November 19, 2005 |
The Defense Department's inspector general's office said Friday it had begun investigating a Pentagon team that former Undersecretary of Defense Douglas J. Feith used to build the U.S. case against Saddam Hussein and to plan the war in Iraq. The investigation is likely to call new attention to the Bush administration's case for war as the White House faces criticism that it exaggerated Baghdad's threat.
October 22, 2004 |
A controversial intelligence unit set up in the Pentagon provided skewed prewar analysis to support Bush administration claims that Saddam Hussein was an ally of Al Qaeda, an investigation by Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee has found. The intelligence unit, run by Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas J.
April 6, 2007 |
Just four months after the Sept. 11 attacks, then-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz dashed off a memo to a senior Pentagon colleague, demanding action to identify connections between Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's regime and Al Qaeda. "We don't seem to be making much progress pulling together intelligence on links between Iraq and Al Qaeda," Wolfowitz wrote in the Jan. 22, 2002, memo to Douglas J. Feith, the department's No. 3 official.
February 10, 2007 |
As the Bush administration began assembling its case for war, analysts across the U.S. intelligence community were disturbed by the report of a secretive Pentagon team that concluded Iraq had significant ties to Al Qaeda. Analysts from the CIA and other agencies "disagreed with more than 50%" of 26 findings the Pentagon team laid out in a controversial paper, according to testimony Friday from Thomas F. Gimble, acting inspector general of the Pentagon.
August 17, 1986
The Soviet Union is developing new biological weapons despite treaties prohibiting them and testing the devices in Afghanistan and Southeast Asia, Douglas J. Feith, deputy assistant secretary of defense for negotiations policy, said. Feith made the charge in report to the House Intelligence Committee. "Evidence of many types and from a variety of sources has established that the Soviets and their clients have . . .
December 10, 2002 |
Chinese military officials, in their first high-level discussions with the Pentagon in years, said they will try to pressure North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons programs, U.S. officials said. At the same time, the Chinese refused to rule out using military force to reunite Taiwan with the mainland. Douglas J. Feith, the No. 3 Pentagon official, who headed the U.S. delegation, said the talks were "useful" and "professional." Gen.