From: Otis Willie
Subject: CIA Is Expanding Domestic Operations
Organization: The American War Library
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 16:20:55 EDT
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 20:20:55 GMT
CIA Is Expanding Domestic Operations
(EXCERPT) More Offices, More Agents With FBI, by Dana Priest
Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, October 23, 2002; Page A02
The Central Intelligence Agency is expanding its domestic presence,
placing agents with nearly all of the FBI's 56 terrorism task forces
in U.S. cities, a step that law enforcement and intelligence officials
say will help overcome some of the communications obstacles between
the two agencies that existed before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
In many cities, according to local FBI special agents, the CIA
employees help plan daily operations and set priorities, as well as
share information about suspected foreigners and groups. They do not,
however, take part in operations or make arrests.
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III recently described the new
arrangement as his answer to MI5, Britain's intern...
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