ABSTRACT

U.S. Intelligence and Policymaking: The Iraq Experience [Updated January 16, 2004]   [open pdf - 40KB]

"In the aftermath of Operation Iraqi Freedom, critics have charged that the U.S. Intelligence Community failed to provide accurate information about Iraqi capabilities to develop and use weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Congressional intelligence committees are reviewing the Intelligence Community's performance, but there are disputes over the need to evaluate the processes used by the executive branch to collect, analyze, and use intelligence. This report explores in broad terms the relationship between the production of intelligence and the making of policy as reflected in the period prior to the war against Iraq in March 2003 and the implications for Congress. This report will be updated if circumstances warrant."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, RS21696
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Date:
2004-01-16
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Public Domain
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U.S. Dept. of State, Foreign Press Centers: http://fpc.state.gov/
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pdf
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