Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

FBI in Talks to Extend Reach (CIA upset)

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » National Security Donate to DU
 
papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:05 AM
Original message
FBI in Talks to Extend Reach (CIA upset)
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-fb...
THE NATION
FBI in Talks to Extend Reach
Some past and present CIA officials see the bureau's push to change the ground rules of intelligence gathering as a threat to their agency.
By Richard B. Schmitt and Greg Miller
Times Staff Writers

January 28, 2005

WASHINGTON The FBI is significantly expanding its intelligence-gathering activities in the U.S., including stepped-up efforts to collect and report intelligence on foreign figures and governments, a function that long has been principally the CIA's domain, intelligence and congressional sources said Thursday.

The bureau in December launched discussions with top CIA officials to rewrite the two-decade-old ground rules covering how the agencies conduct their intelligence efforts in the U.S. and abroad. That effort reflects an acceleration of the FBI's foreign-intelligence collection efforts in the U.S. in recent months, as well as the desire of top bureau officials to assert what they view as their legal duty to track CIA activities in the U.S. and coordinate with the agency's operations.

The moves are causing concern among some current and former CIA officials, who see them as another sign of the diminished standing of the beleaguered agency, which also is confronted by recent Pentagon moves to increase its military intelligence collections abroad.

The CIA was singled out for harsh treatment by the independent panel that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks, and is undergoing painful restructuring under new leadership. Some worry that new Director Porter J. Goss is not doing enough to fight off the bureau's push.<snip>
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Romulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:09 PM
Response to Original message
1. what's next, USDA intelligence?
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:10 PM by Romulus
I mean come on:

- the DOD has their own intel
- DHS has their own "intel" (customs, TSA, and border patrol)
- now the FBI is doing its own thing?

Next stop, "agroterrorism counter-intel capability" . . . :eyes:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
VelvetMonkeyWrench Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-17-05 11:30 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. FBI always had domestic intel capability
...it was the FBI who has/had the counter-intel task for nabbing Soviet spys during the cold war. They've worked industrial espionage and other spying cases too.

The FBI web site has a short history of their counter-intel operations over the years.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct 22nd 2014, 01:05 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » National Security Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC