U.S. military admits major war mistakes

By R. Jeffrey Smith

An internal report prepared by the Joint Staff describes failures of leadership and planning in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Excerpts from this story referencing "David Petraeus":

"… ation at all levels” — partly at the urging of commanders such as Gen. David Petraeus. But the assessment notes that efforts to rush newly-developed equipment t …"

False premise for going to war

By The Center for Public Integrity

The premise that Iraq had biological and chemical weapons and links to Al Qaeda proved untrue

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush":

"… was the U.S. intelligence failure on Iraq. …"

"… ident and overthrow his regime. The Center for Public Integrity found that Bush and seven members of his administration made 935 demonstrably false statem …"

"… to get out. In a press interview a month before leaving office, President Bush said that he came to office “unprepared for war” and that his “bigge …"

Failure to secure weapons in Iraq

By The Center for Public Integrity

Looting of poorly protected weapons depots in Iraq helped arm Iraqi insurgents

Pentagon office’s misleading intelligence

By The Center for Public Integrity

Department of Defense used information not supported by other intelligence groups to justify war in Iraq

Evaluating Congress

By Aaron Mehta

Members of Congress were far less likely than the Bush administration to spread false statements about the need for war in Iraq, according t

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iraq":

"… e Bush administration to spread false statements about the need for war in Iraq, according to a new study. The study comes on the heels of the Center’s …"

"… , according to a new study. The study comes on the heels of the Center’s Iraq: The War Card project, which earlier this year documented the administrati …"

"… e new study, part of Lance Hampton’s dissertation Justifications for the Iraq War: An Analysis of the Government’s Public Case for War, 2001 to 2003 f …"

"… war.The study looked at nine arguments that were used in favor of invading Iraq. In each case, the executive was at least one and a half times more likely …"

False pretenses

By Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith

Following 9/11, President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a campaign of misinformation on the threat from Iraq

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington":

"… blican leaders in Congress, also routinely sounded false war alarms in the Washington echo chamber. The cumulative effect of these false statements — amplifi …"

Methodology

By The Center for Public Integrity

A look inside the Center's reporting process for Iraq: The War Card

Excerpts from this story referencing "CBS News":

"… years. From 1977 to 1988 he did investigative reporting at ABC News and at CBS News's 60 Minutes. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1998 and PEN U …"