PR Push for Iraq War Preceded Intelligence Findings – “White Paper” Drafted before NIE even Requested

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by John Prados
Global Research, August 24, 2008
www.nsarchive.org
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 254 – 2008-08-22

The U.S. intelligence community buckled sooner in 2002 than previously reported to Bush administration pressure for data justifying an invasion of Iraq, according to a documents posting on the Web today by National Security Archive senior fellow John Prados.

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With Release of “Family Jewels,” CIA Acknowledges Years of Assassination Plots, Coerced Drug Tests & Domestic Spying (link)

Democracy Now!
Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

With Release of “Family Jewels,” CIA Acknowledges Years of Assassination Plots, Coerced Drug Tests and Domestic Spying

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The CIA has released its so-called “family jewels” — nearly 700 pages of documents detailing some if its most infamous and illegal operations dating back to the 1950s. These include assassination plots against foreign leaders, drugs tests on unwitting citizens, wiretapping of U.S. journalists, spying on activists, opening mail, break-ins at the homes of ex-CIA employees and more. We speak with John Prados of the National Security Archive, an independent research institute that filed the original Freedom of Information Act request for the “family jewels” 15 years ago. [includes rush transcript – partial] Continue reading