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.

A new use for nuclear weapons: hunting rogue asteroids

By Douglas Birch

A persistent campaign by weapons designers to develop a nuclear defense against extraterrestrial rocks slowly wins government support.

Excerpts from this story referencing "California":

"… he is using a device called a gas gun at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California to study the impactor, while separately producing computer simulations of …"

"… and nuclear weapons designer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, presently engaged in refurbishment of the U.S. W-87 warhead — a weapon …"

"… decades to budge a big rock. A team of scientists including University of California physicist Philip Lubin has also proposed building a six-mile-wide arr …"

Obama administration embraces major new nuclear weapons cut

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Officials back a new targeting plan and a one-third reduction in the U.S. arsenal.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama":

"… st, officials said, in at least exploring a new joint, lower limit. …"

"… w are reflected in a draft of a classified decision directive prepared for Obama’s signature that guides how U.S. nuclear weapons should be targeted in t …"

"… ll defense requirements. Although the document offers various options for Obama, his top advisers reached their consensus position last year, after a revi …"

"… tly because of political concerns that any resulting controversy might rob Obama of popular votes in the November election. Some Republican lawmakers have …"

U.S. seeks to outsource handling of Syrian chemical weapons

By R. Jeffrey Smith

The U.S. wants Jordan and Turkey to take the lead safeguarding Syrian chemical weapons.

Excerpts from this story referencing "spokeswoman":

"… em, U.S. and foreign officials said. Asked for comment, Jordanian embassy spokeswoman, Dana Zureikat Daoud, said the training under way is “not mission-orient …"

"… firm that chemical weapons were used” in that incident, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Jan. 16. Top priority is protecting the sites The …"

"… to a Turkish field near a refugee camp on Jan. 14. As Daoud, the Jordanian spokeswoman, said, “Naturally, we will do everything that needs to be done to defend …"

Hospitals failing to secure dirty bomb materials

By Aaron Mehta

Hospitals are failing to secure potential dirty bomb materials, says GAO

Excerpts from this story referencing "Brazil":

"… y bomb has been used in the U.S., GAO points to an accidental explosion in Brazil that occurred in 1987 when an abandoned teletherapy machine exploded, kill …"

"… aftermath caused about $36 million in damages to the region, according to Brazil’s government.While acknowledging that all nuclear materials should be se …"

Former U.S. nuclear commander startles with proposal to cut weapons arsenal by 80%

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Squabbling in Washington intensifies as a former nuclear force commander urges 80% reduction in the arsenal.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Butler":

"… other former heads of the Strategic Command – Air Force Gen. George Lee Butler (1992-1994) and Air Force Gen. Eugene Habiger (1996-1998) — also endorse …"

WMD nonproliferation needs more attention

By The Center for Public Integrity

Inadequate efforts to prevent proliferation of WMD presents serious security risk

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush administration":

"… ention of weapons of mass destruction proliferation and terrorism. But the Bush administration has yet to appoint someone to the position. Experts say that the threat of …"

"… se weapons of mass destruction in an attack before 2013 and criticizes the Bush administration for its lack of attention to the threat of bioterrorism attacks, as compar …"

McClellan book confirms Center's 'Iraq: The War Card' report

By Caitlin Ginley

In a new memoir, former White House press secretary Scott McClellan became the first Bush administration official to confirm the orchestrate

Excerpts from this story referencing "The New York Times":

"… sources of public opinion to the president’s advantage.” The Politico, The New York Times, and The Washington Post obtained copies of the book and have reported som …"

Bibliography

By The Center for Public Integrity

Sources from the Iraq: The War Card project

Excerpts from this story referencing "New York":

"… ext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies. New York: Doubleday, 2004.Barton, Rod. The Weapons Detective: The Inside Story …"

"… d the Events Leading Up to America's Invasion and Occupation of Iraq. New York: Pantheon, 2004.Bolton, John. Surrender Is Not an Option. New York: T …"

"… q. New York: Pantheon, 2004.Bolton, John. Surrender Is Not an Option. New York: Threshold Editions, 2007.Bremer, Paul. My Year in Iraq: The Struggle …"

"… remer, Paul. My Year in Iraq: The Struggle To Build a Future of Hope. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.Carroll, James. Crusade: Chronicles of an …"

U.S. biological weapons lab locked down, 50 miles from Pentagon

By Peter Eisner

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2001 — Fort Detrick conducts research to defend the United States against some of the most deadly biological agent