October 1998 Intelligence News
- TEXT: CLINTON ON SIGNING THE "IRAQ LIBERATION ACT OF 1998" USIA 31 October 1998 -- President Clinton October 31 signed into law H.R. 4655,
the "Iraq Liberation Act of 1998." "This Act," the President said, "makes clear that it is the sense of the Congress that the United States should support those elements of the Iraqi opposition that advocate a very different future for Iraq than the bitter reality of internal repression and external aggression that the current regime in Baghdad now offers.
- INDIANA ANTHRAX Voice of America 30 October 1998 -- MORE THAN 20 PEOPLE AT A HEALTH CLINIC IN THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS WERE TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL FRIDAY AFTER THE CLINIC RECEIVED A LETTER CLAIMING TO BE CONTAMINATED WITH
- TERROR CHARGES/NEW YORK Voice of America 30 October 1998 -- U-S FEDERAL PROSECUTORS HAVE FILED SECRET CHARGES AGAINST A
FORMER U-S ARMY SERGEANT ALLEGEDLY IN CONNECTION WITH A GLOBAL
TERROR CAMPAIGN AGAINST AMERICANS.
- ORBIMAGE Selected by U.S. National Imagery and Mapping Agency To Supply High-Resolution Space Imagery (30 October 1998) NIMA to Purchase Up to $100 Million in Commercial Satellite Earth Imagery.
- CSCE NEWS RELEASE ON NIKITIN CASE IN RUSSIA USIA 30 October 1998 -- The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, a congressional commission also known as the Helsinki Commission, called upon Russia's security services and prosecutors to "reassess their prosecution of Alexandr Nikitin and seriously consider dropping the charges against him."
- STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT OF UNSC ON LIBYA SANCTIONS USIA 29 October 1998 -- The President of the UN Security Council told reporters late October 29 that members of the Council had "reiterated their call to Libya to comply with resolution 1192 and recalled that sanctions would be suspended as soon as the Secretary-General reports that the terms of 1192, paragraph eight, have been met.
- U.S. SAYS GLOBAL ANTI-DRUG CONFERENCE BEING CONSIDERED By Eric Green USIA 29 October 1998 -- State Department deputy spokesman James Foley said that narcotics and Colombia's civil conflict "are part and parcel of our agenda with Colombia, and no one can argue" that there are links between them.
- U-N / LIBYA SANCTIONS Voice of America 29 October 1998 -- THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL TODAY (THURSDAY)
REVIEWED SANCTIONS AGAINST LIBYA, ALLOWING THEM TO REMAIN IN
FORCE UNTIL LIBYA HANDS OVER TWO ALLEGED TERRORISTS TO THE
NETHERLANDS FOR TRIAL.
- THE C-I-A'S NEW ROLE IN MIDEAST PEACE QUESTIONED Voice of America 29 October 1998 -- ONE SPECIFIC ASPECT OF THE WYE AGREEMENT -- THE USE OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY TO WORK WITH THE PALESTINIANS AND ISRAELIS TO COMBAT TERRORISM AND INCREASE SECURITY -- HAS ENGENDERED A VIGOROUS DEBATE.
- U-S/COLOMBIA TALKS Voice of America 28 October 1998 -- PRESIDENT CLINTON AND COLOMBIAN PRESIDENT ANDRES PASTRANA ARE DECLARING A NEW ERA IN BILATERAL RELATIONS. RELATIONS HIT ROCK-BOTTOM A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN MR. PASTRANA'S PREDECESSOR -- FORMER PRESIDENT ERNESTO SAMPER -- WAS BARRED FROM THE UNITED STATES FOR ALLEGED LINKS WITH DRUG TRAFFICKERS.
- Special Forces fields joint base station by Sgt. Nelson Mumma Jr. (Army News Service, Oct. 28, 1998) -- The U.S. Army Special Operations Command accepted the first Joint Base Station equipment Oct. 22, becoming the first Army command to combine all of its field communication equipment into one easy-to-use system.
