This Day in History: February 28

“There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.”

Harry S Truman

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Here are some ‘Intelligence-related’ events that occurred on a February 28. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

1976 – President Ford issues Executive Order 11905, which limits the power of the CIA, the NSA, and military intelligence to engage in surveillance of US citizens. Perhaps its most well-known provision is a total ban on “political assassinations” by US government personnel.

1993 – Gun battle erupts near Waco, Texas at Branch Davidian compound after FBI attempts a raid

1995 – The US Pentagon announces that it monitored Iranian installation of surface-to-air Hawk missiles in the Strait of Hormuz

1997 – FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia

2005 – A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.

2014 – Russia moves troops into the Crimea to protect its interests against Ukraine

 

PS: Do you know an ‘Intelligence-related’ event which occurred on this day? Do not hesitate to post a comment and it will be added it to the list!

REFERENCES

Historical Events on February 28 — On This Day

 

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