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November 2005: U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ruled that Lee is entitled to know who reporter Walter Pincus's sources are because his lawsuit against the government for alleged violations of federal privacy law cannot go forward otherwise, and because he has exhausted all other possibilities for getting the information.

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Apr 24, 2011 Are drones a technological tipping point in warfare?

QUOTE: The British study noted that drones are becoming increasingly automated. With minor technical advances, it said, a drone could soon be able to “fire a weapon based solely on its own sensors, or shared information, and without recourse to higher, human authority.”

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Aug 22, 2009 Reports Revive Debate on Contractor Use: Lawmakers, Critics Warn That Military, CIA May Rely Too Much on Private Firms

QUOTE: The disclosure that the CIA once hired Blackwater USA for elements of an assassination program has brought back into focus the wide range of intelligence and military activities that are being contracted out to private firms.

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Jul 28, 2009 Congressional Committees Raise Concerns Over Pentagon's Strategic Communications (Fine Print)

QUOTE: Lawmakers are voicing concerns about the Pentagon's strategic communications programs, through which the military aims to win over civilians and erode support for adversaries in countries around the world.

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Jun 20, 2009 Obama Administration Looks to Colleges for Future Spies

QUOTE: The Obama administration has proposed the creation of an intelligence officer training program in colleges and universities that would function much like the Reserve Officers' Training Corps run by the military services. The idea is to create a stream "of first- and second-generation Americans, who already have critical language and cultural knowledge, and prepare them for careers in the intelligence agencies"

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Jun 15, 2009 CIA Fired Firms Aiding Questioning: One Helped to Introduce Waterboarding

QUOTE: Weeks after President Obama took office, the CIA extended its contract with a firm run by two psychologists who helped introduce waterboarding and other harsh methods to the agency's interrogation techniques...

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May 30, 2009 Special Operations' Oversight of Contractors Is Faulted

QUOTE: The U.S. Special Operations Command... has been criticized... for not providing adequate oversight of $1.7 billion in logistic support contracts at 20 locations ... and for allowing contractors to perform what are considered "inherently government functions."

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Jul 25, 2008 U.S. Can't Keep Up On Visas for Iraqis: Refugees in Danger After Helping Coalition

QUOTE: The Bush administration and the Iraqi government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have been slow to respond to the Iraq refugee problem, which involves nearly 5 percent of the population.

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Jun 04, 2008 U.S. Opens Site For Processing Iraqi Refugees

QUOTE: The U.S. government has opened its first permanent office here for Iraqi refugees seeking to settle in the United States, responding to criticism that the Bush administration has failed to help thousands of Iraqis whose lives are in danger because of their work with American organizations.

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Feb 13, 2008 Rules for Lawyers Of Detainees Are Called Onerous: Fair, Adequate Defense Questioned

QUOTE: Months before the trials of some of the detainees are set to begin, some of the attorneys say the Defense Department's regulations for their work [defending detainees at Guantanamo Bay] are so onerous that they will be unable to provide a fair and adequate defense of their clients.

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Aug 28, 2007 U.S. Delays Terror Screening for Aid Groups

QUOTE: The plan would require charities, religious organizations, colleges and universities, and corporations seeking foreign aid funds to give the government detailed information about key personnel, including dates and places of birth, employment, citizenship, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. The government would send that information to the FBI, intelligence and law enforcement agencies, but would shroud the results in secrecy by not telling the groups deemed unacceptable why they were rejected.

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Aug 23, 2007 Foreign Aid Groups Face Terror Screens

QUOTE: The plan would require the organizations to give the government detailed information about key personnel, including phone numbers, birth dates and e-mail addresses. But the government plans to shroud its use of that information in secrecy and does not intend to tell groups deemed unacceptable why they are rejected.

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Aug 22, 2007 CIA Finds Holes in Pre-9/11 Work: Agency Reluctantly Releases 2-Year-Old Document Critical of Tenet

QUOTE: Former central intelligence director George J. Tenet and his top lieutenants failed to marshal sufficient resources and provide the strategic planning needed to counter the threat of terrorism in the years before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to a summary released yesterday of a long-secret CIA report.

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Jul 09, 2007 Taking Defense's Hand Out of State's Pocket

QUOTE: The Pentagon has steadily tightened its grip over U.S. aid and foreign policy in recent years. Now, the Senate Armed Services Committee is trying to pry it loose.

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Jun 11, 2007 Powell Calls for Closure of Military Prison at Guantanamo

QUOTE: Former secretary of state Colin L. Powell said yesterday that he would close down the U.S. military prison for enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, "this afternoon" because it has become a major problem in "the way the world perceives America." ....

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Jun 03, 2007 Before War, CIA Warned of Negative Outcomes: Analysts in 2002 Described Worst-Case Scenarios, Including Anarchy in Iraq, Global Antipathy to U.S.

QUOTE: On Aug. 13, 2002, the CIA completed a classified, six-page intelligence analysis that described the worst scenarios that could arise after a U.S.-led removal of Saddam Hussein: anarchy and territorial breakup in Iraq, a surge of global terrorism, and a deepening of Islamic antipathy toward the United States. .... Before the war ... the Bush administration ... either buried or ignored the agency's more accurate assessments of the problems that could emerge in the aftermath of regime change in Iraq, the Senate report said.

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May 28, 2007 U.S. Africa Command Brings New Concerns: Fears of Militarization on Continent Cited

QUOTE: The creation of the Defense Department Africa Command, with responsibilities to promote security and government stability in the region, has heightened concerns among African countries and in the U.S. government over the militarization of U.S. foreign policy, according to a newly released study by the Congressional Research Service. .... AFRICOM raises oversight issues for congressional committees, according to the report.

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May 20, 2007 Assessments Made in 2003 Foretold Situation in Iraq: Intelligence Studies List Internal Violence, Terrorist Activity

QUOTE: Two intelligence assessments from January 2003 predicted that the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and subsequent U.S. occupation of Iraq could lead to internal violence and provide a boost to Islamic extremists and terrorists in the region, according to congressional sources and former intelligence officials familiar with the prewar studies.

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Apr 25, 2007 Pentagon to End Talon Data-Gathering Program

QUOTE: Talon, launched in 2003 with an eye toward Sept. 11, 2001, came under public scrutiny in December 2005 with the disclosure that it had collected data on anti-military protesters and peaceful demonstrators. More recently, the American Civil Liberties Union released an internal Pentagon report showing that, as of 18 months ago, Talon had about 13,000 entries, of which 2,821 involved reports on U.S. citizens.

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Apr 14, 2007 Administration Seeks to Expand Surveillance Law

QUOTE: The proposed revisions to FISA would also allow the government to keep information obtained "unintentionally," unrelated to the purpose of the surveillance, if it "contains significant foreign intelligence." Currently such information is destroyed unless it indicates threat of death or serious bodily harm.

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Feb 07, 2007 Incoming Intelligence Chief Plans To Ease Hiring of Arab Americans

QUOTE: The incoming director of national intelligence, retired Navy Vice Adm. John M. McConnell, plans to change security rules to make it easier for intelligence agencies to hire first-generation Arab Americans for highly sensitive jobs.

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