Sunday, November 27, 2005

US Military seeking new domestic surveillance powers

According to the Washington Post, the maze of intelligence agencies operating within the United States may be expanding. A proposal advanced by the White House would give the little-known Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA) additional powers to investigate treason, sabotage and economic espionage. The Pentagon is simultaneously pushing an intelligence exception to the US Privacy Act. Both initiatives would see an increased ability for the military to gather intelligence about US citizens domestically. See: Pentagon Expanding Its Domestic Surveillance Activity.

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