RealNews

Secret US study raised possibility that weapons would not be found

A classified US intelligence study done three months before the invasion of Iraq predicted that weapons of mass destruction might never be found there, the USA Today newspaper said. The newspaper said the study by a team of US intelligence analysts, military officers and Pentagon civilians warned that US tactics, guerrilla warfare, looting and lying by Iraqi officials would undermine the search for banned Iraqi weapons. The document was described to the daily by three high-ranking US intelligence officials. USA Today said it had also obtained portions of the study. “Locating a program that … has been driven by denial and deception imperatives is no small task,” the paper quotes the December 2002 report as saying. “Prolonged insecurity with factional violence and guerrilla forces still at large would be the worst outcome for finding Saddam’s WMD arsenal.” Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.