Bradley Graham

 

Graham, Bradley. "Intelligence Changes Concern Pentagon; Creation of New Director May Hurt Military Operations, Officials Warn." Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2004, A19. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

In a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee on 10 August 2004, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz and Army Gen. Bryan D. Brown, head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, "warned ... against allowing the proposed creation of a powerful national intelligence director to obstruct the flow of timely information to troops in the field." However, "Commission Chairman Thomas H. Kean and Vice Chairman Lee H. Hamilton testified that the proposed reforms were meant to ensure greater cooperation among the government's 15 intelligence agencies, not interfere with military operations. The Pentagon's intelligence needs, they said, would be protected by the appointment of a top Pentagon official as a deputy to the new intelligence director and by keeping 'tactical intelligence' activities in military agencies."

[Reform/00s/04/Commission/Debate]

Graham, Bradley. "Military Expands Homeland Efforts: Pentagon to Share Data with Civilian Agencies." Washington Post, 6 Jul. 2005, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"A new Pentagon strategy for securing the U.S. homeland calls for expanded U.S. military activity not only in the air and sea ... but also on the ground and in other less traditional, potentially more problematic areas such as intelligence sharing with civilian law enforcement.... In the area of intelligence, the strategy speaks of developing 'a cadre' of Pentagon terrorism specialists and of deploying 'a number of them' to 'interagency centers' for homeland defense and counterterrorism."

[MI/00s/05/Gen; Overviews/Legal/Topics/Military; Terrorism/Homeland/00s/05]

Graham, Bradley. "Military Grappling With Rules for Cyber Warfare." Washington Post, 8 Nov. 1999, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"During last spring's conflict with Yugoslavia, the Pentagon considered hacking into Serbian computer networks to disrupt military operations and basic civilian services. But it refrained from doing so, according to senior defense officials, because of continuing uncertainties and limitations surrounding the emerging field of cyber warfare."

[GenPostwar/InfoWar]

Graham, Bradley. "Pentagon Plans Domestic Anti-Terrorism Team." Washington Post, 1 Feb. 1999, A2. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"Defense Secretary William S. Cohen has decided to seek presidential approval for a permanent task force, headed by a general officer, to coordinate the military's response to a chemical or biological attack on the United States.... [R]ecent reports of the anti-terrorist group have alarmed civil libertarians and right-wing militia groups.... Officials stressed that the anti-terrorism task force would not amount to a full-scale regional command.... Most likely, they said, the task force would be subordinate to the U.S. Atlantic Command in Norfolk, which already has nominal responsibility for homeland defense issues."

[Terrorism/90s/Gen]

Graham, Bradley. "Sneak-Attack Detectives Prepare to Prowl: Guard Units Train to Fight Biochemical Weapons." Washington Post, 28 Aug. 1999, A3. "A Force Against Biological Agents." Washington Post National Weekly Edition, 13 Sep. 1999, 31.

A GAO report argues that National Guard Rapid Assessment and Initial Detection (RAID) teams "are redundant and their mission poorly defined. The congressional watchdog agency ... urged Congress to reassess the program and restrict funding for additional teams.... Senior Pentagon officials reject such criticism, vigorously defending the Guard units as essential elements in a developing national plan to provide a many-layered response -- from local to federal levels -- against attacks involving chemical, biological or radiological agents."

[MI/Reserves&NatGuard]

Graham, Bradley, and Vernon Loeb. "Sudan Target Cited Months in Advance." Washington Post, 1 Sep. 1998, 13.

[Terrorism/98/AirAttacks]

Graham, Bradley, and Thomas E. Ricks. "FBI Probe Targets Pentagon Official: Analyst Allegedly Gave Data to Israel." Washington Post, 28 Aug. 2004, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Government officials said on 27 August 2004 that the FBI "is investigating a mid-level Pentagon official who specializes in Iranian affairs for allegedly passing classified information to Israel.... The name of the person under investigation was not officially released, but two sources identified him as Larry Franklin. He was described as a desk officer in the Pentagon's Near East and South Asia Bureau.... Franklin worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency before moving to the Pentagon's policy branch three years ago." See also, James Risen, "Pentagon Official Suspected of Giving U.S. Secrets to Israel," New York Times, 28 Aug. 2004.

[SpyCases/U.S./Franklin]

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