The 47-year-old nuclear elephant in the room

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

A growing number of U.S. experts say that feigning ignorance about Israel’s nuclear arsenal creates more trouble than it averts.

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 "Iraq":

"… nter published in January 2008, five years after the start of the war with Iraq. It was called Iraq: The War Card: Orchestrated Deception on the Path …"

"… 2008, five years after the start of the war with Iraq. It was called Iraq: The War Card: Orchestrated Deception on the Path to War. Working wit …"

"… mation coming from top government officials leading up to the start of the Iraq war in March of 2003. The project overview is called False Pretenses. …"

"… lying realities.” The realities he found in regard to misinformation on Iraq were stunning. “Our report found that in the two years after the terrori …"

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 "research director":

"… n a year, or more than $3 billion over a decade, according to Tom Collina, research director at the Arms Control Association, a nonprofit research group in Washington. …"

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 "Pentagon":

"… ected is one of many alarming developments that have been war-gamed at the Pentagon over the past year, as the conflict there deepens and president Assad’s …"

"… But I am not going to get into the specifics of our contingency plans.” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said he could only say that “we are working with …"

Hospitals failing to secure dirty bomb materials

By Aaron Mehta

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

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 "Boeing":

"… g at the four biggest companies in the nuclear weapons launch business — Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and General Dynamics — and their cor …"

WMD nonproliferation needs more attention

By The Center for Public Integrity

Inadequate efforts to prevent proliferation of WMD presents serious security risk

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 "Saddam Hussein":

"… made 14 false statements, including: “We do not need any more proof that Saddam Hussein possesses and is willing to use chemical and biological weapons,” and …"

"… eapons,” and “We are confident that we will uncover the full extent of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction program.” McClellan’s total ranks at t …"

"… lso reiterate what I said earlier, that we do not need any more proof that Saddam Hussein possesses and is willing to use chemical and biological weapons. * Novemb …"

"… ow with the international community, speaking with one voice, is to disarm Saddam Hussein of those weapons of mass destruction. We know that he possesses chemical a …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pentagon":

"… half the population.”Now, in the aftermath of the World Trade Center and Pentagon disasters, there are differing opinions about the likelihood of such attac …"