New counterterrorism plan
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April 5 '06: The Bush administration is nearing completion of a new counterterrorism plan, Reuters reported Wednesday. The information released Tuesday by the administration is in a "effort to bring greater integration and coordination to the counterterrorism activities of different agencies and departments including the CIA, FBI, Treasury Department, Pentagon and State Department," the news service reported.
The National Counter Terrorism Center's Director John Redd told a House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that the process "is not a unilateral drafting exercise by the NCTC. Instead, it is an interagency effort, involving hundreds of departmental planners working under our leadership."Reuters reported that the shift in new policy in the war on terror "could mean a change of traditional US government practices in noncombat zones overseas, where resident ambassadors have been viewed as wielding primary authority over all US activities." Reuters continued: "In combat zones such as Iraq, primary authority over counterterrorism operations rests with the Pentagon." Additionally, the new change in plans come in a post-September 11 world stage where "priorities of the FBI and Pentagon have led those agencies to expand into overseas intelligence roles once filled solely by the CIA."
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