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    National Security Conference, Former CIA Directors on Classification and Transparency

    The CIA and George Washington University co-hosted an intelligence and national security conference. Speakers included former CIA directors, intelligence community and government officials,…

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    Law Enforcement and Homeland Security

    Homeland security and law enforcement officials talked about recent cases and responses by intelligence agencies and law enforcement. They discussed the thwarted New York City subway bomber…

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    Desert Shield and the Gulf War

    Scholars, members of the Bush administration and others talked about the U.S. operations in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Daniel Heimbach and…

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    The CIA from Carter to Clinton

    Former CIA Directors spoke about the changes in intelligence gathering and distribution following the end of the Cold War. Among the issues they addressed were terrorism,…

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    China Hands

    James Lilley and son Jeffrey Lilley talked about their book, China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage, and Diplomacy in Asia, published by PublicAffairs. In the book, the…

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    Ethical Issues for Government Lawyers

    Legal experts talked about the role of the White House counsel and the rules and regulations for government lawyers. Among the issues they addressed were special concerns in representing…

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    Creation of National Intelligence Director

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the September 11 Commission’s proposal for the creation of a National Intelligence Director. They emphasized that such a director would need…

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    Central Intelligence Agency

    Former directors spoke about their tenures at the CIA and how the agency has changed. Among the topics they addressed were new intelligence gathering methods, terrorist threats, and the…

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    CIA Directors: Working Under Fire

    Judge Webster, a former CIA and FBI director, led a panel discussion on the lives of former CIA chiefs William Colby and Richard Helms. Joining Judge Webster were John Prados and William Hood.…

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    National Security Policy

    Ms. Rice spoke about national security issues, operations in Iraq, and efforts to combat terrorism. She also answered questions from foreign reporters about issues such as the Middle East…

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    Advisory Council First Meeting

    At the inaugural meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, chaired by Secretary Ridge, he swore in the other members, and then spoke about the Department of Homeland Security and…

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    Inquiry Into September 11 Attacks, Day 7

    Witnesses testified about intelligence gathering and sharing prior to September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. They also talked about proposals to improve intelligence information…

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    House of Delegates Meeting, Morning Session

    Mr. Hirshon, the outgoing president, addressed the delegates, as did former CIA Director Webster.

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Reform

    Witnesses testified about Judge William Webster’s report of the special commission he chaired to review and make recommendations on the adequacy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s…

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    Witnesses testified about the status of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its plans for the future. Current FBI Director Louis Freeh, who will retire in July, was unable to appear.…

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    The Legal Profession and the Public Interest

    Associate Justice Stephen Breyer talked about the legal profession and public service. He talked about public service roles for attorneys and examined a variety of examples, including pro…

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    Federal Law Enforcement

    Witnesses testified about the strengths and weaknesses of current law enforcement measures and talked about future threats for law enforcement programs. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    The State of Law Enforcement

    Mr. Webster spoke to reporters about the commission’s study on crime which focused on terrorism and threats to cyberspace. After his remarks he responded to questions from reporters.

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    Intelligence and the Cold War

    The panelists discussed how policymakers use intelligence provided by the CIA. Former Bush administration officials who managed national security policy described the usefulness and…

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    Kenneth Starr Appreciation Dinner

    Participants honored Mr. Starr for career as a judge and independent counsel. They also thanked him for his service and his dedication to the law.

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