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C.I.A. Answers Criticism With Pledge to Do Better

A day after a presidential commission harshly criticized its erroneous assessment of Iraqi weapons and weak reporting on other subjects, the Central Intelligence Agency said Friday that it was trying to give policy makers a more candid account of the reliability of intelligence it passed on. “The intelligence community has acknowledged flaws in its findings on the Iraq weapons of mass destruction target,” said Paul Gimigliano, a C.I.A. spokesman. “It has worked hard to improve its operational and analytic tradecraft across the board and to ensure that its customers get not only a judgment, but a clear sense of the strength of the sourcing and reasoning behind the judgment.”Full Story

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