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July 2006 Intelligence News

  • Army Announces Maj. Gen. Miller's Retirement Army News Release 31 Jul 2006 -- Today at a ceremony in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller, special assistant to the Director of the Army Staff, retired from the United States Army following 34 years of selfless service to the Nation - including overseas assignments in Germany, Korea, Cuba and Iraq.
  • UN Calls On U.S. To Close Secret Jails RFE/RL 28 Jul 2006 -- The UN Human Rights Committee today called on the United States to immediately close all secret detention facilities used in the U.S. campaign against terrorism.
  • Panel Cites Progress, Weaknesses in US Anti-Terrorist Intelligence Efforts VOA 28 Jul 2006 -- A bipartisan congressional panel reports that, while reforms of the U.S. intelligence community approved in 2004 have helped protect against new terrorist attacks, some serious weaknesses remain
  • Unmanned Aircraft Give Military Added Capability AFPS 26 Jul 2006 -- The instant feedback of information supplied by unmanned aerial vehicles is bringing immediate "value added" to U.S. military operations, the Joint Staff's director for strategic plans and policy explained yesterday.
  • Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Simulation to Participate in North West Shelf Trial Northrop Grumman 24 Jul 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the Australian government will examine how the company's Global Hawk high-altitude unmanned reconnaissance system can help protect Australia's North West region.
  • IRAQ: Torture of detainees is commonplace, says rights group IRIN 23 Jul 2006 -- The Iraqi government has called for an investigation after New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Sunday that US military personnel regularly torture and abuse Iraqi detainees under interrogation.
  • Prisoner Abuse Reportedly Continued After Abu Ghraib RFE/RL 23 Jul 2006 -- The group Human Rights Watch says in a new report that U.S. military commanders encouraged abusive interrogations of Iraqi detainees even after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal called public attention to the issue in 2004.
  • Report: US Superiors Authorized Abuse of Iraqi Detainees VOA 23 Jul 2006 -- A U.S.-based human rights organization alleges that detainees in U.S. custody in Iraq were routinely subjected to beatings, sleep deprivation, stress positions and other forms of abuse by American interrogators.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN'S SKUNK WORKS REVEALS HIGH ALTITUDE UNMANNED SYSTEM Lockheed Martin 19 Jul 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today unveiled the existence of a new high altitude, unmanned aerial demonstrator to reporters attending the Farnborough International Air Show. The announcement was part of a review of several Skunk Works projects highlighting technologies the company is exploring to enable technology for the future.
  • Boeing Persistent Munition Technology Demonstrator Achieves Autonomous Flight Boeing 18 Jul 2006 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] Persistent Munition Technology Demonstrator (PMTD), a test bed for future unmanned aerial vehicles, flew autonomously for the first time during a test in April at Vandalia Municipal Airport, Ill.
  • Northrop Grumman Begins Flight Testing of New Radar Technology for Global Hawk Northrop Grumman 18 Jul 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a $90 million contract, to be completed in September 2009, from the U.S. Air Force to integrate a new airborne surveillance radar on the Global Hawk unmanned aerial system (UAS) to provide unprecedented situational awareness to battlefield commanders.
  • Military Commissions Protect Intelligence, Attorney General Says Washington File 18 Jul 2006 -- Military commissions are a useful way to try terrorists while protecting military intelligence and sources, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee July 18.
  • US Senators Press Gonzales on Counter-Terrorism Programs VOA 18 Jul 2006 -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales faced tough questions Tuesday from members of the Senate about some of the Bush administration's counter-terrorism programs.
  • Imagery on demand Thales 17 Jul 2006 -- Manned and unmanned platforms need to be capable of working together to execute missions and operate as part of a networked distributed force to conduct successful combat operations in adverse environments.
  • Thales Delivering ISTAR Capability Thales 17 Jul 2006 -- Thales is a prime system integrator for the delivery of capability based ISTAR solutions. The company favours a ‘system-of-systems’ development approach that takes into account all aspects of a capability over its life cycle, not just the traditional equipment and support aspects.
  • Plame Sues Cheney Over CIA Leak Case VOA 14 Jul 2006 -- Former CIA officer Valerie Plame and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, have filed a civil lawsuit, accusing Vice President Dick Cheney and others of violating their constitutional rights in connection with Wilson's criticism of the Bush administration's justification for the war in Iraq.
