Pentagon “closes” intelligence unit that spied on Quakers…

[Note that a new office has been opened to take over some of the responsibilities…so, not sure if this is closing, or renaming. But, interesting that the government felt forced to do something, and put it in the press…]

From Yahoo News:
Pentagon closes controversial intelligence unit

Mon Aug 4, 6:51 PM ET

The Pentagon on Monday said it was closing a controversial intelligence office that had raised concerns about domestic spying by the military after the September 11 attacks.

The Defense Department said it had “disestablished” the Counterintelligence Field Activity office, or CIFA, created in February 2002 by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to manage defense and armed service efforts against intelligence threats from foreign powers and groups such as al Qaeda.

Those responsibilities will now be carried out by a new organization called the Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Center, overseen by the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency…

Rest of story here.

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