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The benefits of JTTFs? They provide one-stop shopping for information regarding terrorist activities. They enable a shared intelligence base across many agencies. They create familiarity among investigators and managers before a crisis. And perhaps most importantly, they pool talents, skills, and knowledge from across the law enforcement and intelligence communities into a single team that responds together.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-04-02 09:09||
#4 Mexico is STILL a foreign country. If United States Intelligence is making contacts or recruiting sources in a foreign country certain, well established, long standing coordinating rules and directives apply. The unltimate coordinating and approving authority for these activities rests with the Director, CIA. The authority for these activities also holds responsibility and oversight for these contacts.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-04-02 09:18||
#5 So it was all just an unfortunate misunderstanding, huh? Hey, that's easy.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-04-02 12:24||
#6 And the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is supposed to provide what kind of inter-agency coordination?
The kind aimed specifically at countering terrorist attacks within the US.
Posted by lotp 2012-04-02 12:48||
They can remain silent and deny all they want, but NO ONE in the US Gov't would ship that volume of small arms, clandestinely or otherwise, into a foreign country without the expressed knowledge and approval of the Country Team (US Ambassador, Chief of Station, Regional Security Officer, and LEGAT). It just ain't happening.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-04-02 13:26||
#8 So far it remains to be seen what comes of the Congressional F&F investigation.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-04-02 18:18||
#9 If something makes no sense, you don't know the whole story. F&F makes no sense (and I don't buy the conspiracy to gin up gun control emotions, though at least it makes some sense.) We are missing some critical data, I think.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-04-02 20:14||