Thursday, December 01, 2005

Pentagon Expanding Its Domestic Surveillance Activity

Pentagon Expanding Its Domestic Surveillance Activity

Fears of Post-9/11 Terrorism Spur Proposals for New Powers

Or is the "war on terror" another tool in the hands of a rotten, corrupt, American, government?
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By Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, November 27, 2005; A06

The Defense Department has expanded its programs aimed at gathering and
analyzing intelligence within the United States, creating new agencies,
adding personnel and seeking additional legal authority for domestic
security activities in the post-9/11 world.

The moves have taken place on several fronts. The White House is
considering
expanding the power of a little-known Pentagon agency called the
*Counterintelligence
Field Activity, or CIFA*, which was created three years ago. *The
proposal,
made by a presidential commission, would transform CIFA from an office
that
coordinates Pentagon security efforts -- including protecting military
facilities from attack -- to one that also has authority to investigate
crimes within the United States such as treason, foreign or terrorist
sabotage or even economic espionage.

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