FBI in New Saudi Build-Up
FBI director Robert Mueller's visit to Saudi Arabia underscores the agency's intention to build up ties with Riyadh following crown prince Abdallah's trip to the U.S. [...]
The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) combines the role of a US federal police force and an internal intelligence service. It comes under the authority of the Department of Justice and oversees the police authorities at the federal level. A member of the US intelligence community, the FBI often competes with the CIA on terrorism and counterintelligence cases.
In a recent report, the Government Accounting Office drew up a somewhat critical list of developments in homeland security since the presidential decree National Strategy for Homeland Security was issued in 2002. GAO laid down priorities for 2005. [...]