ABSTRACT

S. Rept. 108-40: Amendment of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to Allow Surveillance of Non-United States Persons Who Engage in or Prepare for International Terrorism without Affiliation with a Foreign Government or International Terrorism Group, Report together with Additional Views to Accompany S. 113, April 29, 2003   [open pdf - 1MB]

The following report was submitted by Orin Hatch and it is to accompany S. 113. "The purpose of S. 113 is to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), title 50, United States Code, to permit surveillance of so-called ''lone wolf'' foreign terrorists. S. 113 would allow a FISA warrant to issue upon probable cause that a non- United States person is engaged in or preparing for international terrorism, without requiring a specific showing that the non-United States person also is affiliated with a foreign power. By eliminating the requirement of a foreign-power link for FISA warrants in such cases, S. 113 would allow U.S. intelligence agencies to monitor foreign terrorists who, though not affiliated with a group or government, pose a serious threat to the people of the United States. In light of the significant risk of devastating attacks that can be carried out by non-United States persons acting alone, individual terrorists must be monitored and stopped, regardless of whether they operate in coordination with other individuals or organizations."

Report Number:
S. Rept. 108-40; Senate Report 108-40
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Date:
2003-04-29
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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