- DOCTOR'S KILLING INTENSIFIES ABORTION DEBATE Voice of America 27 October 1998 -- THE LATEST KILLING OCCURRED FRIDAY [10/23] IN A BUFFALO SUBURB, WHEN DOCTOR BARNETT SLEPIAN WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A SNIPER WHO FIRED THROUGH THE KITCHEN WINDOW OF HIS HOME. IT WAS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF ATTACKS, ON BOTH SIDES OF THE NEARBY U-S/CANADIAN BORDER, THAT HAVE OCCURRED FOR SEVERAL YEARS AROUND THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER, WHICH HAS BECOME A DAY OF ANTI-ABORTION PROTEST.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing , OCTOBER 27, 1998 -- MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS -- There has been a misperception that I think Mr. Tenet sought to clarify in today's newspaper. The CIA doesn't make judgments; the CIA provides information and facilitates cooperation - provides
the facts and the information and reports to the State Department and other agencies of the government for judgments to be made about compliance with the agreements and making political judgments.
- AFGHAN BIN LADEN Voice of America 26 October 1998 -- THE TALEBAN MOVEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN HAS EMPOWERED ITS
SUPREME COURT TO COLLECT AND RECORD EVIDENCE AGAINST SAUDI
MILITANT OSAMA BIN LADEN.
- C-I-A/MIDEAST PEACE Voice of America 26 October 1998 -- THE RECENTLY SIGNED PEACE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE
PALESTINIANS CALLS ON THE U-S CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY TO MAKE
SURE THE TWO SIDES ARE KEEPING THEIR PROMISES. THIS NEW, MORE
VISIBLE ROLE FOR THE INTELLIGENCE-GATHERING AGENCY WORRIES THE
HEAD OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE THAT OVERSEES INTELLIGENCE MATTERS.
- RUBIN REPORT ON MIDDLE EAST PEACE AGREEMENT USIA 23 October 1998 -- Any suggestion by any quarter that the President made a commitment to release Jonathan Pollard is inaccurate and false.
- MIDEAST TALKS / POLLARD Voice of America 23 October 1998 -- FRIDAY'S ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE TALKS NEAR WASHINGTON "HIT A SNAG" -- AT LEAST FOR A WHILE -- OVER AN ISRAELI REQUEST THAT THE UNITED STATES RELEASE CONVICTED SPY JONATHAN POLLARD.
- JAPAN CULT Voice of America 23 October 1998 -- ONE OF THE FORMER TOP MEMBERS OF THE AUM SUPREME TRUTH CULT, BLAMED FOR THE DEADLY 1995 SARIN NERVE GAS ATTACK ON THE TOKYO SUBWAY SYSTEM, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO DEATH.
- UPPER EGYPT: SECURITY Voice of America 22 October 1998 -- IT'S BEEN NEARLY ONE YEAR SINCE ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS
ATTACKED A GROUP OF FOREIGN TOURISTS AT AN ANCIENT TEMPLE IN
LUXOR, SOUTHERN EGYPT.
- UPPER EGYPT: LUXOR TOURISM Voice of America 22 October 1998 -- LAST NOVEMBER, A SMALL GROUP OF ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS KILLED NEARLY 60 TOURISTS VISITING SOUTH EGYPT'S FAMOUS ANCIENT TEMPLES OF LUXOR.
- PLIGHT OF DISPLACED PERSONS CALLED COLOMBIA'S SILENT CRISIS By Eric Green USIA 22 October 1998 -- More than one of every 40 Colombians -- about 1.3 million people -- have been forced from their homes inside Colombia, a phenomenon known as "internally displaced," because of widespread
armed violence and brutality within the country, maintains a U.S. refugee assistance group.
