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National Security Archive Collection


The National Security Archive is a non-governmental, non-profit research and archival institution located within The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.. It archives and publishes declassified U.S. government files concerning selected topics of American foreign policy. The Archive collects and analyzes the documents of many various government institutions obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive then selects documents to be published in the form of manuscripts and microfiche.

 
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Honorable Colleen Koilar-Kotelly United States District Court for ...

By: Department of National Security

The Judiciary Committee is conducting oversight on the activities of the Department of Justice, including the FBI, on warrants under the Foreign intelligence Surveillance Act-While the Committee appreciates the sensitivity on separation of powers, the Committee respectfully requests an opportunity for two members, one from each party, to meet infoimally with you or others on the Court, as you deem appropriate, to discuss the procedures for issuance of warrants under the ...

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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

By: Department of National Security

The undersigned are committed to ensuring the protection of our nation?s security in a manner consistent with the Bill of Rights and the rule of law. We commend your efforts to hold hearings on the warrantless wiretapping activities of the Administration. You have reached an agreement with the White House on new legislation, and the President has given you his commitment that he will submit his program for review if the legislation is enacted. With the greatest respect f...

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Brief of Amici Curiae the Center for National Security Studies and...

By: Department of National Security

The Center for National Security Studies and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, Inc. (amici) respectfully submit this brief to address the legal issues raised by the physical searches of defendants?homes that were conducted under the auspices of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), 50 U.S.C. 1801 et sea., as amended (1994). To summarize, amici submit that the Court should consider the following: FISA was originally enacted in 1978 to establish a...

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Intelligence Policy Staff Statement No. 7

By: Department of National Security

Members of the Commission, with your help, your staff has developed initial findings to present to the public on the use of our intelligence agencies in countering terrorism. These findings may help frame some of the issues for these hearings and inform the development of your judgments and recommendations. Today we will focus on the role of the Central Intelligence Agency as an instrument of national policy. The issues related to the collection of intelligence, analysis...

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China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missile...

By: Department of National Security

Congress has long been concerned about whether U.S. policy advances the U.S. interest in reducing the role of the People?s Republic of China (PRC) in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and missiles and obtaining China?s cooperation in weapons nonproliferation. This problem refers to the threat of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons and missiles that could deliver them. Some have argued that certain PRC transfers violated international treaties or...

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Statement of Former National Security Officials

By: Department of National Security

The president has spoken repeatedly and emotionally in recent days about the need for intelligence professionals to have clarity in the law. He has emphasized that it is not fair to ask these men and women to operate in an uncertain legal environment and that in fact, legal uncertainty hampers operational effectiveness and thereby jeopardizes our national security. Yet legal uncertainty is exactly what will result if congress heeds the president's call to enact legislati...

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Plan B for Iran : What If Nuclear Diplomacy Fails

By: Ashton B. Carter

The Preventive Defense Project conducted the latest in its series of Washington WMD Workshops entitled ?Iran Plan B Design? on May 22, 2006. The purpose of the Workshop was to collect the best thinking on the design of a plan for dealing with Iran?s nuclear program should diplomacy fail and the Iranians continue on the path to nuclear capability. (At the time of the Workshop, diplomacy centered on the EU3-led process with the U.S. in the background; the U.S. has since ag...

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee

By: Martin Indyk

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee...

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Intelligence Sharing

By: Department of National Security

The 1995 Procedures require- Che FBI to notify the Criminal Division when. facts or circumstances are developed in an FI or FCI investigation %that reasonably indicate Chat a significant federal crime has tteen, is being, or may be committed. This notification requirement is mandatory and is to be followed by the FBI absent a specific exemption for a particular investigation granted by me or the Attorney General after discussions with the Core Group (see Part 4), Several...

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Truth from These Podia

By: Sam Gardiner

Truth from These Podia...

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Warrantless National Security Searches, S. 2056.

By: Department of National Security

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has reported legislation that would authorize secret warrantless physical searches for national security reasons, by applying the provisions or the Foreign intelligence surveillance Act (fisaj to physical searches, s. 2056, the counterintelligence ana Security Enhancements Act of 1994, Tha acui opposes this proposal. Black bag jobs were one of the worst civil liberties abuses of the cold war. Instead of now approving them, the ...

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Justice Department Fails to Address 9/11 Intelligence Failures

By: Kate Martin

The hearings last week before the 9/11 Commission (formally the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States) highlighted domestic intelligence failures by the FBI and CIA before September 11. The independent, bipartisan commission was created by Congress in late 2002 and is due to release a report this July with an account of the circumstances surrounding the attacks and recommendations to guard against future attacks. The hearings raised two key ques...

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Aton/Contract/Order Commercial Items

By: Department of National Security

Aton/contract/order commercial items ...

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