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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 0:46:50 to 0:48:50
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Mike Thompson

0:46:42 to 0:47:02( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Thompson: yielding. i'm pleased that this legislation supports critical u.s. intelligence capabilities at a level higher than we ever have in past years. this bill improves the intelligence community's ability to understand hard targets. those countries that pose the greatest strategic threat to

Mike Thompson

0:46:50 to 0:48:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Mike Thompson

0:47:03 to 0:47:23( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Thompson: u.s. interest. but it also increases funds for intelligence collections that will support u.s. policy decisions in other important regions such as africa, latin america, and asia. we must continue to focus our resources and our priority targets, but we can't neglect

Mike Thompson

0:47:24 to 0:47:44( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Thompson: emerging threats. this bill does both. the bill also includes an amendment that i introduced in committee in conjunction with our colleague, david price from north carolina, to improve the effectiveness of interrogations and prevent a return to past abuses. it calls on the director of

Mike Thompson

0:47:45 to 0:48:05( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Thompson: national intelligence to evaluate scientific research on interrogations and assess how to improve our u.s. interrogators traing. it also requires the d.n.i. to asess the ethics traing provided to interrogators so they understand the boundaries within which they can operate. finally, the bill contains a

Mike Thompson

0:48:06 to 0:48:26( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Thompson: provision that i sponsored that requires the newly created inspector general of the intelligence community to study the intelligence community's electronic waste disposal procedures. this provision was designed to protect not just our environment but also our security. the inspector general must

Mike Thompson

0:48:27 to 0:48:47( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Thompson: assess both the environmental impact of these practices and the steps taken to ensure that discarded devices do not contain sensitive information that our adversaries would be able to exploit. madam chair, this legislation will strengthen the capabilities of our intelligence communities and

Mike Thompson

0:48:48 to 0:48:51( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Thompson: makes our nation safer. i urge my colleagues to support

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