Iraq’s Continuing Programs for Weapons of Mass Destruction, October 2002

Iraq’s Continuing Programs for Weapons of Mass Destruction, October 2002

Background

The National Intelligence Estimate is the work product of about six intelligence agencies that pulled together all the information with regards to the weapons of mass destruction program of Saddam Hussein. It is titled “Iraq’s Continuing Programs For Weapons of Mass Destruction.” And in this document it is the key judgments they have made about the WMD program, current to the time October 2002 timeframe when originally released.

There were two version created, an unclassified and a classified version. See below for various releases, including my Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) requests to get the document further declassified.

Document Archive

Unclassified Version

 Iraq’s Continuing Programs for Weapons of Mass Destruction, October 2002 (Unclassified Version) [27 Pages, 0.7MB] –  This document was released publicly, however, there was a classified version which the CIA conveniently did not include during the processing of this FOIA request. I then filed for a copy (and Mandatory Declassification Review [MDR]) for the other version and after a few months, received a much less redacted version of the record than was previously declassified in 2004.

Classified Version

 Iraq’s Continuing Programs for Weapons of Mass Destruction, October 2002 (Classified Version) December 2018 Release (Highlighted new information from previous release) – [97 Pages, 38.9MB] –  A Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) was completed in late December of 2018, and released to The Black Vault during the same month.

 Iraq’s Continuing Programs for Weapons of Mass Destruction, October 2002 (Classified Version) January 2015 Release – [98 Pages, 2.84MB] –  A Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) was completed in late December of 2014, and released to The Black Vault in January of 2015.

 

 


 

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