Articles by Philip Shenon



Republican Lawmaker Proposes CIA Breakup

  • 24 August 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday that he would propose legislation to break up the Central Intelligence Agency and divide its responsibilities among three new spy agencies.

Iran-Qaida Links Being Probed

  • 21 July 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. President George W. Bush said Monday that the United States was actively investigating ties between the Iranian government and al-Qaida, including intelligence unearthed by the independent Sept. 11 commission showing that Iran may have offered safe passage to terrorists who were later involved in the attacks.

Bush's 9/11 Interview to Be Unofficial

  • 29 April 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The White House said Tuesday that there would be no recording or formal transcription of the historic joint interview of U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney by the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Report Says Patriot Act Has Generated Brutality

  • 22 July 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
A report by internal investigators at the Justice Department has identified dozens of recent cases in which department employees have been accused of serious civil rights and civil liberties violations involving enforcement of the federal antiterrorism law known as the U.S.A. Patriot Act.

Terror Case Could Be Dropped

  • 16 July 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The U.S. Justice Department said it would defy a court order and refuse to make a captured member of al-Qaida available for testimony in the case of Zacarias Moussaoui.

U.S.: Al-Qaida Cell Uncovered

  • 16 September 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. authorities on Friday arrested five men of Arab background in a suburb outside Buffalo, New York, on suspicion they were linked to a terrorist cell operating in the United States.

U.S., Russia Listen When She Talks

  • 08 May 01
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
WASHINGTON — Anyone in the Bush White House tempted to think that there are issues more important than nuclear cooperation with Russia may want to talk with Rose Gottemoeller about those 30-kilogram buckets of plutonium. Gottemoeller, an expert on the Russian nuclear arsenal, remembered visiting a plutonium storage center in Russia a few years ago, when she was working in the Clinton administration. Inside, she said, she was startled to discover that plutonium was being stored in simple metal buckets. ""Basically they have buckets on the floor with handles on them, and you could walk in and pick them up and carry them out,"" she said. ""They handed one of the buckets to me and said, 'Here, feel it, it's nice and warm.""' And to her astonishment, she remembered, the storage center was largely unprotected from intruders: ""There was no perimeter fence. It was chilling.

InvestigatorsMarvel at Ingenious Russian Bug

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