Newer News: August 2006
July 2006 Intelligence News
- Judge: Spy satellite budget can be FOIA-ed by Shaun Waterman, United Press International, July 27. "A U.S. judge has ordered the agency that builds spy satellites to process its budget request from last year for release under the Freedom of Information Act."
- NSA strives to plug leaks by Siobhan Gorman, Baltimore Sun, July 23. "The National Security Agency has mounted an increasingly aggressive campaign to root out disclosures to the news media, including a new policy that could require every agency employee to hunt for leaks, current and former intelligence officials said."
- Fact Checking Difficult and Infrequent in CIA Reports, Raw Story, July 18. "Fact checking the contents of reports published by the CIA is very difficult because of the agency's routine publishing procedures, RAW STORY has learned."
- Andorra Ratifies Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, CTBT Organization news release, July 17. "Andorra deposited its instrument of ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) with the United Nations Secretary-General on 12 July 2006, bringing the total number of ratifications to 134."
- Armenia Ratifies Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, CTBT Organization news release, July 17. "Armenia deposited its instrument of ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) with the United Nations Secretary-General on 12 July 2006, bringing the total number of ratifications to 133."
- A Novel-Like Tale Of Cloak, Dagger Unfolds in Court by Josh Gerstein, New York Sun, July 14. "The narrative about a veteran State Department official smitten with a younger Taiwanese intelligence officer reads like a John le Carré novel."
- An Alphabetical Listing of Blocked Persons, Terrorists and Narcotics Traffickers from the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control, Federal Register, July 13.
- Fighting Insurgents, By the Book by Fred Kaplan, Washington Post, July 9 (also in Slate, July 8). "Two messages flutter between the lines of the Army's new field manual on counterinsurgency wars. One is that Pentagon planning for the Iraq war's aftermath was at least as crass, inattentive to the lessons of history, and contrary to basic political and military principles as the war's harshest critics have charged. The other is that as a nation we may simply be ill-suited to fighting these kinds of wars."
Older News: June 2006
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