- TEXT: CLINTON LETTER TO CONGRESS ON COLOMBIA DRUGS
EMERGENCY USIA 22 October 1998 -- President Clinton has told Congress that the illicit drug situation in Colombia is "extremely grave."
- DoD News Briefing , October 22, 1998 -- Q: I just wanted to ask you about the remarks that General Zinni made yesterday. Apparently he didn't think too much of the plan to spend $97 million to support opposition forces in an effort to topple Saddam Hussein. Do his comments reflect the Pentagon's views on the efficacy of spending that money?
- National emergency with respect to significant narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE -- October 21, 1998 -- The magnitude and scope of the problem in Colombia -- perhaps the most pivotal country of all in terms of the world's cocaine trade -- are extremely grave.
- STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY October 21, 1998 -- The Omnibus Appropriations Act for FY 1999 would permit individuals who win court judgments against nations on the State Department's terrorist list to attach embassies and certain other properties of foreign nations, despite U.S. laws and treaty obligations barring such attachment.
- Determination to Waive Requirements Relating to Blocked Property of Terrorist-List States Presidential Determination No. 99-1 October 21, 1998
- DALEY PRAISES PASSAGE OF ANTI-BRIBERY LEGISLATION USIA 21 October 1998 -- U.S. Commerce Secretary William Daley praised the Congress for passage of an international treaty that would make it an offense to bribe foreign officials in the pursuit of business.
- CASTRO / CUBAN SPIES Voice of America 20 October 1998 -- CUBAN PRESIDENT FIDEL CASTRO IS ADMITTING HE SENT CUBANS
TO SPY ON THE UNITED STATES, BUT ALSO ACCUSES THE U-S GOVERNMENT
OF SPYING ON HIS COUNTRY.
- MEXICO-SALINAS Voice of America 20 October 1998 -- SWISS AUTHORITIES HAVE ORDERED THE CONFISCATION OF MORE
THAN $100 MILLION DOLLARS BELONGING TO RAUL SALINAS, BROTHER OF
FORMER MEXICAN PRESIDENT CARLOS SALINAS. THEY SAY MR. SALINAS
LAUNDERED DRUG MONEY FROM 1988 TO 1994 WHEN HIS BROTHER WAS
- PINOCHET / LATAM Voice of America 20 October 1998 -- NON-GOVERNMENTAL GROUPS AROUND SOUTH AMERICA WELCOME THE
DETENTION OF FORMER CHILEAN DICTATOR AUGUSTO PINOCHET IN LONDON.
- PINOCHET / INTERNATIONAL LAW Voice of America 20 October 1998 -- BRITAIN'S DETENTION OF FORMER CHILEAN DICTATOR AUGUSTO PINOCHET MAY HELP BREAK NEW GROUND IN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW BY MAKING IT HARDER FOR THOSE ACCUSED OF CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY TO ESCAPE JUSTICE.
- GENERAL PINOCHET'S ARREST STIRS CONTROVERSY Voice of America 20 October 1998 -- THE ARREST OF FORMER CHILEAN DICTATOR GENERAL AUGUSTO PINOCHET BY BRITISH POLICE ON AN INTERNATIONAL WARRANT ISSUED BY
A SPANISH JUDGE IS CAUSING GREAT REACTION IN THE U-S PRESS.
- IRAQ / U-S Voice of America 20 October 1998 -- OPPONENTS OF IRAQ'S PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN ARE WELCOMING A MOVE BY THE U-S CONGRESS, AUTHORIZING MILITARY AID TO HELP OUST THE IRAQI LEADER. BUT THE CONGRESSIONAL ACTION HAS PROMPTED RENEWED BICKERING WITHIN THE OPPOSITION MOVEMENT.
- IRAQI OPPOSITION Voice of America 20 October 1998 -- A NEW PLAN APPROVED BY THE U-S CONGRESS TO FINANCE IRAQI OPPOSITION GROUPS IS DRAWING BOTH PRAISE AND CRITICISM IN WASHINGTON.
- STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT October 20, 1998 -- Today I have signed into law H.R. 3694, the "Intelligence
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999." The Act authorizes Fiscal Year
1999 appropriations for U.S. intelligence and intelligence-related
- CONTINUATION OF EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO SIGNIFICANT NARCOTICS TRAFFICKERS CENTERED IN COLOMBIA The White House - October 19, 1998
- IDAS/MATT system guides 20th Special Operation Squadron 19 October 1998 -- (AFPN) -- The 20th Special Operations Squadron's MH-53J Pave Lows, already among the world's most sophisticated helicopters, are now being equipped with a powerful new capability. The modification, called the Interactive Defensive Avionics System/Multi-Mission Advanced Tactical Terminal, or IDAS/MATT, provides aircrews with a new level of readiness and efficiency.
- PINOCHET / ALLENDE Voice of America 19 October 1998 -- CHILEAN CONGRESSWOMAN ISABEL ALLENDE HAS WELCOMED THE
ARREST OF FORMER DICTATOR AUGUSTO PINOCHET IN LONDON.
- CHILE / PINOCHET REACT Voice of America 18 October 1998 -- THE CHILEAN GOVERNMENT HAS DISPATCHED A PROMINENT DIPLOMAT TO LONDON SUNDAY, IN AN EFFORT TO PERSUADE BRITISH AUTHORITIES TO RELEASE FORMER DICTATOR, GENERAL AUGUSTO PINOCHET, FROM CUSTODY.
- IRANIANS STILL THREATEN RUSHDIE Voice of America 17 October 1998 -- THE DEATH DECREE ITSELF STILL STANDS. MOREOVER, AN IRANIAN FOUNDATION RECENTLY INCREASED THE BOUNTY OFFERED FOR RUSHDIE'S DEATH.
- ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO Press Conference October 16, 1998 - Today I would like to talk about another step forward in the Federal Government's efforts against terrorism. For nearly a year, we have been working with other agencies to help State and local governments better respond to terrorist attack. Now, under a new agreement, the Justice Department will establish a new National Domestic Preparedness Office, staffed in part by officials from a variety of Federal agencies. This office will be housed within the FBI, and will assume overall responsibility for coordinating the government's efforts to prepare America's communities for terrorist incidents involving weapons of mass destruction.
- SALINAS INDICTMENT Voice of America 16 October 1998 -- PROSECUTORS IN MEXICO ARE PRESENTING THEIR
CRIMINAL CASE AGAINST RAUL SALINAS DE GORTARI, THE BROTHER OF
FORMER MEXICAN PRESIDENT CARLOS SALINAS DE GORTARI.
- U-S BUDGET / MILITARY SPENDING Voice of America 16 October 1998 -- THE BIGGEST CHUNK OF THE NEW MONEY -- ABOUT TWO-BILLION DOLLARS -- GOES TO INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMS.
- CARIBBEAN DRUG CONFERENCE Voice of America 16 October 1998 -- WHITE HOUSE DRUG POLICY DIRECTOR BARRY MCCAFFREY SAYS MORE INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IS NEEDED TO WIN THE WAR ON DRUGS IN THE CARIBBEAN.
- COOPERATION IS KEY AGAINST DRUGS, MCCAFFREY TELLS
CARIBBEANS By Hortense Leon USIA 16 October 1998 -- Cooperation continues to be crucial for the United States and its Caribbean friends in the ongoing work against drug trafficking, says Barry McCaffrey, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
- U.S. BUDGET DEAL ADDS $690 MILLION TO DRUG INTERDICTION By Berta Gomez USIA 16 October 1998 -- U.S. spending on international drug interdiction, eradication, and crop substitution efforts will rise by $690 million next year under the budget agreement reached by Congress on October 15.
