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Spychief Wants to Tap Into Cyberspace

Spychief Mike McConnell is drafting a plan to protect America’s cyberspace that will raise privacy issues and make the current debate over surveillance law look like “a walk in the park,” McConnell tells The New Yorker. “This is going to be a goat rope on the Hill. My prediction is that we’re going to screw around with this until something horrendous happens.”

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DNI Weighs in on Waterboarding

Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell said in a magazine interview that waterboarding “would be torture” if used against him or if someone under interrogation actually was taking water into his lungs. But McConnell declined for legal reasons to say whether the technique categorically should be considered torture. AP – Click here to view the… Keep Reading

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Showdown Over Destroyed CIA Tapes This Week

In a closed door hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Congress plans to ask why the CIA destroyed tapes showing interrogations of suspected Al Qaeda operatives. Was it a cover-up?

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Sen. Hutchison On Defensive Over Border Fence Amendment

In an uncharacteristic display of public frustration with party colleagues, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on Friday sharply criticized two Republican congressmen who had accused her of a stealth effort to derail the fence along the US-Mexico border.

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Congress May Track Threat Reduction More Closely

An omnibus federal funding bill that President Bush signed into law late last month includes provisions intended to allow Congress to more closely monitor progress in nuclear threat reduction efforts.

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FBI Wiretaps Dropped Due to Unpaid Bills

Telephone companies have cut off FBI wiretaps used to eavesdrop on suspected criminals because of the bureau’s repeated failures to pay phone bills on time. A Justice Department audit released Thursday blamed the lost connections on the FBI’s lax oversight of money used in undercover investigations. In one office alone, unpaid costs for wiretaps from… Keep Reading

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Lawmaker: Protect Presidential Hopefuls

All presidential candidates still in the race should have Secret Service protection because their diversity and the media attention they attract present terrorists "a potent, high-profile target to make a statement," a House chairman wrote Wednesday to Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff.

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White House Told to Answer E-Mail Query

A federal magistrate has ordered the White House to reveal whether copies of missing e-mail messages written from 2003 to 2005 during an investigation into the disclosure of the name of CIA operative are stored in computer backup files. NY Times – Click here to view the entire story. Keep Reading

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Ex-CIA Aide Won’t Testify on Tapes Without Immunity

A lawyer for Jose A. Rodriguez Jr., the former Central Intelligence Agency official who in 2005 ordered the destruction of videotapes of harsh interrogations of prisoners at a secret site overseas, has told Congress that Mr. Rodriguez will not testify about the tapes without a grant of immunity, a person familiar with the discussions said Wednesday.

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Anti-terror Center Adds Crime Focus

In a windowless office at Chicago police headquarters, Detective John Benigno checks out several computer databases in an effort to identify the owner of a truck like one seen at a murder scene. When he’s done, he will send a package of information to the detectives working on the case, keeping investigators on the street… Keep Reading

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If Your Hard Drive Could Testify …

A couple of years ago, Michael T. Arnold landed at the Los Angeles International Airport after a 20-hour flight from the Philippines. He had his laptop with him, and a customs officer took a look at what was on his hard drive. Clicking on folders called “Kodak pictures” and “Kodak memories,” the officer found child… Keep Reading

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NIEM to Ingest Intelligence Tags

Systems that deploy the National Information Exchange Model will now be able to use a classification schema heretofore unavailable for public use, according to NIEM administrators. Finalized in 2004, the Intelligence Community Information Security Marking (IC-ISM) offered a set of tags that could be used to mark sensitive documents with the classification levels and conditions.… Keep Reading

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US Ponders Larger CIA Role In Pakistan

President Bush’s senior national security advisers are debating whether to expand the authority of the Central Intelligence Agency and the military to conduct far more aggressive covert operations in the tribal areas of Pakistan. The debate is a response to intelligence reports that Al Qaeda and the Taliban are intensifying efforts there to destabilize the… Keep Reading

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UK: Facing a Sustained Threat

LONDON, JULY 2, 2007 - A mere 36 hours after the London Mercedes bombs were discovered, security services' worst fears came to life as terrorists struck again in the United Kingdom. While the attempt to drive a jeep into Glasgow International Airport was hampered by an incompetence that is increasingly becoming the hallmark of the terrorist group that’s behind the failed explosions, the arrival of Baghdad-style Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devises (VBIEDs) - both suicide and remote detonated - to Britain's shores opens a new door in the war on terror here.

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London Plot Thwarted and the Establishment of a New Norm?

LONDON, JUNE 30, 2007 - In what appears to be a message to new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, terrorists have targeted London with a pair of car bombs in the heart of the city's theatre district. With elements that are clearly recognizable from previously foiled plots, this new attempted attack appears to show terrorists are still very active in the United Kingdom and eager to reap carnage more normally suited to Baghdad than London.

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