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Communiiy Counterterror'sm Board
Minutes of tho Interagency Intelligence Committee on Terrorism (IICT) Meeting
the Acting Executive Coordinator, Community
Counterterrorisa Board (EC/CCBJ, chaired the July meeting of the Interagency Intelligence Comnittee on Terrorism (IICT).
The next IICT Warning and Forecast Meeting will be helduly0 in
willatting of Senior Managers from the IICT principles onuly0 hours to discuss two issues from the recent NFIP/TIARA Review: l) feedback from tha review,unding.
Management Review will be held at
Operating Capability teat forill
begin onuly. As many people as possible are encouragedthose asked by the operations staff to
participate in the test.
Defense Intelligence College (DICJ, announced that tht Die nas Dean reorganized into two organizations: the Joint Military Intelligence College (JMIC) and the Joint Military Intelligence Training Center (JMXTC). The JMIC will oversee the education function provided by the DXC and tbe JMITC will be tbe center for all training programs, including counterterrorisa courses offered to Community analysts and managers in the past.
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The next runnings of three counterterrorism courses will beand November: the Basiche Counterterrorism PerspectivesManagers0nd theAnalysis9 November). Forcontact
White House Situation Room
Meil O'Leary, Director/White House Situation Room, provided an overview of how the Situation Room functions in support of the President and the NSC Staff in several areas including counter-terrorism. The Situation Room has three major responsibilities:
to support the President and the NSC Staff,ohour coverage for the White House, ando act as an information focal point. These responsibilities are carried out by five "Dutytaffed by personnel from the Intelligence Community, which perform four main functions: l) alert/warning,
current intelligence, nformation management, andommunications support.
Concerning counterterrorism, Mr. O'Leary pointed out that his staff relies on both Community cable and hard copy reports, the information from which is then used in White House intelligence products. He also noted that the threshold for the inclusion of reports on international terrorism is virtually nonexistent, exemplifying the high priority given to counterterrorism by policymakers.
Explosive Detection Canine Program
A briefing about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' Explosive Detection Canine Program was presented by
The program is an outgrowth of the Bureau's useto detect accelerants in arson cases. The caninestochemical families which are common
to the more0 different explosives and explosive compounds in the world. The training regimen
Severalused along with the
SUBJECT: Minutes of the Interagency Intelligence Conunittee on Terrorism (IICT) Meeting
to train the canines. ATF assesses the program to be very successful, pointing out that the Bureau has trained canines for use in foreign countries.
The Bush Assassination Atteaot
CTC, presented the results of the"two-month long investigation into the attempted assassination of former President Bush while in Kuwait* The investigation focussed on three basic sources of information: the forensic evidence, interrogations of suspects, and other intelligence reporting* The forensic evidence is the most conclusive andoyota Land Cruiser packed with hidden explosives,emote control firing device that, when compared side-by-side, is identical to previous Iraqi devices found in Turkey and UAE, and several "cube" bombs for use in other parts of Kuwait. The interrogations, other intelligence reporting, and public statements by the Iraqi Government indicate that former President Bush was the target of the car bomb* Mr. Pillar noted that the length of the investigation was due to two factors: he slowness with which information was coming out of Kuwait, andhe desire to verify the validity of the information for the administration.