- THIRD COMMITTEE DRAFT CALLS FOR ESTABLISHING OF AD HOC COMMITTEE TO ELABORATE CONVENTION AGAINST TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME 16 October 1998 Press Release GA/SHC/3476 -- The General Assembly would decide to establish an open-ended intergovernmental ad hoc committee to elaborate a comprehensive international convention against transnational organized crime under the provisions of one of four texts approved without a vote by the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural).
- Newest P-3C Sees Through Clouds and in the Dark By JOC Tim Adams NAVEUR NEWS SERVICE 15 October 1998 -- Patrol Squadron (VP) FIVE at NAS Sigonella, Sicily, recently received the first P-3C Orion aircraft refitted with upgrades for day or night surveillance and Standoff Land Attack Missile (SLAM) capability.
- FBI Affidavit for Arrest of David Sheldon Boone15 October 1998 Source: CRYPTOME - Hardcopy from US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia - On October 19, 1988, BOONE and
his wife entered into a voluntary separation agreement. The agreement provided that BOONE's entire United States Army pay would go to his wife, who would then furnish him with $250 per month. At USAFS Augsburg, BOONE was assigned as the senior enlistee in an Army Technical Control and Analysis Element (TCAE) unit. On one occasion in 1989 he gave "Igor" an original document entitled "Joint-Service Tactical Exploitation of National Systems (J-TENS) Manual". The document was classified TOP SECRET UMBRA,
and described the document as 300 to 400 three-hole-punched pages long.
- TRANSCRIPT: WELCH WORLDNET "DIALOGUE" ON NORTHERN IRAQ ACCORD USIA 15 October 1998 -- The objectives of the U.S.-brokered power-sharing agreement between Jalal Talabani of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, and Masoud Barzani of the Kurdish Democratic Party, is to "ensure
peace and stability in this area of northern Iraq which for many years has been plagued by factional disputes and by the interference of outside parties, and unfortunately by terrorist activity," says David Welch, Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East.
- O.A.S. TO HOLD CONFERENCE ON FIGHTING TERRORISM By Eric Green USIA 15 October 1998 -- The Organization of American States (OAS) will hold a "specialized conference" on terrorism in Mar del Plata, Argentina
November 23-24 with the goal to prevent violent acts that are said to affect the rule of law and endanger the stability of democratically-elected constitutional governments.
- U-S/ATLANTA BOMBINGS Voice of America 14 October 1998 -- FEDERAL AUTHORITIES IN WASHINGTON HAVE CHARGED FUGITIVE ERIC ROBERT RUDOLPH WITH THE 1996 BOMBING AT THE ATLANTA SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES. ERIC RUDOLPH IS NOW WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH FOUR SEPARATE BOMBINGS.
- U-N / U-S / CUBA SANCTIONS Voice of America 14 October 1998 -- THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVED A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR AN END TO THE U-S EMBARGO AGAINST CUBA.
- ERIC RUDOLPH CHARGED IN CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK BOMBING -- OCTOBER 14, 1998 -- Federal authorities today charged Eric Robert Rudolph with the fatal bombing two years ago at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park, as well as the 1997 bombings at an Atlanta area health clinic and a nightclub.
- TEXT: AARON SAYS ENCRYPTION PROTECTS PRIVACY, COMMERCE USIA 13 October 1998 -- David Aaron, U.S. undersecretary of commerce for international trade, says a balance is needed with strong encryption software so that both electronic commerce and civil society get the protection they need.
- Secretary of Defense Cohen and Qatari Foreign Minister, Joint Press Conference DoD News Briefing October 10, 1998 -- Q: It is known that President Bill Clinton wants comprehensive and just peace in the Middle East region, but Israel does not want that, so it sent Monica Lewinsky in order to have him overthrown. Why are investigations involving Monica Lewinsky leaving out this issue? Cohen: I think I understand what you are saying. (Laughter.)
