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Washington Post. "[Editorial:] The New FBI." 31 May 2002, A30. [http://www. washingtonpost.com]

"Taken together, the changes in law approved by Congress after Sept. 11 and the plans announced this week to restructure the FBI constitute a shift of historic proportions: The FBI is becoming a domestic intelligence agency. Aspects of this development are both inevitable and needed.... [But] the new FBI taking shape as a domestic intelligence agency calls to mind past abuses and future risks that must be soberly considered."


Washington Post. "[Editorial:] New Mission for the CIA." 27 Oct. 1998, A22. [http://www. washingtonpost.com]

"For the United States, the new element in the Wye accord between Israelis and Palestinians is the role assigned to the CIA. The agency ... is to monitor the security provisions of the Wye agreement.... This mission is a pathbreaker and exposes the United States to a range of contingencies that need to be thought out before the agency plunges in.... The CIA was in a position to render this essential service by virtue of the working liaison that has made it the most useful and trusted arm of American government as far as the Palestinians are concerned."


Washington Post. "[Editorial:] Nuclear Pickpocket." 26 May 1999, A28.

"Finding a balance between openness and caution will never be easy," but it does not "make sense for the United States to open its strategic pockets and allow China to help itself."


Washington Post. "[Editorial:] One More Bad Apple at the CIA." Washington Post National Weekly Edition, 2-8 Dec. 1996, 25.

Nicholson's "contempt for the new counterintelligence controls ... is significant. Perhaps it was necessary to take extra time to build a case against him, but this is far from obvious."


Washington Post. "[Editorial:] The Overgrowth of Intelligence Programs Since Sept. 11." 22 Jul. 2010, A18. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Keying off the articles by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin, the Post states: "Since Sept. 11, 2001, the United States has increased its spending on intelligence by 250 percent and created or revamped 263 organizations. Yet the problems that gusher of money and bureaucracy were meant to solve ... have not been alleviated. Instead,... the vast expansion of agencies, programs and personnel -- including tens of thousands of private contractors -- has overwhelmed many of the policymakers and military commanders it was meant to serve.... If the new DNI does not work to identify and eliminate the overgrowth..., legislators will have to do just that."


Washington Post. "[Editorial:] Prime Minister No. 5." 10 Aug. 1999, A18.


Washington Post. "[Editorial:] Reform in Haste." 8 Dec. 2004, A30. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"The rhetoric emanating from Capitol Hill ... may have created the impression that ... Congress [has] worked its way to a sensible plan for reorganizing the U.S. intelligence community. Sadly, that is far from the truth.... What passed for a debate ... was actually little more than a turf battle by Pentagon satraps and the congressmen who share their interests on issues that are marginal to the broad reorganization outlined in the legislation. That shake-up ... may improve the quality of intelligence information supplied to the president and other key policymakers; we have our doubts."


Washington Post. "Obituary: Richard S. Welch." 29 Dec. 1975, A16.

CIA chief of station, Athens, killed by Greek terrorists on 23 December 1975.


Washington Post. "[Editorial:] The Roger Tamraz Saga...." Washington Post National Weekly Edition, 24 Mar. 1997, 25.


Washington Post. "Senators Exonerate Pearl Harbor Chiefs." 26 May 1999. [http://www. washpost.com]

On 25 May 1999, the U.S. Senate voted "to exonerate two American military commanders [Adm. Husband Kimmel and Gen. Walter Short] accused of dereliction of duty in the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The vote followed a heated debate that divided the chamber's small band of World War II veterans."


Washington Post. "[Editorial:] Stampede on Intelligence." 2 Sep. 2004, A22. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"Many of the recommendations by the Sept. 11 commission ... could tangibly improve the country's security.... Yet, rather than tackle ... mundane steps..., congressional leaders, joined by the White House, have begun a stampede to push through the commission's most attention-grabbing recommendation: a far-reaching and complex reorganization of the national intelligence community.... [T]his mad rush is occurring in the absence of consensus among leaders of the intelligence community or outside experts about whether the reorganization is necessary, much less how it should work.... Congress and the administration would be wise to resist the pressures of the political season and limit the extent of organizational change."

Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), "[Letter to the Editor:] No 'Mad Rush' to Reform," Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2004, A18, takes issue with the assertion that "Congress is engaged in a 'mad rush' to enact intelligence reform 'in the absence of consensus.'"


Washington Post. "[Editorial:] Start the Hearings on Mr. Lake." 13 Feb. 1997, A32.


Washington Post. "[Editorial:] A Strike in Yemen." 6 Nov. 2002, A20. [http://www. washingtonpost.com

"TheYemen operation did not target political or criminal figures, but trained combatants of an organization that has declared war against the United States, that itself has defined the battlefield as global and that recently has landed its own military blows in Yemen.... Al Qaeda has no conventional cause, no homeland, no purely political leaders; there is no territory at stake in its fight with the United States, and no possibility of negotiations or settlement. The only course, chosen not by the United States but by al Qaeda, is a scattered and unconventional military conflict across continents, lasting until one side is eradicated. There is no way to treat al Qaeda's members other than as combatants, because they have no other understanding of themselves."


Washington Post. "Supreme Court Rejects CIA Killer's Appeal." 25 Jun. 1999, B2. [http:// www.washingtonpost.com]

On 24 June 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court, "without comment, rejected an appeal in which Mir Aimal Kasi argued ... [that] his FBI arrest in his homeland violated the Constitution's ban on unreasonable seizures."


Washington Post. "Tenet Cleared for Panel Vote on CIA Post." 9 Jul. 1997, A11.


Washington Post. "[Editorial:] ...And the Tony Lake Affair." Washington Post National Weekly Edition, 24 Mar. 1997, 25.


Washington Post. "[Editorial:] Too Much Secrecy." 28 Aug. 2004, A24. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"Unnecessary secrecy erodes public confidence in government.... [I]n a post-Sept. 11 world, needless secrecy is downright dangerous insofar as it prevents the open sharing of information that ought to have many different pairs of eyes examining and analyzing it. The Sept. 11 commission recently recommended declassifying intelligence community budget information. This would be a good place to start."

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Washington Post. "U.S. to Release E. German Intelligence Files." 19 Jan. 1999, A14.


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