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Some More Questions About the NIE Report on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Irancove @ December 3, 2007 # No Comment Yet

Farideh Farhi asks some very good questions in her analysis of the NIE report: In short, the fact that this NIE can so easily become an instrument in support of the Bush Administration’s current policy raises a few questions for me, including: • What explains the timing of the release of the report? • On […]

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Iran Nuclear Weapons NIE

Irancove @ December 3, 2007 # 3 Comments

Regarding the newly released NIE (pdf) about Iran’s nuclear program, Kevin Drum asks: This NIE was apparently finished a year ago, and its basic parameters were almost certainly common knowledge in the White House well before that. This means that all the leaks, all the World War III stuff, all the blustering about the IAEA […]

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Shift in Focus?

Irancove @ December 3, 2007 # 11 Comments

Washington Post, December 2007 “Tehran’s decision to halt its nuclear weapons program suggests it is less determined to develop nuclear weapons than we have been judging since 2005,” according to one of the key judgments of the new assessment. Two years ago, the intelligence community said publicly that it had “high confidence that Iran was […]

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