December 2007 Intelligence News
- CIA withholds documents to panel, NY Times IRNA 22 Dec 2007 -- A review of classified documents by former members of the September 11 commission shows that the panel made repeated and detailed requests to the Central Intelligence Agency in 2003 and 2004 for documents and other information about the interrogation of operatives of Al Qaeda, and were told by a top CIA official that the agency had "produced or made available for review" everything that had been requested.
- CIA Says It Cooperated With 9-11 Commission VOA 22 Dec 2007 -- The Central Intelligence Agency says it cooperated with the September 11 commission and did not destroy videotaped interrogations of al-Qaida suspects while the panel was active.
- US Court To Hear on CIA Videotape Controversy VOA 21 Dec 2007 -- A U.S. federal judge will hold a hearing Friday into whether the Bush administration violated a court order by destroying videotaped interrogations of two suspected al-Qaida terrorists by the CIA.
- British council closure due to Litvinenko case - ambassador RIA Novosti 21 Dec 2007 -- A crisis in Russia-U.K. relations was the cause of the closure of the British Council's regional offices in Russia from January 1, 2008, Russia's ambassador to London, Yury Fedotov, said on Friday.
- FSB says stopped 71 foreign intelligence agents in 2007 RIA Novosti 19 Dec 2007 -- Russia's Federal Security Service terminated the activities of 22 staff members and 71 agents working for foreign intelligence agencies in 2007, its director said Wednesday.
- Report Reflects Future for Military's Unmanned Systems AFPS 18 Dec 2007 -- A new Defense Department report reflects military needs and goals in acquiring improved unmanned systems during the decades ahead, a senior official told Pentagon reporters here today.
- Transcript: DoD Press Briefing with Mr. Weatherington from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington Va 18 Dec 2007 -- Presenter: Deputy Director DoD Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force, Mr. Dyke Weatherington
- EADS Defence & Security was awarded research and technology programme for the "Agile UAV in Network-Centric Environments" project EADS 18 Dec 2007 -- EADS Defence & Security (DS) was awarded by the German Ministry of Defence (MoD) some weeks ago the prime contractor role for the research and technology programme "Agile UAV within Network-Centric Environments" (Agile UAV-NCE).
- Lawmakers Vow to Press Ahead CIA Videotape Probes VOA 16 Dec 2007 -- U.S. lawmakers have vowed to press ahead with investigations into the CIA's destruction of interrogation videotapes.
- Iran Protests to Azerbaijan Over Spy Trial VOA 16 Dec 2007 -- The Iranian foreign ministry has summoned Azerbaijan's ambassador over what it calls "baseless" accusations that Iranian agents helped plot a failed coup against the Baku government.
- Israeli PM: Cabinet Should Not Criticize US Intelligence on Iran VOA 16 Dec 2007 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has instructed his Cabinet ministers to avoid expressing their personal views on a U.S. intelligence report that says Tehran is no longer developing nuclear weapons.
- Thales Australia launches local ISR capability Thales 14 Dec 2007 -- The business will bring together its search and detect sensor devices with information management, analysis and exploitation software. This new business unit aims to be customer-focused with an engineering system-definition process, used in conjunction with business analysis, to derive agreed capability requirements at the outset.
- US House Passes Intelligence Measure Amid Interrogation Controversy VOA 13 Dec 2007 -- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved intelligence policy legislation that would prohibit U.S. intelligence officials from using a number of controversial techniques in interrogating detainees
- Letter to The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and The United States House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 12 Dec 2007 -- "As retired military leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces, we write to express our strong support for Section 327 of the Conference Report on the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, H.R. 2082. Section 327 would require intelligence agents of the U.S. government to adhere to the standards of prisoner treatment and interrogation contained in the U.S. Army Field Manual on Human Collector Operations (the Army Field Manual). "
- CIA Chief Faces More Questions on Destruction of Videotapes VOA 12 Dec 2007 -- The head of the Central Intelligence Agency is facing a second day of questioning on Capitol Hill about the destruction of videotapes of interrogations of suspected terrorists.
- CIA Briefs Congress on Destruction of Interrogation Tapes VOA 11 Dec 2007 -- The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, General Michael Hayden, briefed members of Congress Tuesday about the CIA's decision to destroy videotapes of terror suspect interrogations
- Former CIA Officer Admits Waterboarding, Calls it Torture VOA 11 Dec 2007 -- A former CIA officer said interrogators used a simulated drowning technique on a senior al-Qaida member, and that he believes the method is torture
- Larijani: Nuclear espionage took place in past IRNA 10 Dec 2007 -- Supreme Leader's representative to the Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani here Monday expressed confidence that espionage in nuclear field had absolutely taken place in the past.
