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The Bush Administration's Intelligence Legacy

Report 1 August 2008
This week the Bush administration made a number of important reforms to the Intelligence Community (IC) that have long been supported and encouraged by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission, intelligence experts, and Congress. However, these reforms come too late to reverse the Bush administration’s intelligence legacy of neglect, mismanagement and politicization. It is a legacy that has done great damage to our nation’s IC and made America less secure.
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Iran

Iran Memo to the Progressive Community

Report 26 June 2008
To maintain that support and ensure a more a productive path for our Iran policy, we must continue to forcefully articulate a principled and pragmatic approach for dealing with Iran.
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Iraq

It’s Not in America's Interest to Rush an Agreement that Will Determine Its Long-Term Relationship with Iraq

Report 19 June 2008
The Bush Administration is currently negotiating two agreements with the Iraqi government that could shape the U.S. presence in Iraq for years to come. These negotiations are too important to be taking place in haste, with little transparency and no input from the U.S. Congress or the Iraqi Parliament.
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Iran

Adm. Fallon's Dissenting Voice: Views on Iraq Strategy More in Line With American Mainstream than Bush Administration

Report 4 March 2008
Adm. Fallon—Commander of U.S. Central Command and Gen. David Petraeus'; superior—has consistently been less enthusiastic on the surge than Petraeus and other Bush Administration officials. His dissenting voice on the Iraq surge strategy has been disregarded by the White House, and his strong support for balancing our focus on Iraq with other regional priorities has yet to be fully realized.
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Afghanistan

Fact Check: Bush Plan Wrong on Afghanistan

Report 29 January 2008
A fact check from the National Security Network on President Bush's State of the Union comments regarding Afghanistan show the country is still in a state of disrepair.
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Iraq

One Year From the Surge

Report 9 January 2008
Changes in military tactics can lead to short term gains, but only a comprehensive political strategy to bring Iraq’s warring factions together can lead to a permanent solution to the conflict. One year since the President announced the “surge,” it remains clear that he has no such strategy.
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Iraq

National Intelligence Estimate Shows that the Surge Has Failed

Report 23 August 2007
The National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq shows that none of the goals outlined by the President in January are not being met.
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Iraq

Four Years since "Bring'em On"

Report 2 July 2007
It has been four years since the President declared “bring’em on” in response to the budding insurgency in Iraq.
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Iraq

Debunking the Al Qaeda Iraq Connection

Report 28 June 2007
In recent weeks there has been a resurgence of painting all American enemies in Iraq as “Al Qaeda.” The situation is much more complicated.
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