- Blair announces independent inquiry into intelligence for Iraq war PLA Daily 04 Feb 2004 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair followed the example of US President George W. Bush Tuesday, announcing that an independent inquiry will be launched into the intelligence used to justify his decision to go to war with Iraq.
- IRAQ-INTELLIGENCE VOA 03 Feb 2004 -- The failure to find any stockpiles of banned weapons in postwar Iraq has set off a political firestorm about the intelligence that the Bush Administration used to justify the war. The former chief U-S weapons inspector says assertions that Iraq possessed stockpiles of banned weapons of mass destruction were wrong, and President Bush has ordered a probe into the prewar intelligence. But there is still plenty of debate about whether U-S intelligence analysts were wrong - or wronged.
- CONGRESS / IRAQ VOA 03 Feb 2004 -- Opposition Democrats in Congress are calling President Bush's decision to appoint a commission to investigate intelligence before the war in Iraq "insufficient." Republicans say Mr. Bush is taking the right steps to address the issue:
- BRITAIN/IRAQ INQUIRY VOA 03 Feb 2004 -- British government has announced a special bi-partisan committee to investigate the handling of intelligence used to make its decision to go to war in Iraq. Monday, President Bush made a similar announcement in Washington.
- Pakistan: Did U.S. Intelligence Fail On Islamabad's Nuclear Proliferation Too? RFE/RL 03 Feb 2004 -- U.S. concern about Pakistan's possession of nuclear weapons was heightened after the terrorist attacks in America on 11 September 2001. Shortly afterward, President George W. Bush even sent his defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, to Islamabad to make certain that Pakistan was keeping its weapons secure. At that time Rumsfeld concluded that the program was safe. But now the founder of Pakistan's atomic-bomb program has admitted sharing nuclear-weapons secrets with Iran, North Korea, and Libya.
- U.S./U.K.: Bush, Blair Vow To Probe Iraqi Intelligence Failures, But Critics Skeptical RFE/RL 03 Feb 2004 -- The leaders of the U.S. and Britain are both calling for investigations into the intelligence used as the basis for going to war against Iraq. The moves by President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair come amid growing pressure to explain why none of Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction has so far been found.
- Former chief weapons inspector questions US pre-emptive strike policy PLA Daily 03 Feb 2004 -- David Kay, the former chief weapons inspector, said Sunday that flawed intelligence about Iraq's prewar weapons program put into question the US preemptive strike policy against countries deemed a threat to the United States.
- Blair remains opposed to inquiry into decision for Iraq war IRNA 03 Feb 2004 -- Prime Minister Tony Blair confirmed Tuesday that there would be a new inquiry into intelligence gathering on pre-war Iraq but said he remained against it including the political judgement to go to war.
- British intelligence review includes Iran IRNA 03 Feb 2004 -- Foreign Secretary Jack Straw Tuesday announced a wide-ranging review of British intelligence on weapons of mass destruction (WMD), focusing on the failure to find arms in Iraq, but also extending to other `countries of concern`, including Iran.
- TRIPARTITE COMMISSION CONCLUDES SIXTH MEETING CENTCOM Release 02 Feb 2004-- Afghanistan, Pakistan and U.S. Delegations Agree on Intelligence Cooperation
- TONY BLAIR 'VINDICATED' BY HUTTON REPORT US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 02 Feb 2004
- Israel Aircraft Industries to Unveil New "I-SEE" Mini UAV At Two Asian Defense and Aerospace Exhibitions Israel Aerospace Industries 02 Feb 2004 -- Israel Aircraft Industries' (IAI) Malat Division will unveil a new mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) called "I-SEE" at two Asian defense and aerospace shows that will be held in February.
- Bush to Form Independent Commission to Study Intelligence on WMD Washington File 02 Feb 2004 -- President Bush told reporters February 2 that he will form an independent, bipartisan commission to study intelligence on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction around the world, but he said he wants to meet first at the White House with David Kay, the former head of the Iraq Survey Group (ISG).
- BUSH IRAQ WEAPONS WRAP VOA 02 Feb 2004 -- President Bush has decided to order an independent investigation into alleged failures of U-S intelligence after the chief U-S weapons inspector in Iraq failed to find any weapons of mass destruction there. The decision amounts to a reversal for the president, who had built his case for going to war on Saddam Hussein's failure to give up chemical and biological stockpiles.
- BUSH IRAQ WEAPONS VOA 02 Feb 2004 -- President Bush is setting up an independent investigation to look at intelligence gathered prior to the Iraq war -- specifically, assertions that Saddam Hussein had amassed stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.The announcement came shortly before Mr. Bush met at the White House with the former chief U-S weapons inspector in Iraq, David Kay.
- BUSH IRAQ WEAPONS VOA 02 Feb 2004 -- President Bush is setting up an independent investigation to look at intelligence gathered prior to the Iraq war -- specifically, assertions that Saddam Hussein had amassed stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. The announcement came shortly before Mr. Bush met at the White House with the former chief U-S weapons inspector in Iraq, David Kay.
- BRITAIN / IRAQ INQUIRY VOA 02 Feb 2004 -- The British government says it will announce soon whether to follow the U-S lead and order an inquiry into the intelligence on whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
- Bush To Order Probe Into Prewar Iraq WMD Charges RFE/RL 02 Feb 2004 -- U.S. President George W. Bush today said that he will establish an independent panel to investigate prewar intelligence which claimed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
- At least 190 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage Committed in January KCNA 02 Feb 2004 -- The U.S. imperialist warmongers have committed more than 190 cases of round-the-clock aerial espionage against the DPRK in January, according to military sources. Involved in them were strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with various missions based in south Korea and overseas.
- Bush to set up independent intelligence inquiry: White House PLA DAily 02 Feb 2004 -- Under the mounting political pressure, US President George W. Bush is reportedly to sign an executive order to set up an independent inquiry into the prewar intelligence failures about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
- Bush May Back Independent Probe of Prewar Intelligence, say Reports VOA News 01 Feb 2004 -- President Bush is reportedly considering an independent probe into intelligence about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, which was used to justify last year's U.S.-led invasion.
- Majority of British Want Investigation Into Pre-War Intelligence VOA News 01 Feb 2004 -- A majority of the British want an independent inquiry into the intelligence that was used to justify the war in Iraq.
- 200 Protest Outside British PM's Residence VOA News 01 Feb 2004 -- About 200 protesters have demonstrated outside British Prime Minister Tony Blair's residence in London to demand an independent inquiry into why Britain went to war in Iraq.
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