  • Former CIA Officer Sues Cheney, Others Over Leaked Identity VOA 13 Jul 2006 -- A former CIA agent has sued several top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney and former presidential adviser Karl Rove for their roles in the public disclosure of her classified identity.
  • Austrian detained on suspicion of industrial espionage for Russia RIA Novosti 13 Jul 2006 -- A former employee of an Austrian industrial group was detained in Innsbruck on suspicion of spying for Russia, Austrian television said Thursday.
  • Kyrgyzstan expelled U.S. diplomats after secret services report RIA Novosti 12 Jul 2006 -- Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday two U.S. diplomats had been expelled from the Central Asian country on the basis of a report from the secret services.
  • Boeing Unmanned Little Bird Demonstrator Helicopter Flies Unmanned for First Time Boeing 12 Jul 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has achieved a major milestone in the development of its Unmanned Little Bird (ULB) technology demonstrator by flying the versatile aircraft unmanned for the first time.
  • Global Hawk Assembly Begins at New Production Facility Northrop Grumman 12 Jul 2006 -- Employees at Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) newest production facility in Moss Point, Miss., are adding RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle fuselage subassemblies to their manufacturing portfolio.
  • SAIC Acquires, Inc. SAIC 11 Jul 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of, Inc. Based in Campbell, Calif.,, Inc. ( is a leading provider of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tools targeted at command, control, communications, and computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); test and evaluation; modeling and simulation; and embedded training market segments.
  • Carte blanche to Russian secret services RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2006 -- The State Duma has issued a "license to kill" the murderers of the Russian diplomats in Iraq .
  • Boeing Begins ScanEagle Training in New Mexico Boeing 10 Jul 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] on Tuesday will begin ScanEagle training at its new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) training site in Clovis, N.M. The site was selected to help meet the increasing demand from U.S. military forces for the Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle system and the training to maintain and operate it.
  • U.S. Aerial Espionage against DPRK at Dangerous Stage KCNA 07 Jul 2006 -- The U.S. imperialists flew strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with different missions to commit aerial espionage acts against the DPRK on more than 1,000 occasions in the first half of the year
  • EP report says EU states covered illegal CIA rendition IRNA 06 Jul 2006 -- The European Parliament debated Wednesday the interim report prepared by the EP's temporary committee's on the alleged use of European countries by the CIA for the transportation and illegal detention of prisoners.
  • European Parliament says CIA responsible for illegal activities in Europe IRNA 06 Jul 2006 -- The European Parliament approved Thursday an interim report of its Temporary Committee on the alleged use of European countries by the CIA for the transport and illegal detention of prisoners by 389 to 137 with 55 abstentions.
  • EU: European Parliamentarians Debate Issue Of CIA Renditions RFE/RL 06 Jul 2006 -- The European Parliament in Strasbourg has discussed an interim report on alleged illegal CIA arrests and transport of terrorist suspects in Europe
  • Putin says using secret services abroad for anti-terror legal RIA Novosti 06 Jul 2006 -- President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that using special services overseas to combat terrorism was not a breach of international law.
  • India fears China may use Nathu La to extend spy network IRNA 06 Jul 2006 -- As India and China prepare to re-open the Nathu La, the Himalayan pass on the legendary Silk Road trade route between East and West this week, some Indian military experts warn China could use the pass to extend its spy network deep into India.
  • Report: CIA Closes Unit Devoted to Tracking bin Laden VOA 04 Jul 2006 -- Media reports in the United States say the Central Intelligence Agency has closed a unit that was devoted to tracking international terrorist leader Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants.
  • EP to vote on report of CIA illegal activity in Europe IRNA 02 Jul 2006 -- The European Parliament will debate and vote during its session in Strasbourg on Thursday on the interim report of the EP's Temporary Committee on illegal CIA activities in Europe.
  • US Attorney General, Visiting Egypt, Says No Renditions to Countries that Torture VOA 02 Jul 2006 -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has been visiting Egypt, where he told reporters that the United States will not send terrorist suspects to countries that practice torture.
  • At Least 220 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage Committed against DPRK in June KCNA 01 Jul 2006 -- The U.S. imperialists committed at least 220 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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