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  1. Drone strikes test legal boundaries

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Drones are the perfect weapon for America's fight against its far-off enemies. The unmanned aircraft operated remotely from thousands of kilometres away can spy, zero in and fire a missile or drop a bomb on a target without putting a pilot's lif ...

  2. Compromises threaten US spy system overhaul

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Months of negotiations and a flurry of last-minute haggling have produced a bill aimed at reforming the US intelligence machinery. As details emerge, it appears likely this will turn out ... and competing intelligence agencies, pointing out that lack of co-ordination was one reason why the September 11 terrorists' plans went undetected until far too late. The compromise legislation ...

  3. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Canada Day pressure-cooker bomb plot thwarted in British Columbia

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... records. Police said a tip came from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service that led to what Rideout called a five-month investigation. He said the pair discussed a wide variety of targets and techniques. Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews credited the sharing of information among security and law enforcement agencies for the arrest. Canada's security intelligence service has ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Move to prevent radicalisation of British Muslims

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... they invite to speak; and protecting the budgets of the counter-terrorist police and the intelligence services in next month's spending review. The Prevent programme, set up by the last Labour ...

  5. Small gains being made in anti-terror efforts

    Posted Aug 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... thanks to some crucial intelligence gathered recently, the attacks might now be avoided. What is surprising about the alert is where the intelligence is coming from- and how quickly it has been acted upon. It has been only weeks and perhaps days since some of the data behind these alerts came into the hands of US intelligence. How quickly the plans have been assessed and relayed ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    10th anniversary of Bali bombings a reminder to be vigilant about terror attacks

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... also strike Western targets in Asia. Many officials believed that warnings from the intelligence community were exaggerated. Unfortunately, too often it takes suffering for a threat to be taken ...

  7. US lacked means to prevent 9/11

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by David Enders

    ... David Enders in Washington Spy agencies were hamstrung in terrorism cases US Attorney-General John Ashcroft and CIA director George Tenet have both told the 9/11 hearings that intelligence ... them jailed. Mr Tenet testified that when he took over the agency in 1997, it was an operation in decline. 'The nation's human intelligence capability was in disarray,' Mr Tenet ...

  8. Diplomacy survives terrorist act, for now

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fraser Bomford Bombs in Mumbai this month aimed to derail talks this week between India and Pakistan- whose intelligence services almost certainly backed the devastating Mumbai attack ... Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency is likely to be accused of helping the latest attacks, yet this does not mean an escalation of border skirmishes or even a major diplomatic row. ...

  9. US eyes anti-terror ties with China

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Washington could expand anti-terror and intelligence co-operation with Beijing in the wake of al-Qaeda's threat to the extensive Chinese workforce ... al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), had vowed to avenge the deaths of Muslims in Xinjiang. The call for vengeance was contained in a private intelligence assessment prepared for corporate ...

  10. Pakistan on the Brink: The future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it believes, will be in control once the US departs Afghanistan. Despite having a civilian government, Pakistan is run by its army and intelligence service, the ISI. Rashid worries that the ISI has ...




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