July 2004 Intelligence News
- White House Developing Implementation Plan for 9/11 Report Washington File 31 Jul 2004 -- President Bush's task force to address the 9/11 Commission's recommendations met for nearly two hours on July 30, according to a senior administration official.
- CONGRESS / 9-11 VOA 30 Jul 2004 -- A U.S. Senate panel has begun hearings into recommendations by the September 11th commission aimed at improving the nation's ability to prevent terror attacks.
- CACI Corrects False Information About Chain of Command in Iraq CACI 29 Jul 2004 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) today issued the following statement: In accordance with the Army's Statement of Work (SOW) and the Army's Delivery Orders (DO's), CACI personnel were never in charge of military personnel in Iraq. Civilian contractors do not give orders to military personnel. The CACI personnel serving in Iraq at all times have been under the operational control and direction of the U.S. military.
- White House Report, July 29: Intelligence Reform Washington File 29 Jul 2004 -- President Bush is pleased with the progress being made by a taskforce he created to help review recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, White House spokesman Trent Duffy told reporters July 28.
- CHINA/U.S. SPY VOA 28 Jul 2004 -- A Chinese-born American citizen will soon go on trial in China, accused of spying for political rival Taiwan.
- Northrop Grumman Helps Air Force Develop Collision-Avoidance System for Unmanned Vehicles Northrop Grumman 28 Jul 2004 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is helping the U.S. Air Force develop collision-avoidance technology that will make it safer for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to share airspace with piloted air vehicles.
- CACI Rejects Lawsuit as Slanderous and Ludicrous CACI 27 Jul 2004 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) today issued the following statement: Today, a consortium of opportunistic lawyers filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C. The suit wrongfully alleges CACI employees participated in the abuse and torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
- CACI Clarifies Information About Its Interrogation Services for U.S. Army CACI 26 Jul 2004 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) today issued the following statement:
- Over 1,200 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage KCNA 26 Jul 2004 -- U.S. imperialists committed over 1,200 cases of aerial espionage on the DPRK or more than 6 cases on a daily average from January to June this year, according to data available. Involved in the aerial espionage were latest reconnaissance planes of different missions including U-2, RC-135, E-8C, E-3, RC-7B, RC-12, RF-4, P-3 and EP-3.
- U.S. AND UK PRE-WAR INTEL REPORTS: NO ONE RESPONSIBLE, 'NO ONE GUILTY' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 23 Jul 2004
- Straw questionedon withdrawal of Iraq intelligence IRNA 23 Jul 2004 -- The Foreign Affairs Select Committee has written Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to ask why he had failed to tell them that a crucial piece of intelligence had been withdrawn by MI6 during its inquiry on the Iraq war last year.
- IG: Individual discipline failures led to detainee abuse Army News 22 Jul 2004 -- While there is room for improvement in detainee operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, cases of reported detainee abuse there were caused primarily by individuals failing to live up to the standards of decency and Army Values they had been taught in the Army, according to an Inspector General inspection report made public during recent congressional testimony.
- 9-11 REPORT VOA 22 Jul 2004 -- The independent commission investigating the 2001 terrorist attacks is proposing a sweeping overhaul of U.S. intelligence gathering in its final report to Congress and the Bush administration.
- 9-11 COMMISSION/INTELLIGENCE VOA 22 Jul 2004 -- The report of the commission on the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks has recommended a major overhaul of the U.S. intelligence structure. Some changes will be harder to implement than others, as they are likely to run into bureaucratic and political resistance.
- Army Inspector General Report Determines CACI Interrogators Met Army Statement of Work Criteria CACI 22 Jul 2004 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) today responded to the just released Army Inspector General (IG) Report.
- Australian Inquiry Finds Intelligence Failures on Iraq's WMD Threat VOA 22 Jul 2004 -- An investigation into Australia's intelligence agencies has cleared the government of allegations that it manipulated information to justify its involvement in the war against Iraq. The inquiry report did, however, criticize the work of the country's intelligence agencies.
- Former US National Security Adviser Under Criminal Investigation VOA News 21 Jul 2004 -- Former U.S. National Security Adviser Sandy Berger has stepped down as an adviser to the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, Senator John Kerry. Mr. Berger left the Kerry campaign after his lawyers confirmed that he is under criminal investigation in the disappearance of classified documents.
