An Intelligence Failure


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An Intelligence Failure
Honest and unbiased information gathering and analysis is the backbone of the intelligence apparatus. When this information process is manipulated by political motives and ideological goals, the results can create a devastating policy failure.  
The Central Intelligence Agency has been the primary source for international intelligence gathering for the United States Government since the agency’s inception over fifty years ago. In the build up to the Iraq War, however, the goal of providing unbiased intelligence was co-opted by political pressures outside the agency. Analysts were pressured, information was cherry picked, and the resulting breakdown turned the intelligence apparatus into an advocacy tool...
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