CIA & The War on Terrorism

 

"Counterterrorism is CIA’s primary mission. Al-Qaeda remains the most serious security threat that we face, most serious security threat to America and to U.S. interests and our allies overseas. ... The goal must be to pursue al-Qaeda to every hiding place, to continue to disrupt their operations, and continue ultimately to work towards their destruction so that they do not represent a threat to this country or to our troops in the future. That’s why CIA continues to work with partners across the world in intelligence, in law enforcement, and in the military to understand and counter the constantly evolving threat, both tactically and strategically."

—DCIA Panetta, May 18, 2009 at the Pacific Council on International Policy


 

The following links will take you to the Agency's full website where you can read each transcript or related item in its entirety:

 

2011

  • May 2, 2011 - Statement to Employees by Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Leon E. Panetta on the Death of Usama Bin Ladin.

 

2010

  • October 19, 2010 - Statement to Employees by Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Leon E. Panetta on Lessons from Khowst.
  • September 10, 2010 - Statement to Employees by Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Leon E. Panetta on Remembering September 11th.
  • June 7, 2010 - CIA Honors Fallen Colleagues.
  • February 16, 2010 - President Obama and CIA Director Panetta Speak at CIA Memorial Service (February 5, 2010).
  • January 11, 2010 - Director Panetta's Op-Ed on Terrorist Attack in Afghanistan.


2009

  • December 31, 2009* - Statement on CIA Casualties in Afghanistan.
  • September 10, 2009* - Statement to Employees by Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Leon E. Panetta on September 11th.

 

2008

  • November 14, 2008* - Transcript of Remarks by Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael Hayden at the Atlantic Council (November 13, 2008).


2007

  • September 7, 2007* - Transcript of Remarks by Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gen. Michael V. Hayden at the Council on Foreign Relations (posted with permission from the Council on Foreign Relations).
  • January 11, 2007* - Excerpt from D/CIA Statement to Senate Intel Committee


2006

  • November 15, 2006* - Director Hayden's Statement for the Record Before the Senate Armed Services Committee: The Current Situation in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

2005

  • February 16, 2005* - DCI Porter J. Goss's Testimony on "Global Intelligence Challenges 2005: Meeting Long-Term Challenges with a Long-Term Strategy" Before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

 

2004

  • April 14, 2004* - Opening Remarks of Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet Before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.
  • March 24, 2004* - Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet's Oral Statement before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States  (as delivered).
  • March 24, 2004* - Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet's Written Statement for the Record before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.

 

2003

  • June 3, 2003* - Terrorist CBRN: Materials and Effects.
  • May 28, 2003* - Iraqi Mobile Biological Warfare Agent Production Plants.
  • February 26, 2003* - Testimony by Winston P. Wiley, Chair, Senior Steering Group, Terrorist Threat Integration Center, and Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Homeland Security, before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee (as prepared for delivery).
  • February 2003 - National Strategy for Combating Terrorism.
  • January 2003* - Putting Noncombatants at Risk: Saddam's Use of "Human Shields."

 

2002

  • December 11, 2002* - Remarks by the Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet at the Nixon Center Distinguished Service Award Banquet.
  • October 17, 2002* - Written Statement for the Record of the Director of Central Intelligence Before the Joint Inquiry Committee.
  • June 18, 2002* - Unclassified Version of Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet's Testimony before the Joint Inquiry into Terrorist Attacks Against the United States.

 

2001

  • September 26, 2001* - DCI George J. Tenet and President George W. Bush's Remarks to the CIA workforce.
  • September 14, 2001* - Message from Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet on National Day of Prayer and Remembrance.
  • September 12, 2001* - DCI Statement to CIA Employees.


Excerpt compilations

 

*Link will take you to the full website.