Worldwide Threat to United States Interests, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session, March 19, 2002   [open pdf - 382KB]

From the opening statement of Carl Levin: "First I want to express my appreciation to both of you and to the thousands of dedicated professionals throughout the Intelligence Community for their contributions to the war on terrorism in the past months. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. […] We are interested in learning the details of your agencies' support to Operation Enduring Freedom and the extent to which this operation reveals any deficiencies in our ability to collect, analyze, and disseminate intelligence to warfighters and policymakers. We are interested in the Intelligence Community's assessment of the extent to which Operation Enduring Freedom has disrupted the ability of the al Qaeda network to conduct operations against U.S. interests both here at home and throughout the world. We also want to get an assessment from both of our witnesses this morning of the current military capability of the Iraqi regime including its efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction, the threat that Iraq poses to its neighbors, and what steps would be necessary to remove Saddam Hussein from power. Finally, we are interested in hearing what countries are exporting technologies that could help create weapons of mass destruction or the means to deliver them. Those are some of the questions which we will be addressing and I hope that our two witnesses would also address. I thought it was important that we begin this hearing in open session. Both Director Tenet and Admiral Wilson submitted their prepared statements for this hearing to the committee last week. Their statements will be made part of the record." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: George J. Tenet, Thomas R. Wilson, John Warner, Strom Thurmond, John McCain, and Bob Smith.

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S. Hrg. 107-765
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