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CIA Declassifies Most of Senate Iraq WMD Report

The CIA has nearly finished declassifying a highly critical report about prewar intelligence on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and returned most of it to Congress on Monday with parts it believes should be kept secret marked in brackets, government sources said. The Senate Intelligence Committee report examines one of the main reasons used by the United States for going to war against Iraq — intelligence that said Baghdad had weapons of mass destruction. No large stockpiles of chemical or biological weapons have been found. The committee will meet on Tuesday behind closed doors to discuss the report including its conclusions and the CIA’s redactions. The panel was expected to vote on whether to approve the roughly 400-page report. Sen. Pat Roberts, the Kansas Republican chairman of the committee, has been adamant about making public as much of the report as possible. Full Story

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