National Security Service
The National Security Service (NSS) within the Federal Bureau of Investigation was created June 29, 2005, by President George W. Bush through the Executive Order (EO) entitled "Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters."
The basis for the creation of a National Security Service is documented in the FBI paper "National Security: FBI or MI-5?" from the "Report of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, Chapter 10: Intelligence at Home: The FBI, Justice, and Homeland Security, pp. 466-67, March 31, 2005."
In addition to the EO, the White House issued a Memorandum and a Fact Sheet:
- Memorandum: "Strengthening the Ability of the Department of Justice to Meet Challenges to the Security of the Nation," White House, June 29, 2005.
- News Release: "Fact Sheet: Bush Administration Implements WMD Commission Recommendations," White House, June 29, 2005.
Further, the FBI issued the June 29, 2005, News Release "FBI Proposes Creation of a National Security Service":
- The National Security Service "pulls together the Counterintelligence Division, the Counterterrorism Division, and the Directorate of Intelligence, enabling it to act together to develop intelligence and then to act on that intelligence, in consultation with not only Department of Justice but also the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)."
- Richard A. Posner, "Remaking Domestic Intelligence," Hoover Institution/Hoover Press, 2005 (ISBN 4682-9), with links to chapters on page:
Related SourceWatch articles
- "New Domestic Spy Agency Mulled?" CBS News, November 16, 2002.
- "Panel Eyes Homeland Spy Service," CBS News (truthout), October 16, 2003.
- Michel Chossudovsky, "Emergency Preparedness against the 'Universal Adversary'. 'Orwellian "Scenarios'," Global Research (Canada), June 7, 2005.
- "Terror expertise not a priority at FBI," Associated Press (USA Today), June 19, 2005.
- News Release: "Bush Approves Recommendations on Intelligence Changes. FBI national security service, counterproliferation center to be created," Department of State, June 29, 2005.
- "Bush creates National Security Service. Recommended by WMD panel, agency will operate within FBI," CNN, June 29, 2005.
- Douglas Jehl, "Bush to Create New Unit in F.B.I. for Intelligence," New York Times, June 30, 2005.
- "Bush sets up domestic spy service," BBC, June 30, 2005.
- Dan Eggen and Walter Pincus, "Bush Approves Spy Agency Changes," Washington Post, June 30, 2005.
- Michel Chossudovsky, "Bush Administration creates 'Secret State Police'," Global Research (Canada), June 30, 2005.
- "ACLU Slams Plan to Place Parts of FBI Under Control of Intelligence Agencies. Warns of Further Mixing Law Enforcement With Intelligence Operations," Kansas City infoZine, July 5, 2005.
- Bob Barr,"Intelligence chief's power out of bounds," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 6, 2005.
- Al Martin, "Bush-Cheney Paranoia: 'Domestic Terrorism' & the National Security Service (The New SS)," Bella Ciao, July 18, 2005.
- Mike Whitney, "Genesis of an American Gestapo," Uruknet.info, July 19, 2005.
- Dana Priest, Transcript: Live Discussion on "National Security," Washington Post, August 10, 2005.
- "FBI's counterterror chief to run new National Security Service," Associated Press (San Diego Union-Tribune), August 12, 2005.
- "FBI Announces Top Officials for New National Security Branch," Department of State, August 15, 2005.