3,390. 2/15/2002

According to the Silberman-Robb Commission’s report, which was released on March 31, 2005: ” ‘Another [Iraqi informant] source…was brought to the attention of DIA [Defense Intelligence Agency] by Washington-based representatives of the INC [Iraqi National Congress]. Like [informant] Curveball, his reporting was handled by Defense HUMINT [human intelligence]. He provided one report that Iraq had decided in 1996 to establish mobile laboratories for BW [biological weapons] agents to evade inspectors. Shortly after Defense HUMINT’s initial debriefing of the INC source in February 2002, however, a foreign liaison service and the CIA’s Directorate of Operations (DO) judged him to be a fabricator and recommended that Defense HUMINT issue a notice to that effect, which Defense HUMINT did in May 2002. Senior policymakers were informed that the INC source and his reporting were unreliable.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Tyler Drumheller with Elaine Monaghan, On The Brink, Pages 238-239

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