The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Colin Powell" ...
The project, the product of two and half years of reporting and research, produced a 380,000-word database that juxtaposes what President Bush and seven top officials were saying for public consumption against what was known, or should have been known, on a day-to-day basis. This fully searchable database includes the public statements, drawn from both primary sources (such as official transcripts) and secondary sources (such as major news organizations) over the two years beginning on September 11, 2001. It also interlaces relevant information from government reports, books, articles, speeches and interviews. An interactive timeline shows the examination of the records. All 935 records highlighted false statements and hundreds of secondary accounts that illuminate the discrepancies between what was being said against what was known privately, for a two-year time span.
Tags: September 11 attacks; 9/11; World Trade Center attacks; Bush administration; George W. Bush; Richard Cheney; Condoleeza Rice; Donald Rumsfeld; Colin Powell; Paul Wolfowitz; Ari Fleisher; Scott McClellan
The book lays out the defining story of the pre-intelligence failure in Iraq. It focuses on CURVE BALL, the American-issued code name for a young Iraqi chemical engineer who defected to Germany in 1999. During dozens of debriefings with German intelligence officers, he claimed that he had helped design and build sophisticated biological weapons for Saddam Hussein." The story was a hoax, yet the CIA used this evidence as its pretext for war despite numerous warnings about the validity of the claims. Only after its invasion of Iraq did the US formally acknowledge that CURVE BALL was a fraud.
Bad Sourcing; Chalabi: A Questionable Use of U.S. Funding; A Double Game; Our Con Man in Iraq; Chalabi: and the Questions Keep Coming...; The Hunt for the Iranians' Informer; Forget the 'Poisons and Deadly Gases'; Rewriting History
This series about prewar intelligence in Iraq was the first to uncover doubts that the Bush administration and the CIA may have had about all of the Iraqi defectors, as mentioned in Secretary of State Colin Powell's Feb. 2003 speech. The series questions a number of different intelligence sources, including Ahmad Chalabi, and investigates their credibility and unauthorized use of U.S. funding.
This story investigates Colin Powell's assertion that the United States was justified in going to war with Iraq because Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. The investigation found that Secretary Powell's claims were exaggerated and misrepresented. Greg Thielmann was "The Man who Knew" in this story, telling CBS News that the American public was not given the truth by Powell. Thielmann, who was the Director of the Office of Strategic Proliferation and Military Affairs, gave the truth behind Powell's accusations, and exposed them for not being backed up with valid evidence.
This story offers the first behind-the-scenes account of Bush administration deliberations about the existence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. It revealed for the first time the doubts among top officials, including secretary of state Colin Powell, about the quality of intelligence on Iraqi WMD.
A Multinational Monitor investigative packet looks at the first hundred days for the George W. Bush administration, and finds that the cabinet has "aggressively carried forward the corporate agenda." The stories within the packet focus on the negative consequences to the environment, workers, public health, consumers, civil rights, mining, etc., resulting from the suspension or rescinding of important regulations. One of the articles sheds light on the new bankruptcy rules that favor the automobile industry and finance companies, while diminishing the chance of financially devastated low-income families to resume "lives as productive members of their community." A separate piece reveals the background and the corporate connections of vice-[president Dick Cheney. The packet includes profiles of the members of Bush's "corporate cabinet," and dissects some possible motives that might have inspired their actions in the first 100 days. The profiled officials are: Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, EPA Administrator Christine Whitman, Veteran Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi, Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans, Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill, Attorney General John Ashcroft, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Education Rod Paige, Director Office of Management and Budget Mitch Daniels, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick, Secretary of Transportation Norm Minetta, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson, Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice, Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Tags: politics; business; money and politics; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); musculoskeletal disorders; cancer; drinking water; arsenic; ergonomic injuries; roads; forests; bankruptcy
The Wall Street Journal looks at the potential impact that territorial conflicts between Pakistan and India can have on the "America's war on terrorism." The story reveals that even though the U.S.A. has Pakistani support for its global alliance against terrorism, Pakistan "remains a dangerous crucible for extremists processing a jihad on their own." A recent example, pointed out in the article, is an explosion in Indian-controlled Kashmir, a region in which both India and Pakistan vie for power. A major finding, based on interviews with American military analysts, is that Pakistani Kashmir fighters have been trained in camps in Afghanistan, established by Osama bin Laden. "This move cemented Pakistan's support for Mr. bin Laden's hosts, the fundamentalist Taliban rulers of most of Afghanistan," the Journal reports.
George magazine looks at the state of the U.S. Navy in the wake of the Tailhook scandal and increasing pressures from liberal sides to allow both women and gays in the military. For many in the military, the suicide of Admiral Mike Boorda in May, signaled the military's last cry for help and for the presidential leadership of a man such as Colin Powell.