Central Intelligence Agency
The CIA is an independent agency, responsible to the President and accountable to the American people through the intelligence oversight committees of the U.S. Congress. The CIA's mission is to support the President, the National Security Council, and all officials who make and execute the U.S. national security policy by providing accurate, comprehensive, and timely foreign intelligence on national security topics and conducting counterintelligence activities, special activities, and other functions related to foreign intelligence and national security, as directed by the President.
"A Decade of Deception and Defiance"
From the White House site, a background paper for President George W. Bush's speech to the United Nations General Assembly, September 12, 2002. The paper provides specific examples of how Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has systematically and continually violated 16 United Nations Security Council resolutions over the past decade.
Iraq Debriefing Book
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is dedicated to providing world leaders with strategic insights - and policy solutions to - current and emerging global issues. The site hosts op-eds, articles on homeland security, and issues related to the current situation in Iraq, as well as featuring articles and papers on other topics of national and international public policy.
Iraq: Special Report
Latest news and key information from the White House on "Renewal in Iraq."
Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction: National Security Archive Electronic Briefing
The documents presented in this electronic briefing book include the major unclassified U.S. and British assessments of Iraqi WMD programs, the reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Special Commission covering the final period prior to the 1998 departure and the period since November 27, 2002; the transcript of a key speech by President George W. Bush; a recently released statement on U.S. policy towards combating WMD; the transcript of and slides for Secretary Powell's presentation to the U.N. on February 5, 2003; and documents from the 1980s and 1990s concerning various aspects of Iraqi WMD activities.
Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Assessment of the British Government
The British government has released its dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and has made it available on this site. Published on September 24, 2002, the dossier details the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's regime.
U.N. Department for Disarmament Affairs
The Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch provides substantive support for the activities of the United Nations in the area of weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, chemical and biological weapons), including the threat of use of weapons of mass destruction in terrorist acts, as well as missiles. The site features the text of and background on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, as well as a wealth of other information on the United Nations programs of disarmament.
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Nonproliferation
The State Department has put together a list of resources on International Security, including highlights on issues such as Iraq's Hidden Weapons and a White House report on "What Does Disarmament Look Like?"
The Federation of American Scientists provides a global guide to nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, including information on delivery systems, doctrine, organizations and facilities.
Selected media coverage of the controversy:
THE BULLETIN with NEWSWEEK
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
THE WASHINGTON POST