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  • Sept. 11 detainees in Guantanamo get copies of CIA torture report

    12/16/2014 10:50:29 AM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    LATIMES ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Richard A. Serrano
    As defense attorneys for five alleged Sept. 11 plotters began sharing the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture with their clients in Guantanamo Bay, a U.S. military prosecutor predicted the findings will make the trial more transparent..Army Brigadier Gen. Mark Martins, the chief prosecutor, acknowledged that last week’s release of the torture report gives the defense side the advantage of seeing their long-running complaints about torture at CIA detention sites officially documented.
  • 'Sober,' Not 'Political': Halperin and Peters Defend Feinstein CIA Report

    12/10/2014 5:30:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who were those guys on Morning Joe today—two Feinstein staffers? Nope, they were Mark Halperin and Jeremy Peters, making like Dem aides in defending the report on the CIA that Dem Senator Diane Feinstein released yesterday. Halperin, head of Bloomberg Politics, had the chutzpah to claim that the report was not "political." Peters of the New York Times then chimed in to claim that in releasing the report the Senate conducted itself in a "sober" way. View the video here.
  • Earnest: Even if Enhanced Interrogations Did Help Find bin Laden, It Wasn't Worth Damage Done to US

    12/08/2014 1:30:50 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 27 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 8, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    EARNEST: The president's view is wherever you come down on this equation of yes, it yielded information that was helpful, yes it yielded information that was crucial, or no it didn't yield any helpful information. The president believes regardless of what the answer to that question is, that the use of these techniques was not worth it because of the harm that was done to our national values and the sense of what we believe in as Americans.
  • CIA: Iran capable of producing nukes

    03/30/2010 7:58:33 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 65 replies · 1,780+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2010 | Bill Gertz
    Iran is poised to begin producing nuclear weapons after its uranium program expansion in 2009, even though it has had problems with thousands of its centrifuges, according to a newly released CIA report. "Iran continues to develop a range of capabilities that could be applied to producing nuclear weapons, if a decision is made to do so," the annual report to Congress states. A U.S. official involved in countering weapons proliferation said the Iranians are "keeping the door open to the possibility of building a nuclear weapon."
  • CIA Missed Chances to Tackle al-Qaida

    08/26/2007 8:00:15 AM PDT · by VxH · 24 replies · 954+ views
    Associated Press - Military.Com ^ | August 22, 2007 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - It took an act of Congress to force the CIA to lift the veil on its watchdog's internal investigation that lays out the agency's many failures in the months and years before Sept. 11, 2001. Three CIA directors disparaged the document. Multiple requests under the Freedom of Information Act collected dust. Finally, on Tuesday, with the clock ticking on Congress' 30-day deadline to release the report, CIA Director Michael Hayden reluctantly caved in. Completed in June 2005, the report lays out in greater detail what has long been known: The CIA's top leaders failed to use their available...
  • Failure at the CIA(Rich Lowry)

    08/24/2007 8:28:56 AM PDT · by kellynla · 14 replies · 611+ views
    real clear politics ^ | August 24, 2007 | Rich Lowry
    The new report from the CIA's inspector general about the spy agency's pre-9/11 failings could be titled, "What We Did During Our Holiday From History." The stretch between the end of the Cold War and the Sept. 11 attacks was supposed to be a shiny new era of globalized peace and prosperity, to which an intelligence service was considered quaintly irrelevant. The CIA conformed to the zeitgeist by remaining quaintly irrelevant. George Tenet presided over the agency, failing his way to the second-longest tenure of any director of central intelligence, a Presidential Medal of Freedom and a $4 million book...
  • CIA: Asleep At The Switch (Bill Press Barf)

    08/23/2007 7:48:47 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 14 replies · 446+ views
    Bill Press ^ | 08/28/2007 | Bill Press
    CIA: Asleep At The Switch August 23, 2007 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In the days and weeks following Sept. 11, how many times did we hear some terrorism expert say: If only the CIA had known al-Qaida operatives were in the United States, this tragedy might never have happened? Well, now it turns out they did know — but did nothing about it. In an explosive report, the inspector general of the United States concludes that CIA agents had tracked two of the Sept. 11 hijackers, Nawaf al-Hamzi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, from a terrorist summit in Malaysia to the United States. CIA officials...
  • CIA criticizes former chief over terror readiness

