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Pennsylvania State University
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SRA 231
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Analyst Matthew CurtisContact Info mdc5237 SRA 231 Section 01Peer Reviewed by Date Prepared 21714 PurposeTo identify the hindrancesbias in each passageTitle WA5OVERALL BLUFPassage 1George Tenet Director of Central Intelligence DCI and his deputy John McLaughlin went to the White House on Sunday December 21 2002 to brief the president vicepresident and the national security advisor on the intelligence regarding Iraqs nuclear chemical biological and missile programs The president was not impressed with the evidence At the conclusion of McLaughlins presentation the president asked Tenet is this best weve got Tenet replied 1unequivocally Dont worry its a slam dunk casePassage1 AnalysisSupporting Points McLaughlin and Tenet briefed the President with bias that they had enough evidence regarding Iraqs missile programs Illustrating a Personal bias hindrance in the sense that the Central Intelligence agents believing they had a strong case despite the presidents doubts about the evidence Demonstrating their case on the basis of ignorance proving that the president noticed a hindrance in their case that proved too weak of a claim to action against Iraqs missilesPassage 2There were three interrelated waypoints along the analytical pathway that led to this intelligence failure First intelligence analysts failed to place their assessment of Iraqs alleged WMD program in a strategic and political context and try to understand the motivations intentions and interests of Iraqs government Second and perhaps central to our intelligence failure intelligence community analysts assumed that Iraq was hiding WMD Henc
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