Freeh: Post 9/11 changes important

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh told the Sept. 11 Commission the FBI operated under significantly different conditions before the Sept. 11, 2001. "We need to keep in perspective ... what was the reality before Sept. 11, what was the law thereafter," Freeh

Report: FBI director grateful to Saudis

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- FBI Director Robert Mueller is making an unannounced visit to Saudi Arabia, carrying thanks for a new spirit of cooperation with U.S. authorities in tracking do

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 4, the 124th day of 2003 with 241 to follow.
By United Press International

Exclusive: Senate asked to probe FBI case

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Sens. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., called Friday for a Senate inquiry into the latest FBI espionage scandal as the implications of the penetration of the bureau by an alleged Chinese spy spread to the 1996 presidential election c
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Chief White House Correspondent

Panel finds agencies missed Sept. 11 signs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. intelligence agencies initially failed to anticipate the threat posed by global terrorism and later missed general warnings before the Sept. 11 2001 terror attacks that killed about 3,000 people, according to a congressional panel.

Analysis: Ire grows over Saudis

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Deep unease over Saudi Arabia's allegiance to the United States in the war on terrorism simmered briskly here this week as new reports arose that Saudi money might have financed the al Qaida terrorist attack.
RICHARD TOMKINS, UPI White House Correspondent

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

Former FBI director defends tenure

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh defended the FBI Tuesday against charges that it had failed to take domestic terrorism seriously before Sept. 11, 2001, telling

Former FBI director defends agency

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh defended the pre-Sept. 11 performance of his agency before Congress Tuesday. He said the FBI and CIA had been "fully integrated"

Commentary: Fiddling while U.S. burns

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- The new Cabinet-level security department announced by President George W. Bush should be a step in the right direction. But is it?
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Analysis: The industrious spies - III

SKOPJE, Macedonia, May 15 (UPI) -- Then, of course, there is Echelon. Exposed on March 2000 by the European Parliament with great fanfare, this telecommunications interception network, run by the US, UK, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada has become the focus of bitter mutual recrimination
SAM VAKNIN, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 4, the 124th day of 2002 with 241 to follow. The moon is in its last quarter. There are no morning stars.
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UPI's Capital Comment for Thurs., March 7

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
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Bush-Taliban allegations remain cloudy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A book recently published in France makes two remarkable claims: The Bush administration was negotiating an oil pipeline with the Taliban until last summer; and
MIKE KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Detainees top 1,110

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- More than 1,100 people have been arrested or detained in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the Justice Department said Thursday.
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