Senate Intelligence Cmte. Report on WMDs

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 9, 2004

Today the Senate Committee on Intelligence released a report detailing intelligence failures prior to the invasion of Iraq.

  • Report Says Key Assertions Leading to War Were Wrong
  • Conclusions Excerpted From Full Report
  • , Conclusion 1. Most of the major key judgments in the Intelligence Community’s October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), Iraq’s Continuing Programs for Weapons of Mass Destruction, either overstated, or were not supported by, the underlying intelligence reporting. A series of failures, particularly in analytic trade craft, led to the mischaracterization of the intelligence.”

  • Report on the Intelligence Community’s Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq, Ordered reported on July 7, 2004. (521 pages, PDF, redacted.)
  • Decoding the Senate Intelligence Committee Investigation on Iraq, New York Times, July 18, 2004
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