- CUBA SPIES / MIAMI Voice of America 09 October 1998 -- THREE MORE SUSPECTED CUBAN SPIES, ARRESTED LAST MONTH IN SOUTH FLORIDA, HAVE PLEADED GUILTY TO SERVING THE GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT FIDEL CASTRO AS UNREGISTERED AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES.
- ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO Press Conference Thursday, October 8, 1998 -- Federal agencies are working together to develop a unified capacity in which we draw on the expertise of all the agencies involved to respond to State and locals in instances of attack by weapons of mass destruction.
- CROWE TO HEAD STATE DEPT. EMBASSY BOMBING REVIEW BOARDS USIA 08 October 1998 -- The State Department has announced that former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former US Ambassador to Great Britain William J. Crowe, Jr. will chair both of the separate Department Accountability Review Boards that will study the August bombings of the US Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
- FIGHTING INTERNATIONAL CORRUPTION Secretary of Commerce William M. Daley, The Washington Times 08 October 1998 -- The United States Congress now has an ideal opportunity to lead in the fight against international corruption by implementing the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. Legislation to do just that passed the Senate in July and is now pending in the House of Representatives.
- DoD News Briefing - Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. John J. Hamre , October 8, 1998 - What has happened is over the years we have had an explosion of use of Internet-based technology and homepages and web sites across the board. This was never really viewed systematically from a counterintelligence and from a strategic security standpoint.
- CLARKE SAYS U.S. WILL REVAMP ANTI-TERRORISM MEASURES By Susan Ellis USIA 08 October 1998 -- The Clinton administration will reorganize its structure for responding to a terrorist attack involving chemical or biological weapons following complaints that "it has been woefully fragmented," says the National Coordinator for Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Counter-Terrorism.
- CLARKE PREVIEWS NEW U.S. STEPS TO COUNTER TERRORISM USIA 07 October 1998 -- "We will not tolerate terrorist organizations acquiring or maintaining stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, says the Clinton administration's National Coordinator for Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Counter-Terrorism. Richard Clarke says the administration is reorganizing to improve its ability to respond to a terrorist attack involving such weapons.
- SENATE-AFGHANISTAN Voice of America 08 October 1998 -- THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION IS WARNING AFGHANISTAN MAY
FACE MORE MISSILE STRIKES IF ACCUSED TERRORIST OSAMA BIN LADEN CONTINUES TO OPERATE ON AFGHAN TERRITORY.
- SUPER WEAPONS THREAT Voice of America 08 October 1998 -- WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION ARE A FEARSOME PROSPECT, BUT NOT NECESSARILY AN IMMEDIATE THREAT. THAT SEEMED TO BE THE CONSENSUS OF PARTICIPANTS AT A CONFERENCE ON BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL TERRORISM.
- TERROR/SUSPECT PLEA Voice of America 08 October 1998 -- THREE SUSPECTS ENTERED NOT GUILTY PLEAS TO CHARGES THEY WERE PART OF A TERRORIST CONSPIRACY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BOMBING OF TWO U-S EMBASSIES IN AFRICA.
- U-S/CUBA SPIES Voice of America 08 October 1998 -- TWO OF TEN SUSPECTED CUBAN SPIES ARRESTED LAST MONTH IN SOUTH FLORIDA HAVE PLEADED GUILTY TO SERVING THE GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT FIDEL CASTRO AS UNREGISTERED AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES.
- MEXICO/SALINAS MILLIONS Voice of America 07 October 1998 -- MEXICAN INVESTIGATORS ARE CONTINUING THEIR PROBE INTO
BANK ACCOUNTS AND PROPERTIES ALLEGEDLY USED BY RAUL SALINAS DE GORTARI TO HIDE PROFITS FROM CORRUPTION AND DRUG-TRAFFICKING.
