Apr 15, 2004
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The U.S. intelligence community, despite reams ofintelligence intercepts, downplayed the threat of Al Qaida throughout the1990s.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- More than two years after the suicide strikes againstNew York and Washington, the United States remains far short of developingthe intelligence capability required to battle Al Qaida.
LONDON [MENL] -- Iran has reduced its support for non-Palestinian Islamicinsurgency groups.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has rejected an Israeli request forthe right to invade the Gaza Strip following a unilateral withdrawal.