October 2003 Intelligence News
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- Communist Party of Nepal Designated as Foreign Terrorist Organization, State Department notice, Federal Register, October 31.
- President Bush: Remarks on 9/11 and the President's Daily Brief / Leaks, press conference, October 28. "It's important for the writers of the presidential daily brief to feel comfortable that the documents will never be politicized and/or unnecessarily exposed for public purview."
- Spies Attack White House Secrecy by Noah Shachtman, Wired News, October 16. "There's a 'total meltdown' in America's intelligence services -- and the Bush administration's penchant for secrecy is one of the major reasons why, current and former top U.S. spooks charged Tuesday."
- Rumsfeld Memo on Global War on Terrorism, from Secretary Rumsfeld to Gen. Myers, Wolfowitz, et al, October 16. "Today we lack metrics to know if we are winning or losing the global war on terror."
- Statement from the 9-11 Commission, October 15. "We have voted to issue a subpoena to the FAA for the documents we have already requested.... The Commission will continue to evaluate whether it will be necessary to ask the Congress to extend the statutory deadline."
- FBI Seeks Candidates to Serve as Language Translators, FBI press release, October 14. "The FBI needs to have linguists who not only speak the language, but also understand the culture, and the country."
- Statement from the 9-11 Commission, October 10. "Although we can report substantial progress, the Commission is continuing to press for necessary access to some key items."
- Foreign Terrorist Organization: Aliases and Additional Names, State Department notice, Federal Register, October 10.
- Senators Criticize White House Leak Investigation, letter to President Bush, October 9. "We write to express our continuing concerns regarding the manner in which your Administration is conducting the investigation into the apparently criminal leaking of a covert CIA operative's identity."
- Experts See Delay Tactic in CIA Leak Case by Deb Riechmann, Associated Press, October 8. "The White House began shipping documents to the FBI for its CIA leak investigation after screening the material, a concern for some constitutional experts who say that gives the Bush administration room to withhold information."
- White House Press Briefing on the White House Leak Investigation with Scott McClellan, October 7. "The President has made it very clear that the leaking of classified information is a serious matter, and he takes it very seriously."
- Remarks by President Bush: Excerpts on the White House Leak Investigation, October 7. "This is a town of -- where a lot of people leak. And I've constantly expressed my displeasure with leaks, particularly leaks of classified information."
- Remarks by President Bush: Excerpts on the White House Leak Investigation, October 6. "This is a very serious matter, and our administration takes it seriously."
- Last casualty of war? by Alex Massie, Scotsman on Sunday, October 5. "Politicians loathe leaks that prove hostile to their interests but routinely leak selected information to favoured journalists to help get their message out and cast their policies in a favourable light."
- White House Press Briefing: Excerpts on the White House Leak Investigation with Scott McClellan, October 2. "What we are focused on is getting to the bottom of this investigation. That's what the President wants to happen."
- Redesignation of Foreign Terrorist Organizations, State Dept Notice, Federal Register, October 2, 2003
- White House Press Briefing on the White House Leak Investigation with Scott McClellan, October 1. "The President has directed the White House to cooperate fully, that message was sent as soon as he learned of the investigation."
- Novak unlikely to do time, and vows not to give up source by Abdon M. Pallasch, Chicago Sun-Times, October 1. "Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak is unlikely to spend time behind bars for printing the name of a CIA employee -- and whoever it was who leaked him the name is also unlikely to do jail time, legal experts predicted."
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