- CORRUPTION INDEX Voice of America 07 October 1998 --
SCANDINAVIAN GOVERNMENTS ARE THE LEAST CORRUPT OF 85 COUNTRIES SURVEYED AROUND THE WORLD. THE INDEPENDENT
BERLIN-BASED GROUP CALLED 'TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL' SAYS THIS YEAR ITS INDEX RANKS DENMARK, SWEDEN AND FINLAND RANKED AT THE TOP OF THE SCALE AS THE LEAST-CORRUPT WITH AFRICAN AND LATIN AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS AT THE BOTTOM.
- Defense Courier Service returns to Air Mobility Command 06 October 1998 -- (AFPN) -- The Defense Courier Service, which delivers highly classified material under physical escort, was reassigned to Air Mobility Command Sept. 30.
- FBI & Hungary Join Forces in Fighting Crime -- October 6, 1998 -- FBI National Press Office -- The United States and Hungary today joined forces in a comprehensive plan to intensify the attack on international organized crime and terrorism in Central Europe.
- ORBITAL'S TAURUS ROCKET SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES SATELLITE FOR NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE (5 OCTOBER 1998) Company's Ground-Launched Booster adds Third Mission to Perfect Launch Record
- Richardson Names Director For DOE's Office of Intelligence
October 5, 1998 -- Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson has selected Lawrence H. Sanchez to be the Director of the Office of Intelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy. As director, Sanchez will be responsible for foreign intelligence analysis and work closely with DOE's nonproliferation, nuclear weapons, stockpile stewardship and counterintelligence programs. Sanchez will serve the Energy Department on
detail from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) beginning at the end of October.
- WAR ON TERRORISM REQUIRES NEW THINKING USIA 05 October 1998 -- "The international community has been combating terrorism for decades
and a so-called new 'war on terrorism' is misleading as a policy statement without a comprehensive strategy behind it," says Edward P. Djerejian, former Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East and South Asia, and Director of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.
- BERGER DISCUSSES TERRORISM WORLDNET "GLOBAL
EXCHANGE" 05 October 1998 -- Samuel "Sandy" Berger, National Security Adviser to
President Clinton, says the international community must join together to fight terrorism because "Terrorism is a worldwide phenomenon; it is not simply an American problem."
- CRACKING BIN LADEN'S TERROR NETWORK Voice of America 04 October 1998 -- THE U.S., IN COOPERATION WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER COUNTRIES, IS CRACKING DOWN ON THE AL-QAIDA TERRORIST NETWORK.
- FBI SAYS TERRORIST THREATS IN U.S. CLIMBING SHARPLY IN 1998 By Ralph Dannheisser USIA 02 October 1998 --
The number of credible terrorist threats and incidents in the United States has climbed significantly this year, the chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's counterterrorism planning section says.
- TARPS tourists take bigger, better snapshots By JOC Joe Staker USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) PUBLIC AFFAIRS - October 02, 1998 - TARPS pods are routinely carried under the fuselage of F-14D Tomcat fighter jets as they fly Operation Southern Watch missions, enforcing the United Nations-sanctioned "no-fly" zone over Southern Iraq.
- CANADA'S CRYPTOGRAPHY POLICY JOHN MANLEY MINISTER OF INDUSTRY TO THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB OTTAWA OCTOBER 1, 1998 -- Our policy supports electronic commerce in Canada and it provides tools for privacy protection that will help implement forthcoming legislation. It encourages the use of information technologies to protect business transactions, critical infrastructures and prevent economic espionage. It better positions Canadian manufacturers of cryptography and cryptography-related products and services to increase their sales and share in global markets.
- Pentagon Launches New Nuke Agency By Laura Myers Associated Press Thursday, October 1, 1998 -- John Pike, a security analyst for the Federation of American Scientists, applauded the Pentagon's move to have one agency deal with weapons threats. Pike said, however, that the United States isn't addressing what he called ``the most broken part'' of U.S. attempts to track and respond to weapons development -- intelligence abilities to sift through information from many sources. The CIA, Defense Intelligence Agency and others don't work closely enough, he said.
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