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.

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"… the decade, “strategic leadership repeatedly failed,” and as a result, U.S. military training, policies, doctrine and equipment were ill-suited to the tasks th …"

"… nflict. When completed, “it will be used by senior leaders” to develop U.S. military forces for the future, according to Navy Lt. Cmdr. Cindy Fields, a Joint S …"

"… r who read author Thomas Ricks’ seminal, bestselling 2006 account of the U.S. military’s early failings in Iraq, bluntly titled “Fiasco.” An internal Army …"

"… nor resourced to accept these responsibilities,” the chronicle explains.U.S. military forces were also not equipped “to combat adaptive insurgencies” in bot …"

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

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

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

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

Methodology

By The Center for Public Integrity

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

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"… rch intern at the Fund in the summer of 2006. She is currently a senior at the University of Pennsylvania. Mike Holmes was a research intern at the Fund in 2005. He is a summ …"