U.S. now faces threat of U.S.-made weapons in Iraq

By Douglas Birch

Islamic State fighters seize U.S. military equipment in Iraq, become targets for U.S. warplanes.

Finding the truth in 935 lies about war with Iraq

By Bill Buzenberg

New book from Center's founder discusses the orchestrated deception that led to war in Iraq, and what it means for the future of truth.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Charles":

"… . Until next week, Bill    …"

Invasion of Iraq, 10 years later

A look back at the Center's coverage of the path to invasion and the cost of war.

Waste, fraud and abuse commonplace in Iraq reconstruction effort

By R. Jeffrey Smith

$60-billion pipe dream for creation of a Western-style economy

Excerpts from this story referencing "Commander":

"… Commanders — created to tamp down the Iraqi insurgency and known as the Commander’s Emergency Response Program — dispensed $4 billion without any formal …"

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 "Paul Bremer":

"… firing of mid-level government officials — decisions made by Ambassador Paul Bremer with broad support in the Bush administration — crippled Iraq’s abilit …"

Articles we find interesting

By R. Jeffrey Smith

National Security articles we find interesting

Windfalls of War: A decade of keeping government spending accountable

By Sandy Johnson

Tracking the cost of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, $1 trillion and up

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… nistration waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about Saddam Hussein's Iraq, making more than 900 false statements935 false statements: Ke …"

State Department will inherit reconstruction duties in Iraq when troops leave

By Laurel Adams

IG questions whether State Department is ready to take over many reconstruction tasks in Iraq

Leaked report details failure to get armored vehicles to Marines in Iraq

By Nick Schwellenbach

The report featured in USA Today. When Marines in Iraq urgently asked for armored vehicles particularly resistant to improvised explosive d

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iraq":

"… ation with his complaints. …"

"… eakdown by Pentagon brass – the failure to anticipate the use of IEDs by Iraqi insurgents. “DOD was aware of the threat posed by mines and improvised …"

"… ability of mine-resistant vehicles years before insurgent actions began in Iraq in 2003,” the report states. “The department entered into operations i …"

"… n 2003,” the report states. “The department entered into operations in Iraq without having taken available steps to acquire technology to mitigate the …"

Military failure to secure Iraq after invasion

By The Center for Public Integrity

Plans and troop numbers to secure post-Saddam Iraq were inadequate

Excerpts from this story referencing "chief of staff":

"… retary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz dismissed the assessments of his own Army chief of staff, General Eric Shinseki, and a 1999 Department of Defense (DOD) war game sc …"

190,000 missing weapons in Iraq

By The Center for Public Integrity

Lack of central records system for weapons distributed in Iraq means that missing weapons may be in the hands of insurgents

Inadequate planning for post-invasion Iraq

By The Center for Public Integrity

The blame for Iraq's rise in violence lays with several federal agencies who failed to work together to plan for the future of Iraq


By The Center for Public Integrity

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Helena Bengtsson":

"… r for Public Integrity's staff also worked on this project, including Helena Bengtsson, Sara Bularzik, Lisa Chiu, David Donald, Caitlin Ginley, Alan Green, C. Be …"

Baghdad bonanza

By Bill Buzenberg

The top 100 private defense contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2004-2006

Excerpts from this story referencing "United States":

"… d of the companies and joint ventures on the Top 100 are based outside the United States. These foreign contractors, along with the $20 billion in contracts awarde …"

"… billion in 2006.According to David Walker, the comptroller general of the United States, the outsourcing of government has escalated across the board over the pas …"