- Senate Panel Considers US Intelligence Reform VOA News 20 Jul 2004 -- A U.S. Senate panel has begun considering ways to reform the intelligence community, after concluding in a report earlier this month that U.S. intelligence agencies overstated the threat posed by Iraq before the U.S.-led war with that country.
- CACI Corrects Public Information About Its Services Contract for U.S. Army Interrogation Support in Iraq CACI 20 Jul 2004 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) today issued the following statement:
- First Upgraded Northrop Grumman-Built Global Hawk UAV Achieves First Flight Northrop Grumman 20 Jul 2004 -- The first air vehicle in a new production lot of upgraded RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance vehicles made its maiden flight on July 1. Designated AF-3, the newest Global Hawk flew from Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif., to the Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base.
- Boeing Team Demonstrates Revolutionary UAV Control Capabilities and Integration with Fighters Boeing 19 Jul 2004 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA], a leader in aerospace technology development, along with a team of leading industry and academic researchers, has demonstrated for the first time that manned fighter aircraft such as the F-15E can effectively utilize an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as a partner in coordinated combat operations.
- Northrop Grumman, Aurora Flight Sciences, Israel Aircraft Industries Form Alliance to Penetrate Tactical, Long Endurance UAV Market Israel Aerospace Industries 19 Jul 2004 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Manassas, Va.-based Aurora Flight Sciences today announced a landmark collaborative business agreement to design, develop and produce tactical, long endurance unmanned air vehicle (UAV) systems based on Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI)-developed UAVs.
- Northrop Grumman, Aurora Flight Sciences, Israel Aircraft Industries Form Alliance to Penetrate Tactical, Long-Endurance UAV Market Northrop Grumman 19 Jul 2004 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Manassas, Va.-based Aurora Flight Sciences today announced a landmark collaborative business agreement to design, develop and produce tactical, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle (UAV) systems based on Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI)-developed UAVs.
- Northrop Grumman-Built Global Hawk UAV Passes 2,000 Combat Hours Northrop Grumman 19 Jul 2004 -- The U.S. Air Force's RQ-4A Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial reconnaissance system recently achieved a significant program milestone by surpassing 2,000 combat flight hours. This accomplishment, achieved while supporting the global war on terrorism, adds to a long string of successes for the system, which is produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC).
- BUSH/CIA VOA 19 Jul 2004 -- President Bush says he wants to reform the U-S intelligence community, and is open to all ideas. But he will not say if he supports a total restructuring.
- NZ government condemns actions of Israeli intelligence agents New Zealand Government 15 Jul 2004 -- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that there were very strong reasons to believe that the two Israelis convicted on charges relating to a fraudulent attempt to obtain a New Zealand passport were acting on behalf of Israel's intelligence services.
- BRITAIN / IRAQ INTELLIGENCE VOA 15 Jul 2004 -- The British government and intelligence services are considering changes to procedures and policies after a special commission found glaring intelligence failures before the Iraq war.
- AUSTRALIA / IRAQ INTELLIGENCE VOA 15 Jul 2004 -- The Australian government says a British report has reinforced the legality of the war in Iraq, despite its criticism of intelligence used to launch the war. But the opposition Labor Party has accused Prime Minister John Howard of committing a "monumental mistake" in sending troops to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
- U.S. INTELLIGENCE VOA 14 Jul 2004 -- A recent Senate report on the prewar intelligence on Iraq has painted a bleak picture of the performance of U.S. intelligence agencies. Analysts and politicians agree that the intelligence system crucially needs reform. But, as correspondent Gary Thomas reports from Washington, little real change is likely to come before the U.S. presidential and congressional elections in November.
- BRITAIN / IRAQ INTELLIGENCE VOA 14 Jul 2004 -- A British investigation has found flaws in London's pre-war assessment of Iraqi's weapons threat, but the report has cleared Prime Minister Tony Blair of deceiving the nation into going to war.
- U.K.: Iraq Probe Finds 'Serious Flaws' In Intelligence RFE/RL 14 Jul 2004 -- An inquiry in Britain has concluded that there were "serious flaws" in the intelligence used to make the case for war in Iraq. The report, released today, finds that much information about Iraq's alleged weapons stockpiles was unreliable. But it also says there is no evidence the government of Prime Minister Tony Blair deliberately tried to mislead the public.
