The Senate this week launched a bipartisan review of the investigation into whether the administration manipulated intelligence prior to invading Iraq in 2003 after Democrats used a rare procedural move that temporarily closed the Senate.
By PBS NewsHour
After weeks of delay and debate, the House and Senate adopted a bill this week that would dramatically overhaul the U.S. intelligence community, including creating a national intelligence director and counterterrorism center.
Reacting to recommendations from the panel that investigated the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Bush issued executive orders Friday increasing the CIA director's power and creating a new national counter-terrorism center.
A British inquiry reported Wednesday that the country's prewar intelligence on Iraq had "serious flaws" and was partially based on "unreliable" sources, but the report found no evidence of "deliberate distortion" on the part of the Blair government.
President Bush announced Monday that he would establish an independent bipartisan commission to examine American intelligence operations, including possible errors in prewar assessments of Iraqi weapons programs.
U.S. intelligence agencies provided "a modest, but relatively steady stream" of intelligence information that terrorist attacks inside the country were a possibility, a congressional investigator told lawmakers Wednesday.
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