Report on Intelligence Activities Relating to Iraq Conducted by the Policy Counterterrorism Evaluation Group and the Office of Special Plans Within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Together With Additional and Minority Views [open pdf - 3MB]
This report investigates intelligence activities conducted by the Policy Counterterrorism Evaluation Group and the Office of Special Plans within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy leading up to the invasion of Iraq. In particular, the report focuses on a December 2001 meeting in Rome with members of the Iranian security service. "The December 2001 Rome meeting involved discussions with alleged current and former members of the Iranian security service and a foreign government entity which included the foreign government intelligence service. While the information obtained was related to Iran instead of Iraq, senior OUSD(P) personnel were directed to conduct the Rome meeting and were involved in the decision-making process on how to undertake the meeting, and an OUSD(P) employee attended the meeting. In light of the fact that the DoD IG did not evaluate the propriety of conducting these meetings, Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV directed that the Committee's review of the December 2001 and June 2003 meetings be completed as part of its pre-war intelligence on Iraq inquiry. This report completes the Committee's inquiry into the Rome meeting and the issue of whether the OUSD(P) undertook inappropriate intelligence collection activities. The Committee's review is based on interviews with current and former Intelligence Community and DoD officials, briefings, and documentation provided by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), DoD, and State Department. The DoD Office of the Inspector General provided the Committee with additional information collected as part of its February 2007 review of the activities of the OUSD(P)."
United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: http://intelligence.senate.gov/index.html