- PRESS CONFERENCE: OPENING STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LORD BUTLER OF BROCKWELL KG GCB CVO Butler Commission/Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction 14 Jul 2004 -- "Thank you for coming to this press conference on the Report of the Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction which I have chaired and which the Government has published today."
- Butler Report: Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction Committee of Privy Counsellors 14 Jul 2004 [PDF 1 MB]
- U.S.: Did Intelligence Blunders Leave The Country More Vulnerable To Attack? RFE/RL 13 Jul 2004 -- In a report issued on 9 July, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee confirmed what many had long suspected -- that the analysis provided by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) vastly overstated Saddam Hussein's arsenal of chemical and biological weapons. For many, this raises the question of whether the United States diverted resources to address a limited threat from Iraq that would have been better used against Al-Qaeda, which is blamed for the attacks of 11 September 2001.
- Northrop Grumman Hunter Unmanned Aerial Reconnaissance System Surpasses 30,000 Flight Hours Northrop Grumman 12 Jul 2004 -- A U.S. Army unmanned aerial reconnaissance system supporting the war on terrorism recently achieved a significant operational milestone by reaching the 30,000 total flight-hours mark.
- U.S.: Ex-Spy Says Senate Report Could Bring Needed Change At CIA RFE/RL 12 Jul 2004 -- In June, George Tenet announced his decision to quit his job as director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). That announcement came amid evidence the CIA had provided President George W. Bush with faulty intelligence before the Iraq war. A harsh Senate (upper house) report issued on 9 July appears to prove how bad the CIA's information really was. What impact will the report have on the American intelligence community?
- Blair confirmed Iraq had no usable WMD before war, says Cook IRNA 12 Jul 2004 -- Former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook has questioned the veracity of Tony Blair`s justification for invading Iraq by disclosing that the Prime Minister confirmed Saddam Hussein had no useable weapons of mass destruction before the war.
- US / INTELLIGENCE VOA 11 Jul 2004 -- Following the release of a Senate report that harshly criticizes U.S. intelligence gathering and analysis, lawmakers are shifting their focus to whether and how to make sweeping changes to the American intelligence community.
- CONGRESS / INTELLIGENCE VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- A congressional report blames U.S. intelligence agencies for overstating the threat of Iraq's weapons in the months leading up to the war in that country last year.
- BUSH INTELLIGENCE VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- President Bush has welcomed a Senate investigation into intelligence lapses in the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Democratic challenger John Kerry says Mr. Bush went to war without a plan to win the peace.
- REPORT ON THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY'S PREWAR INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTS ON IRAQ Select Committe on Intelligence 09 Jul 2004 [PDF 23.4 MB]
- Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community's Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq: Conclusions Select Committe on Intelligence 09 Jul 2004 [PDF Version 1.89 MB]
- UK ministers warned about misuse of intelligence services IRNA 09 Jul 2004 -- Next week`s report on the use of intelligence in the lead-up to the Iraq war will warn ministers that they must not misuse the intelligence services for partisan reasons.
- Remarks by Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet at farewell ceremony honoring him Central Intelligence Agency 08 Jul 2004
- CONGRESS / INTELLIGENCE VOA 08 Jul 2004 -- The U.S. Senate is expected to release a report Friday blaming the Central Intelligence Agency for faulty intelligence used to justify the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
- Boeing Receives Contract From Marines For ScanEagle UAVs Boeing 08 Jul 2004 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] last week received a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to provide two ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle "mobile deployment units" for use with the First Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) in Iraq. ScanEagle is a low-cost, long-endurance fully autonomous UAV developed and built by Boeing and The Insitu Group.
- Northrop Grumman, Air Force Finalize Design on New Airborne Surveillance Radar, Begin Hardware Production Phase Northrop Grumman 07 Jul 2004 -- A Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-led team and the U.S. Air Force have reached a major milestone on a next-generation airborne surveillance radar program by finalizing the radar's baseline design and starting the development and demonstration phase of the program.
- Northrop Grumman's Multi-Intelligence Capabilities Validated in Joint Air Force-Army-Navy Exercise at Ft. Bragg Northrop Grumman 06 Jul 2004 -- The interoperability of Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) family of multi-intelligence ground stations with a variety of airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors was successfully demonstrated recently.
- Over 180 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage in June KCNA 02 Jul 2004 -- The U.S. imperialists committed more than 180 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in June by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with different missions, according to military sources.
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