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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The U.S. Intelligence Community: Selected Cross-Cutting Issues

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Secrecy,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R44455.pdf

Focuses on management issues that affect the Intelligence Community’s ability to counter pervasive and emerging threats.  Describes 8 issues of importance including a policy of continuous evaluation as a substitute for polygraph tests to monitor employee behavior and reliability.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/SASC_Unclassified_2016_ATA_SFR_FINAL.pdf

Presents the U.S. Intelligence Community’s 2016 assessment of threats to U.S. national security. Covers regional and global threats, including cyber and technology, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, outer space, transnational organized crime, economics, and natural resources. From the Director of National Intelligence.

 

DIA Declassified: A Sourcebook

Categories: Cuba,Defense/Military,Govt Information,Iraq,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB534-DIA-Declassified-Sourcebook/

A collection of 51 declassified documents from the history of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Includes an internal memo about the Iraqi defector named Curveball and the false intelligence about Iraq’s supposed WMD weapons. Also the DIA role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. From the National Security Archive

 

Report to the Director of National Intelligence on the Fort Hood and Northwest Flight 253 Incidents

Categories: Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

http://fas.org/irp/eprint/fthood.pdf

Release of a declassified but heavily redacted report on two notable terrorist incidents with observations on problems in intelligence gathering and analysis which contributes to military and civilian vulnerability to terrorism. From the Intelligence Committee Review Panel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Secret CIA Report: Pinochet “Personally Ordered “ Washington Car-Bombing

Categories: Chile,Crime/Justice,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB532-The-Letelier-Moffitt-Assassination-Papers/

Three declassified documents which implicate former Chile leader Augusto Pinochet in the 1976 murder in Washington DC of Orlando Letelier, an official in the government of the former president, Salvador Allende. From the State Department, posted by the National Security Archive

 

Wrongful Classification of Information Regarding CIA Torture, in Violation of Executive Order 13526

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Iraq,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.openthegovernment.org/sites/default/files/ISOO_Complaint_CIA_torture.pdf

Complaint filed by a private organization with the Information Security Oversight Office of the federal government alleging that the Central Intelligence Agency is improperly classifying information related to mistreatment of prisoners during the Iraq War period. From Openthegovernment.org

 

The Collection of Presidential Briefing Products from 1961 to 1969

Categories: Headlines,History,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.foia.cia.gov/collection/PDBs

A collection of 2,500 declassified President’s Daily Briefs from the Kennedy and Johnson administations. The PDBs were highly confidential documents, summarizing daily intelligence and analysis on national security issues usually for the President, Vice-President, Secretaries of Defense and State, and National Security Adviser. From the Central Intelligence Agency FOIA Electronic Reading Room

 

Barack Obama v. Larry Klayman

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Headlines,Homeland Security,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/ED64DC482F286F1785257EAF004F71E8/$file/14-5004-1570210.pdf

Federal appeals court decision overturning a District Court case which had blocked the National Security Agency from gathering phone information on U.S. citizens.  The judge ruled that the conservative activist lacked standing to sue the agency, because he lacked evidence that records involving his calls had been collected.  From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

 

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