- Newsmaker: House Report on Pre-Terror Intelligence Failures
Congress has issued its first formal assessment of intelligence failures prior to September 11. Critical of the CIA, National Security Agency and FBI, the report also includes notes of a 1998 meeting in which officials warned that a -catastrophic- attack was all but inevitable. California Congresswoman Jane Harman, who sits on the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, has a brief analysis.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Catch that Tiger: Woods on 3rd Leg of Golf-s Grand Slam
Golf-s Grand Slam consists of the US and British Opens, the Masters, and the PGA Championship. Tiger Woods is the only person who-s ever won all four tournaments consecutively, though not in the same year. Now, after winning the Masters and US Open, he-s after the British Open. Mike Aitken, golf correspondent for The Scotsman, waxes poetic over history and golf, then offers a bold prediction.
Bush Delivers Blueprint for Homeland Security
President Bush has announced his new strategy for security against terror. The biggest government overhaul in a half-century would merge all or parts of 22 agencies into a giant cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security. While Bush and Congressional leaders of both parties would like to produce results by September 11, both Democrats and Republicans have turf to protect and concerns that haste could jeopardize rather than enhance security. We hear more about the President-s strategy, and its chances of being enacted without substantial change, from Congressmen David Dreier and Dennis Kucinich, spokesmen from two organizations working to halt the spread of terror, Missouri-s homeland security advisor and the president of the American Civil Liberties Union.