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- National Security in the 21st Century: Findings of the Hart-Rudman Commission
Transcript of the General Meeting in Washington, D.C. Speaker: Warren B. Rudman, U.S. Senate. Moderator: Charles G. Boyd, director, Washington Program, Council on Foreign Relations. Speakers: Lee H. Hamilton, Gary Hart, U.S. Senate, and Newt Gingrich, U.S. Congress. September 14, 2001. Council on Foreign Relations.
- Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
The Tenth Amendment was intended to confirm the understanding of the people at the time the Constitution was adopted, that powers not granted to the United States were reserved to the States or to the people. Explains the scope, purpose and effect of the tenth amendment.
The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Harry S. Truman. The act also created a Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) to serve as head of the United States intelligence community; act as the principal adviser to the President for intelligence matters related to the national security; and serve as head of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 amended the National Security Act to provide for a Director of National Intelligence who would assume some of the roles formerly fulfilled by the DCI, with a separate Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
- US Dept of Justice Website on USA PATRIOT Act
Explanation and analysis of the USA PATRIOT Act by the US Department of Justice.
- US Intelligence Community Members
Seventeen separate organizations unite to form the Intelligence Community (IC). Each member agency operates under its own directive, yet they are all dedicated to the defense of our country and national security. Links to all seventeen agencies are available on this site.