06 Feb 2006

Here we go again . . .

. . . Same old stuff again . . . UPI reports that even during the “long war” recruiting intelligence officers isn’t a cake walk: U.S.News & World Report said Saturday the CIA would not be able to meet a demand by members of Congress and President George W. Bush

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06 Feb 2006

What? You Worry?

Written to cast more shadows on the NSA terrorist surveillance program, but the bottom line issue is captured in the beginning of this piece in the Washington Post: Fewer than 10 U.S. citizens or residents a year, according to an authoritative account, have aroused enough suspicion during warrantless eavesdropping to

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03 Feb 2006

Terror Web Watch for February 3, 2006

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03 Feb 2006

Intelligence? Sold!

One thing has been strikingly absent from the public debate about the terrorist surveillance program run by the National Security Agency: Perspective. While we may not know the full scope of the use of personal information by our intelligence services, we know quite a bit about the routine use and

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03 Feb 2006

Tick, tick, tick . . .

Slate takes a brief look at intel whiste-blowers and the potential significance of Russ’ testimony next week. I’m particularly fond of the wrap-up: Sources in addition to Tice sketched out the wiretapping program for the Times. But since the revelations became public, no one else has come forward. In an

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03 Feb 2006

Bond, Jane Bond

This was just too good to pass up, and a nice way to lighten the mood on a Friday. New Zealand filmmaker Lee Tamahori, who directed the James Bond movie “Die Another Day,” has been arrested in a Hollywood prostitution sting while dressed in drag. Tamahori, 55, was arrested on

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03 Feb 2006

And I Thought Eliot Jardines . . .

. . . had the toughest most thankless job in the Community: Agency: Office of the Director of National Intelligence Job Announcement Number: TBD-2-13-2006 SALARY RANGE: 107,521.00 – 139,774.00 USD per year OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, February 02, 2006 to Friday, February 10, 2006 SERIES & GRADE: GS-0300,0000-15/15 POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time

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02 Feb 2006

Stop, Hey, What’s that Sound?

A visitor is concerned: Lately, and for reasons I do not understand, this site is regularly visited by The Department of Defense, at times particularly the CIFA arm of DOD, The United States Department of State, and yesterday, the U.S. General Accounting Office.(There are many, many more governmental entities that

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02 Feb 2006

Don’t get all warm & fuzzy just yet

The Washington Times allows for a moment of reflection: Despite statements by senior al Qaeda leaders, U.S. intelligence agencies do not have information indicating the group is ready to conduct a major attack, U.S. counterterrorism officials said. […] there are no signs of an impending attack like the hijacked airline

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02 Feb 2006

Deny? Oh, DNI!

The Washington Post discovers the open secret: John D. Negroponte is to give a Capitol Hill briefing this morning on threats at home and abroad, as lawmakers express varying degrees of concern about whether he has moved quickly enough to establish his leadership as the nation’s first director of national

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