February 2001 Intelligence News
- Still Spy Vs. Spy for Russia, U.S. by Nancy Menac, Associated Press, February 21. "FBI agent Robert Hanssen's alleged espionage for Russia provides fresh evidence that the United States and Moscow are still very much engaged in spy-vs.-spy intrigue."
- FBI Affidavit in Support of Arrest of Robert Philip Hanssen on Espionage Charges, February 20.
- Veteran FBI Agent Arrested and Charged With Espionage, FBI press release, February 20. Robert Philip Hanssen, age 56, was charged with committing espionage by providing highly classified national security information to Russia and the former Soviet Union.
- Clinton Ignored CIA in Pardoning Intelligence Analyst by Vernon Loeb, The Washington Post, February 17. "President Clinton ignored a recommendation from the CIA last month when he pardoned former Navy intelligence analyst Samuel L. Morison, the only government official ever convicted of leaking classified information to the media."
- Controversial UAV Could Get Leapfrogged by Bush by Amy Butler, Inside the Air Force, February 16. "The Air Force's Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle program could fall victim to President Bush's suggestion that the Pentagon should skip a generation of military hardware."
- Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Comment on Testimony of DCI Tenet, February 9. "It would have been difficult to expect from the CIA chief any thoroughly thought out assessments with regard to us. But, even despite this, a number of pronouncements
made by Tenet cause, mildly speaking, bewilderment."
- The Prosecution Unravels: The Case of Wen Ho Lee, by Matthew Purdy with James Sterngold, New York Times, February 5. "Whatever the evidence of deception, ... the prosecution's most powerful charges unraveled as defense lawyers homed in on gaps in the case."
- The Making of a Suspect: The Case of Wen Ho Lee, by Matthew Purdy, New York Times, February 4. "Ultimately, the case of Wen Ho Lee was a spy story in which the most tantalizing mystery was whether the central character ever was a spy."
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