March 2007 Intelligence News
- U.S. ready to strike Iran in early April - intelligence source RIA Novosti 30 Mar 2007 -- Russian intelligence has information that the U.S. Armed Forces have nearly completed preparations for a possible military operation against Iran, and will be ready to strike in early April, a security official said.
- Moscow court sentences retired colonel to 12 yrs for espionage RIA Novosti 30 Mar 2007 -- A district military court in Moscow has given retired Colonel Valentin Shabaturov a 12-year sentence for treason and espionage.
- Aerial Common Sensor Gets Green Light from Army Leadership Army News 29 Mar 2007 -- The Army's next-generation airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform has a new runway to get off the ground.
- Russia's Litvinenko probe in Britain smooth so far - chief prosecutor RIA Novosti 29 Mar 2007 -- A probe by Russian investigators in the United Kingdom into last November's murder of former secret agent Alexander Litvinenko is progressing smoothly, Russia's Prosecutor General said Thursday.
- Army Announces Human Intelligence Special Recruiting Program Army News Release 28 Mar 2007 -- The U.S. Army announced the implementation of the Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Non-Commissioned Officer Special Recruiting Program March 28 to bring at least 100 experienced NCOs into the 97-Echo career field.
- Air Force officials seek UAV enterprise interdependence AFPN 28 Mar 2007 -- Army Brig. Gen. Stephen Mundt, director of Army aviation in the office of the deputy chief of staff for operations, recently disparaged the Air Force chief of staff's efforts to optimize our nations intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and enhance the joint, effective and efficient use of DOD's medium and high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle enterprise.
- DoD Intelligence Nominee Envisions Role in Policy, Not Analysis AFPS 28 Mar 2007 -- Intelligence analysis is best left to the organizations set up for that purpose, President Bush's nominee to be the next undersecretary of defense for intelligence told the Senate Armed Services Committee at his confirmation hearing here yesterday.
- Report: CIA Chief Says North Korea not Nuclear Power VOA 28 Mar 2007 -- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Michael Hayden is reported to have told South Korean officials that Washington does not recognize North Korea as a nuclear state.
- Georgia: 'Architect Of German Lustration' Discusses Georgian Archive RFE/RL 27 Mar 2007 -- Joachim Gauck, the driving force behind the opening of the archives of the East German secret services (Stasi) to the public, is known as the "architect of German lustration."
- FBI Chief Faces Tough Questions from Congress about Abuses in Data Collection VOA 27 Mar 2007 -- The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is vowing reforms in the wake of an internal report that revealed the agency abused its powers in obtaining personal information during investigations of suspected terrorists
- Russian intelligence sees U.S. military buildup on Iran border RIA Novosti 27 Mar 2007 -- Russian military intelligence services are reporting a flurry of activity by U.S. Armed Forces near Iran's borders, a high-ranking security source said Tuesday.
- Ex-KGB spy on hunger strike in U.K., demands defector pension RIA Novosti 27 Mar 2007 -- A former Russian KGB spy has gone on a hunger strike in Britain demanding a decent defector's pension from the government for passing secrets to British intelligence during the Cold War.
- Wedgetail Simulator leads the way in Accreditation Thales 21 Mar 2007 -- Recurring Fidelity Check Number Two has just been completed on the AEW&C Wedgetail Operational Flight Trainer (OFT) Simulator at Williamson RAAF base.
- Navy Takes Legal Steps to Safeguard Classified Information Navy NewsStand 20 Mar 2007 -- In order to prevent disclosure of certain classified and sensitive national security information, the Department of the Navy announced on March 20 that they have asserted the state secrets privilege in Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et. al v. Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy.
- Congress Probes FBI Abuse of Power in Gaining Personal Data VOA 20 Mar 2007 -- U.S. legislators on Tuesday heard first hand the findings of an internal government report, which revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, abused its powers in obtaining personal information during investigations of suspected terrorists
- U.S. Air Force Awards Northrop Grumman $287 Million Contract for Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Systems Northrop Grumman 16 Mar 2007 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $287 million contract for the next production lot (Lot 5) of RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial systems.
- Former CIA Officer Plame Testifies Before Congress VOA 16 Mar 2007 -- Former undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame, who has been at the center of a controversy involving the role White House officials played in revealing her identity, has testified in public for the first time at a congressional hearing
- Victim of CIA Leak Scandal Says White House 'Recklessly' Exposed Her Identity VOA 16 Mar 2007 -- The woman at the center of the CIA leak scandal has told a congressional panel that senior White House and State Department officials "carelessly and recklessly abused" her name and identity as a covert operative.
- Terrorist Leader Confession Raises Questions VOA 15 Mar 2007 -- According to a just-released U.S. transcript, accused al-Qaida operative Khalid Sheikh Mohammad has confessed to a leading role in at least 31 alleged terrorist plots, including the attacks of September 11, 2001
- 'Dragon Eye' Flies High Over 26th MEU, Kenyan Army Navy NewsStand 13 Mar 2007 -- Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's (MEU)Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 2/2 demonstrated one of their capabilities to personnel from the Kenyan Army on March 9 .
- Boeing Prepares First U.S. Military ScanEagle Crews Boring 13 Mar 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has graduated its first U.S. military ScanEagle crews from its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Training Center in Clovis, N.M..
- The Israel Air Force Receives New Israel Aerospace Industries UAV System Israel Aerospace Industries 07 Mar 2007 -- The Israel Air Force receives today (March 7, 2007) the "Shoval" Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system, made by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
- Analysts: Libby Conviction Could be Problematic for Bush Administration VOA 07 Mar 2007 -- Lawyers for former White House aide Lewis Libby are preparing their request for a new trial in the wake of Libby's conviction Tuesday
- Cheney Voices Disappointment Over Former Aide, Libby Verdict VOA 07 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney says he is very disappointed by Tuesday's guilty verdict against his former chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, in a case tied to the U.S. justification to go to war in Iraq.
- Former White House Aide Libby Convicted In CIA Case RFE/RL 06 Mar 2007 -- A U.S. jury has convicted former top White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby of obstruction, perjury, and lying to the FBI.
- Libby Guilty of Lying in CIA Leak Case VOA 06 Mar 2007 -- Former White House aide Lewis Libby was found guilty Tuesday on four of five counts of lying, perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with the investigation into the leak of a covert CIA officer's identity in 2003
- Former Top Cheney Aide Found Guilty in CIA Leak Trial VOA 06 Mar 2007 -- Jurors have found the former top aide to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney guilty of four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice during an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity.
- Jihadists Use Internet as Recruiting, Networking Tool, Intel Official Says AFPS 05 Mar 2007 -- The Internet is the most important venue for the radicalization of Islamic youth, the head of intelligence at U.S. Central Command, said in an interview aired yesterday.
- Statement by Ambassador Joseph DeTrani, North Korea Mission Manager Office of the Director of National Intelligence 04 Mar 2007
- U.S. Army-Northrop Grumman Team Opens Soldiers' Access to Intelligence Data Through Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Northrop Grumman 02 Mar 2007 -- A team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has developed and demonstrated technology for users of the U.S. Army's battlefield networks that allows access to actionable intelligence from virtually anywhere in the field.
- US Intelligence Officials Speak Out on North Korean Uranium Enrichment Program VOA 01 Mar 2007 -- U.S. intelligence officials say they stand by their assessment that North Korea was pursuing uranium enrichment in 2002
- More than 180 Cases of Aerial Espionage against DPRK in February KCNA 01 Mar 2007 -- The U.S. imperialist aggressor forces committed more than 120 cases of aerial espionage and the south Korean forces more than 60 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in February, according to a military source.
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