Dan Eggen

with Others

A - O


Eggen, Dan, and Michael Abramowitz. "Congress Seeks Secret Memos on Interrogation." Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2007, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"Democratic lawmakers assailed the Justice Department [on 4 October 2007] for issuing secret memos that authorized harsh CIA interrogation techniques, demanding that the Bush administration turn over the documents. But officials refused and said the tactics did not violate anti-torture laws."

[CIA/00s/07; Terrorism/00s/07]

Eggen, Dan, and Helen Dewar. "Leaders Pick Up Urgency of 9/11 Panel: Congress and Bush Vow to Speed Reforms." Washington Post, 24 Jul. 2004, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

On 23 July 2004, "House and Senate leaders rushed forward ... with promises to quickly restructure the nation's intelligence agencies in the wake of damaging findings by the Sept. 11 commission, casting aside earlier doubts that Congress would tackle such complicated and politically divisive legislation this year. The White House also signaled that President Bush may consider intelligence reforms before the November elections, contrary to earlier suggestions that such a move was unlikely."


Eggen, Dan, and Kimberly Edds. "Ex-FBI Agent, Longtime 'Asset' Arrested in Spy Case." Washington Post, 10 Apr. 2003, A22. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

See also, Greg Krikorian, David Rosenzweig, and K. Connie Kang, "Ex-FBI Agent Is Arrested in China Espionage Case," Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2003; Eric Lichtblau and Barbara Whitaker, "Ex-F.B.I. Agent Is Accused of Passing Secrets to Lover," New York Times, 10 Apr. 2003; and Jerry Seper, "Ex-Agent for F.B.I. Arrested in Theft," Washington Times, 10 Apr. 2003.


Eggen, Dan, and Dafna Linzer. "Judge Rules Against Wiretaps: NSA Program Called Unconstitutional." Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2006, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Judge Anna Diggs Taylor of the U.S. District Court of Eastern Michigan ruled on 17 August 2006 that NSA's "warrantless surveillance program is unconstitutional." Judge Taylor "ordered a halt to the wiretap program..., but both sides in the lawsuit agreed to delay that action until a Sept. 7 hearing.... The eavesdropping program ... allows the NSA to intercept telephone calls and e-mails between the United States and overseas without court approval in cases in which the government suspects one party of having links to terrorism." See also, Adam Liptak and Eric Lichtblau, "U.S. Judge Finds Wiretap Actions Violate the Law," New York Times, 18 Aug. 2006.

[FBI/DomSec/00s; NSA/00s/06; Overviews/Legal/FISA; Terrorism/00s/06]

Eggen, Dan, and Vernon Loeb. "U.S. Intelligence Points to Bin Laden Network." Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2001, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

According to senior U.S. officials, "[t]he U.S. government has strong evidence from multiple sources" that the terrorists who carried out the suicide attacks in New York and Washington "were connected to Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden."


Eggen, Dan, and Jim McGee. "FBI Rushes To Remake Its Mission: Counterterrorism Focus Replaces Crime Solving." Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2001, A1.

"[T]he FBI is rushing to remake itself as the nation's primary line of defense against terrorism.... Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Attorney General John D. Ashcroft and ... [the] FBI director, Robert S. Mueller III, have begun to refocus the bureau's efforts on detecting and thwarting future terrorist assaults, instead of pursuing culprits after crimes are committed."


Eggen, Dan, and John Mintz. "Agency to Concentrate Intelligence Analysis." Washington Post, 30 Jan. 2003, A9. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

President Bush's decision to create the Terrorist Threat Integration Center "could dramatically remake the way the U.S. government analyzes and responds to terrorist threats, but it is also aimed at heading off even more drastic changes sought by some lawmakers, administration officials and intelligence experts said" on 29 January 2003.


Eggen, Dan, and John Mintz. “Homeland Security Won’t Have Diet of Raw Intelligence.” Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2002, A43. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

“With the FBI and CIA insisting on strict limits on the information they must share with the new Homeland Security Department, the Bush administration has begun to craft rules for the handling of intelligence in the hope of heading off conflict among the agencies responsible for protecting the United States from another terrorist attack. For now, the intelligence agencies have persuaded the White House that information provided to the Homeland Security Department should be in the form of summary reports. Those summaries generally will not include raw intelligence or details on where or how the information was gathered, in order to protect sources and methods.”


Eggen, Dan, and John Mintz. "9/11 Panel Critical of Clinton, Bush; Officials From Both Administrations Defend Response to Al Qaeda Threat." Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2004, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

New reports by the investigative staff of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States criticize "the U.S. government's failed hunt for Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorist network." The reports find "that both the Clinton and Bush administrations focused too heavily on diplomacy that did not work and were reluctant to consider aggressive military action."


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