    08/21/2007 6:08:45 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 6 replies · 321+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | Tuesday, August 21, 2007 | By David Stout and Mark Mazzetti
    WASHINGTON: George Tenet, the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, recognized the danger posed by Al Qaeda well before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but failed to adequately prepare the CIA to meet the threat, according to an internal agency report that was released in summary form Tuesday.
  • It Wasn't All The CIA's Fault

    08/22/2007 5:38:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 692+ views
    IBD ^ | August 22, 2007
    Intelligence: A highly critical CIA report details the spy agency's failings during the 1990s in preventing the 9/11 attacks. But as the report makes clear, the Clinton administration also deserves a big piece of the blame. The scathing look into the CIA's many failures before 9/11 makes for some depressing reading. The CIA at various times knew information that it didn't pass along to others, or ignored things it should have paid closer attention to. The headlines tell it all. "CIA missed chances to tackle al-Qaida." "Head of CIA 'failed to stop' al-Qaida's 9/11 attacks on America." "C.I.A. Lays Out...
  • Unclassified report from CIA Iraq WMD Program as of June 2001

    11/24/2005 2:55:33 PM PST · by SBD1 · 25 replies · 1,917+ views
    Unclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to WMD ^ | 1 January Through 30 June 2001 | Director of Central Intelligence
    ATTACHMENTUnclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions,  1 January Through 30 June 2001 IraqBaghdad has refused since December 1998 to allow United Nations inspectors into Iraq as required by Security Council Resolution 687.  In spite of ongoing UN efforts to establish a follow-on inspection regime comprising the UN Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and the IAEA’s Iraq Action Team, no UN inspections occurred during this reporting period.  Moreover, the automated video monitoring systemsinstalled by the UN at known and suspect WMD facilities in Iraq are still not...
  • Former CIA Director Tenet Threatens Disclosures?

    09/02/2005 8:47:53 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 58 replies · 2,899+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/2/05 | NewsMax
    Former CIA director George Tenet, said to be the target of what the Washington Times called "a scathing report by Inspector General John Helgerson” - may go public with embarrassing disclosures about the Bush administration and its actions leading up to Sept. 11, 2001. The CIA report, prepared as the result of a 17-month investigation by a team of 11 CIA officials, blames Tenet and several top CIA officials for its failure pre-9/11 to deal with al-Qaida. But former Reagan White House aide and intelligence expert John B. Roberts II, quoting an anonymous source close to Tenet, wrote in Thursday's...
  • Tenet could face 9/11 reprimand

    08/26/2005 3:21:57 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 13 replies · 541+ views
    Gaurdian ^ | Friday August 26, 2005 | David Fickling and agencies
    The former CIA director George Tenet is among more than a dozen current and former officials who could be subject to disciplinary proceedings over the agency's performance before the September 11 attacks. A classified report by the CIA's independent watchdog, delivered to the US Congress on Tuesday night, sharply criticised more than a dozen senior officials at the CIA, including Mr Tenet, former clandestine service chief Jim Pavitt and former counterterrorism centre head Cofer Black. The report, the fruit of a two-year investigation by CIA inspector-general John Helgerson, recommended that the officials be placed before accountability boards - the agency's...
  • C.I.A. Report Said to Fault Pre-9/11 Leadership

    08/26/2005 2:58:43 PM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 36 replies · 1,674+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 26, 2005 | By SCOTT SHANE and JAMES RISEN
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 - A long-awaited C.I.A. inspector general's report on the agency's performance before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks includes detailed criticism of more than a dozen former and current agency officials, aiming its sharpest language at George J. Tenet, the former director, according to a former intelligence officer who was briefed on the findings and another government official who has seen the report.
  • Report faults dozens of CIA officials-NY Times