- CIA Chief to Testify Before Congress on Interrogations VOA 09 Dec 2007 -- The U.S. Congress is wasting no time launching its own inquiry into a decision by the U.S spy agency to destroy tapes of interrogations of terror suspects
- Iran accuses U.S of nuclear program espionage RIA Novosti 08 Dec 2007 -- Iran has accused the U.S. of espionage in connection with its controversial nuclear program, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Saturday, citing the Islamic Republic's foreign minister.
- Khatami: US has no excuse to hinder Iran peaceful nuclear drive IRNA 08 Dec 2007 -- Former president Mohammad Khatami said on Saturday that the US officials have no more pretext to get in the way of Iran's civilian nuclear program.
- US Defense Chief Still Considers Iran a Threat, Despite New Intelligence Estimate VOA 08 Dec 2007 -- The U.S. secretary of defense says he still believes Iran is trying to "foment instability and chaos" in the Middle East, despite the recent reversal of U.S. intelligence on Iran's nuclear weapons program
- US Says Iran Remains a Threat; Iran Accuses US of Espionage VOA 08 Dec 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Iran remains a threat to the Middle East and the United States, despite a new U.S. report saying Tehran ended a nuclear weapons program in 2003.
- Israeli Parliamentarian Calls US Intelligence Report on Iran 'Flawed' VOA 08 Dec 2007 -- Israeli officials are throwing cold water on this week's U.S. intelligence report that plays down Iran's nuclear ambitions
- US Lawmakers, Rights Advocates Question CIA Tape Destruction VOA 07 Dec 2007 -- U.S. lawmakers are calling for a review of the CIA's decision to destroy videotaped interrogations of terror suspects.
- L-3 Not Awarded Linguist Contract L-3 Communications 07 Dec 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that the U.S. Army's Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) has not selected the company to continue providing translators and linguists to support the U.S. military operations in Iraq.
- Backgrounder: Intelligence on Iran Still Lacking cfr.org 04 Dec 2007
- Analysis: A December Surprise on Iran Intelligence cfr.org 04 Dec 2007 -- Curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions has become the focal point of President George W. Bush's foreign policy in late 2007 and the source of bellicose rhetoric among those vying to replace Bush in the 2008 election
- IAEA: US Intelligence Report Confirms UN Agency View on Iran VOA 04 Dec 2007 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency says a new U.S. intelligence report saying Iran stopped a secret nuclear weapons program four years ago confirms what the U.N. agency has been saying for years.
- AFRL, Boeing Demonstrate That UAVs Can Perform Automated Aerial Refueling Boeing 04 Dec 2007 -- Can an unmanned air vehicle be made smart enough to autonomously rendezvous with a tanker aircraft and refuel? Based on recently concluded flight tests by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Boeing [NYSE: BA], it can.
- Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley The White House 03 Dec 2007
- US Intelligence Says Iran Halted Nuclear Weapons Program in 2003 VOA 03 Dec 2007 -- A new U.S. intelligence estimate says it is not clear that Iran is determined to produce nuclear weapons
- Intel Community Reports on Iran's Nuclear Program AFPS 03 Dec 2007 -- A new intelligence estimate that says Iran stopped its covert nuclear weapons program in 2003 is good news, but also presents cause for concern, President Bush's national security advisor said today.
- Germany's domestic secret service targeting economic espionage at confab IRNA 03 Dec 2007 -- Germany's domestic Verfassungsschutz (BfV) intelligence agency is holding a symposium in the western city of Cologne, focusing on the threat of economic espionage to the country.
- BAE Systems HERTI Makes Far East Debut at LIMA 2007 BAE Systems 03 Dec 2007 -- Fresh from an RAF deployment to Afghanistan, one of the world's first fully developed autonomous unmanned air vehicles (UAV) will makes its Far East debut at LIMA 2007.
- Suspect in Litvinenko murder wins parliamentary immunity RIA Novosti 03 Dec 2007 -- Britain's main suspect in the November 2006 murder of former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko has said he does not need parliamentary immunity to avoid extradition to the U.K.
- Aerial Espionage Committed by U.S. and S. Korean Forces KCNA 01 Dec 2007 -- The U.S. imperialist warmongers and the south Korean forces committed frantic aerial espionage against the DPRK by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes of different missions in November, according to a military source.
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