TITLE

Determining the Reliability of a Key CIA Source

AUTHOR(S)
Drogin, Bob
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Spring2008, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes some of the challenges experienced by Steve Weinberg, the former Investigative Reporters and Editors executive director, in transforming his investigative reporting into a book about a source code of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) entitled "Curveball." His story focused on an Iraqi chemical engineer who claimed to have helped design and build secret biological weapons factories for Germany. Weinberg's newspaper investigation exposed the reliance of the CIA on a defector if Iraq had a weapon of mass destruction (WMD). Weinberg discusses how he came to discover how the CIA had gotten such crucial intelligence so catastrophically wrong.
ACCESSION #
31745560

 

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