April 2007 Intelligence News
- Former CIA Director Breaks Silence on Iraq, 9/11 VOA 29 Apr 2007 -- Former CIA Director George Tenet has defended the integrity of his agency's intelligence gaps before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and - later - in the run-up to the Iraq War.
- Former CIA Director Tenet Slams VP Cheney Over Iraq War VOA 27 Apr 2007 -- The former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is strongly criticizing Vice President Dick Cheney and other Bush administration officials, saying they led the country into war with Iraq without conducting a serious debate about whether Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat to the United States
- Former CIA Chief Says Cheney, Others Pushed For Iraq War RFE/RL 27 Apr 2007 -- The former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) says Vice President Dick Cheney and other administration officials pushed the country to invade Iraq without "serious debate" about whether Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat.
- General provides clarification on UAV use AFPN 25 Apr 2007 -- Recent discussion in hearings on Capital Hill, and elsewhere on an executive agency proposal to achieve greater efficiency in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) procurement is being confused with joint operational employment of those UAVs.
- Egypt's Pro-Israel Spy Trials Raise Questions VOA 24 Apr 2007 -- Earlier this week an Egyptian court sentenced an Egyptian Canadian man to 15 years in prison for spying on behalf of Israel. In the same week, Egyptian authorities charged another man with giving Israel confidential reports on Egypt's nuclear program
- Egypt Convicts Egyptian-Canadian Man of Spying For Israel VOA 21 Apr 2007 -- Egypt's State Security Emergency Court has convicted an Egyptian-Canadian of spying for Israel and has sentenced him to 15 years in prison
- Air Force official testifies on UAV executive agent issue AFPN 20 Apr 2007 -- The deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance explained why Air Force leaders support the idea of creating an executive agency for unmanned aerial vehicles before the House Armed Services air and land forces subcommittee April 19 here.
- Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle UAV Logs 1,000 Combat Flight Hours with Australian Army Boeing 20 Apr 2007 -- ScanEagle, a fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Insitu, Inc., has surpassed 1,000 flight hours in support of Australian Army operations in southern Iraq.
- Raytheon Demonstrates New DCGS Web-Portal Capabilities to Improve Intelligence Sharing Across Military Services Raytheon 18 Apr 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) recently demonstrated new key Web-portal capabilities, much like the Internet, that will improve intelligence sharing across the military services and intelligence agencies and facilitate closer collaboration.
- European Parliament Members Defend Criticisms of Rendition VOA 18 Apr 2007 -- Members of the European Parliament have gone before US Congress to defend the findings of a report criticizing the practice of extraordinary rendition, in which terrorist suspects have been transferred by U.S. authorities to other countries for interrogation
- Over 2 mln secret files declassified in past 15 years - FSB RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2007 -- Russia's Federal Security Service said Tuesday it has declassified over 2 million secret documents in the past 15 years.
- Palestinian Guantanamo Detainee Says CIA Tortured Him VOA 16 Apr 2007 -- A Palestinian held at the Guantanamo detention center has accused U.S. government intelligence agents of torturing him while he was held at secret prisons elsewhere in recent years, and says he made false confessions to his interrogators to get them to stop the torture
- CACI Awarded $35 Million Contract to Provide Intelligence-Related Support to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Louisville CACI 16 Apr 2007 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a $35 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) Intelligence-Related Contract to continue its support for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Detachment Louisville (NSWC Louisville).
- DoD Announces Clapper as the New Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence 13 Apr 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that James R. Clapper Jr. has assumed the duties of the undersecretary of defense for intelligence.
- New U.S. plan to broaden foreign intelligence cooperation RIA Novosti 12 Apr 2007 -- A newly released government strategy designed to streamline America's intelligence gathering efforts will include broader collaboration with foreign services, the U.S. intelligence director said Wednesday.
- Huachuca Center to be Home of Human-Intel Training AFPS 10 Apr 2007 -- The Department of Defense is establishing a home for human intelligence at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
- Litvinenko case witness said he could be detained by German police RIA Novosti 10 Apr 2007 -- A key witness in the murder of security service defector Alexander Litvinenko said Tuesday that German prosecutors have refused to ensure his guaranteed return to Russia if he decides to travel to Germany for questioning.
- Russian tycoon offers help to Litvinenko case figures RIA Novosti 11 Apr 2007 -- Exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky Thursday pledged legal and other support for two key figures involved in the case of the murdered former secret agent Alexander Litvinenko.
- BAE SYSTEMS LEADS TEAM TO PROVIDE JOINT INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE FOR NAVY BAE Systems 03 Apr 2007 -- BAE Systems and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) have formed a team to pursue opportunities under the Distributed Common Ground System-Navy (DCGS-N) program. The system will share and disseminate intelligence data from a variety of network-centric sources.
- U.S: Former Top Spy Says Extensive Spying Survives Cold War RFE/RL 02 Apr 2007 -- A top U.S. counterintelligence official has said Russia has fully restored its espionage capabilities against the United States after a period of decline following the Cold War.
- Counterintelligence Official Cites Ongoing Need for Vigilance Washington File 02 Apr 2007 -- Although the Cold War ended in the early 1990s, the security threat espionage poses to the United States continues, says a senior counterintelligence official with the Office of the Director for National Intelligence (DNI).
- Report: US Intelligence Says New Generation of Al Qaida Leadership Emerging VOA 02 Apr 2007 -- A published report says the United States is aware that a new generation of al-Qaida leadership under Osama bin Laden is emerging in Pakistan's tribal areas.
- Mystery witness implicates Berezovsky in Litvinenko murder RIA Novosti 02 Apr 2007 -- A new anonymous witness in the case of a former Russian security officer poisoned in London last year implicated U.K.-based fugitive oligarch Boris Berezovsky in an interview with state television Sunday.
- More than 160 Cases of Aerial Espionage against DPRK in March KCNA 02 Apr 2007 -- The U.S. imperialist aggressor forces committed more than 110 cases of aerial espionage and the south Korean forces at least 50 cases against the DPRK in March, according to a military source.
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