ABSTRACT

Intelligence and Law Enforcement: Countering Transnational Threats to the U.S. [Updated January 16, 2001]   [open pdf - 163KB]

"In the post-Cold War world, terrorism and narcotics trafficking, along with proliferation of materials related to weapons of mass destruction, are perceived both as criminal matters and as threats to the nations security. In some cases, human rights abuses abroad are also perceived as a challenge to the security of this country. Often collectively termed transnational threats, these issues have become the concerns of law enforcement agencies as well as the U.S. Intelligence Community. Two foreign banking scandals in the late 1980s involving U.S. persons led to efforts to ensure that information in the possession of intelligence agencies would, in the future, be made available to law enforcement officials. At the same time, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was assigning additional agents to a series of newly created offices worldwide."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL30252
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2001-01-16
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University of Maryland School of Law: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/
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