TIPS down, but what about TIA? (Insider Report).
The TIA program has been developing silently at the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), under the direction of Rear Admiral John Poindexter. Admiral Poindexter was national security adviser to President Reagan and oversaw the arms-for-hostages fiasco that became known as the "Iran-Contra" scandal.
After initially denying that the program would deeply intrude into citizens' lives, the Defense Department acknowledged that many of the above-mentioned areas of surveillance and data collection are under study. "The bottom line is this is an important research project to determine the feasibility of using certain transactions and events to discover and respond to terrorists before they act," Defense Department spokesman Edward Aldridge explained.
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|Publication:||The New American|
|Date:||Dec 30, 2002|
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