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Bush realigns FBI, CIA counterterrorism operations

In a major shakeup in the war on terrorism, President Bush has ordered the counterterrorism operations of the FBI and CIA to move into a new center overseen by the director of the CIA. The center will provide a national clearinghouse for the analysis of terrorist-related information. Addressing an audience of federal, state and local government employees at FBI headquarters Friday, the president said that the FBI’s counterterrorism division and the CIA’s counterterrorism center will move under one roof as part of the new Terrorist Threat Integration Center, which the president announced in his State of the Union address in January. The White House later said in statement that the new organization would have “unfettered access to all terrorist threat intelligence information,” regardless of what agency collected it. Full Story

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