Red Team: How the Neoconservatives Helped Cause the Iraq Intelligence Failure

@article{Conway2012RedTH,
  title={Red Team: How the Neoconservatives Helped Cause the Iraq Intelligence Failure},
  author={P. Conway},
  journal={Intelligence and National Security},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={488 - 512}
}
  • P. Conway
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • Intelligence and National Security
  • Abstract This article explains how flawed intelligence assessments of Iraq's aluminum tubes became ‘Exhibit A’ in the Bush administration's case for the Iraq War. The assessments seem to have begun as a consequence of a debate within the administration over US Iraq policy in early 2001. The neoconservatives wanted intelligence that would help them argue for regime-change. A WINPAC ‘Red Team’ analyst analyzed the tubes using the same methodology as 1976's infamous Team B panel, which skewed… CONTINUE READING

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