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 "ABC News":

"… enter for Public Integrity in 1989, after he had worked in television with ABC News and then CBS News, including producing investigative reports for the late …"

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 "Pentagon":

"… id. But the largest responsibility for the screw-up lies generally at the Pentagon and particularly in the Army, according to the report. The Defense Departm …"

"… e frequently on the losing end of arguments,” Bowen reports. It was the Pentagon that failed to plan “for a lengthy occupation or a large relief and reco …"

"… n.” Defense officials have acknowledged that a substantial chunk of the Pentagon’s spending in Iraq went to repair the looting and other damage done by I …"

"… raib helped stoke widespread hostility to the U.S. occupation. It was the Pentagon that opened a contracting office in Baghdad that Bowen said was chronicall …"

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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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

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "House Appropriations Committee":

"… ed by Congress slashed State’s budget by $8 billion. In a letter to the House Appropriations Committee, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton noted that the cuts to State’s budge …"

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 "MRAP":

"… the request for more than 1,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs). MRAPs are particularly resistant to IEDs because of their V-shaped hull …"

"… uest for more than 1,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs). MRAPs are particularly resistant to IEDs because of their V-shaped hulls that d …"

"… V-shaped hulls that disperse explosions.Along with the delays in providing MRAPs, the IG found an equally troubling breakdown by Pentagon brass – the fa …"

"… aq .In May 2007, after reports of the delays in procuring large numbers of MRAPs began to emerge in the press, Defense Secretary Robert Gates made it 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

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "inspector":

"… and and Iraq Ministries of Defense and Interior. In July 2008, the DOD’s inspector general completed a follow-up report that noted significant improvements i …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… uest for comment, but then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz told Congress in 2003 that although “it seems to have become fashionable for some to s …"

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 "Colin Powell":

"… y President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald Rums …"

Baghdad bonanza

By Bill Buzenberg

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Government Accountability Office":

"… at we are still not making enough progress on," said Walker, who heads the Government Accountability Office. "I mean, this stuff isn't rocket science."While KBR earns the top spot am …"