    08/26/2005 6:06:59 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 22 replies · 725+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2005 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A long-awaited CIA inspector general's report on the agency's performance before the September 11, 2001, attacks includes detailed criticism of more than a dozen former and current agency officials, the New York Times reported on Friday. The highly classified report aims its sharpest language at former CIA Director George Tenet, who is censured for failing to develop and carry out a strategic plan to take on al Qaeda in the years before 2001, even after he wrote in a 1998 memo to intelligence agencies that "we are at war" with it, the paper said, citing current and...
  • CIA Panel: 9/11 Failure Warrants Action

    08/25/2005 5:13:20 PM PDT · by ARealMothersSonForever · 140 replies · 4,056+ views
    AP ^ | August 25, 2005 | KATHERINE SHRADER
    WASHINGTON - The CIA's independent watchdog has recommended disciplinary reviews for current and former officials who were involved in failed intelligence efforts before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, The Associated Press has learned. CIA Director Porter Goss now must decide whether the disciplinary proceedings go forward. The proceedings, formally called an accountability board, were recommended by the CIA inspector general, John Helgerson. It remains unclear which people are identified for the accountability boards in the highly classified report spanning hundreds of pages. The report was delivered to Congress Tuesday night. Following a two-year review into what went wrong before...
  • CIA Report to Reveal Failures over 9/11

    08/24/2005 11:16:09 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 18 replies · 589+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005 | newsmax
    CIA Report to Reveal Failures over 9/11NewsMax.com WiresWednesday, Aug. 24, 2005 CIA Director Porter Goss personally delivered to Congress the findings of the agency's inspector general report on the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, opening a debate about how much of the highly classified and critical document should be made public. The report, which congressional officials had yet to review Tuesday evening, is a hard-hitting chronicle of actions taken by individuals and the CIA bureaucracy before the attacks nearly four years ago. The findings are expected to highlight failures of specific individuals, according to present and former government officials...
  • NYT: Congress Given Internal Report on C.I.A. Role

    08/24/2005 6:24:44 AM PDT · by OESY · 19 replies · 1,937+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2005 | SCOTT SHANE
    Porter J. Goss, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, delivered a long-awaited internal report to Congress on Monday night that is said to give a harsh assessment of the agency's performance before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Mr. Goss, who was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee before his appointment last year as head of the C.I.A., hand-delivered two copies of the classified report to staff members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. The copies of the report, which is several hundred pages, were placed in committee safes and were not to be opened at least until...
  • CIA Sends Finished 9/11 Report to Panels

    08/23/2005 5:09:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 678+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/23/05 | Katherine Shrader - AP
    WASHINGTON - CIA Director Porter Goss personally delivered to Congress the findings of the agency's inspector general report on the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, opening a debate about how much of the highly classified and critical document should be made public. The report, which congressional officials had yet to review Tuesday evening, is a hard-hitting chronicle of actions taken by individuals and the CIA bureaucracy before the attacks nearly four years ago. The findings are expected to highlight failures of specific individuals, according to present and former government officials speaking on condition of anonymity. Goss had told Congress earlier...
  • U.N. Response to Probe Troubles Senators

    11/11/2004 5:24:30 PM PST · by maine-iac7 · 3 replies · 651+ views
    FOX News ^ | Thursday, November 11, 2004 | FOX news
    Two U.S. senators investigating the U.N. Oil-for-Food (search) program have told U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (search) in a letter that they were "troubled"....
  • VANITY: CIA Report - Checkmate, Bush

    10/08/2004 12:42:02 PM PDT · by sanchmo · 45 replies · 1,895+ views
    CIA Report ^ | vanity
    The Iraq report clearly states: 1. Saddam was the one who misled on WMD. His grand strategy was to convince the world he still had WMD, hoping to deter both Iran and the US - it was a bluff and a tremendous blunder. Even his own generals believed he had WMD until the very last minute. (If Bush was deliberately misleading, why would his administration have a report come out just before elections contradicting the lies?) 2. Saddam used the Oil-for-Food Program to build up his treasure chest, and to bribe the UN, its member countries, and inspectors and journalists...