For Immediate Release
July 12, 2004
From remarks by President Bush, Kutztown, PA, 7/9/04
President Bush stands behind the men and women in our intelligence
community who dedicate their lives to collecting and analyzing
Just as the intelligence community was reshaped to respond to the
challenge of the Cold War, we must now take action to ensure that our
intelligence services are prepared to more effectively deal with
threats of the 21st century.
We are transforming the FBI, have created the Terrorist Threat
Integration Center, and have passed the USA PATRIOT Act.
President Bush has appointed an independent commission to look at
American intelligence capabilities -- especially our intelligence about
weapons of mass destruction.
President Bush believes that any intelligence reform efforts
Increase both the quality and quantity of human intelligence
Invest more in our technical intelligence capability so that we
stay ahead of enemies' changing communications technology and tactics;
Ensure the most effective and coordinated use of these resources