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One Person Can Make a Difference

MEMORANDUM FOR: Colleagues in Intelligence FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: One Person Can Make a Difference Our most recent open appeal to you, “Now It’s Your Turn,” was made on August 22, 2003. On that same day, it…

Intelligence Vets Urged to Speak Out on Iraq Intel

MEMORANDUM FOR: Colleagues in Intelligence FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Now It’s Your Turn   Sixty-four summers ago, when Hitler fabricated Polish provocations in his attempt to justify Germany’s invasion of Poland, there was not a peep out…

Intelligence Unglued

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Intelligence Unglued   The glue that holds the Intelligence Community together is melting under the hot lights of an awakened press. If you do not act quickly, your intelligence…

VIPS to Annan: Return UN Inspectors to Iraq

LETTER TO: The Honorable Kofi Annan, Secretary General, The United Nations FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (via fax)   Dear Mr. Secretary General, We are former intelligence officials who have served many years at senior levels of the US intelligence…

The Iraq War Intelligence Fiasco

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Intelligence Fiasco   We write to express deep concern over the growing mistrust and cynicism with which many, including veteran intelligence professionals inside and outside our movement, regard the…

The Stakes in the Search for Weapons of Mass Destruction

MEMORANDUM FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: The Stakes in the Search for Weapons of Mass Destruction   The Bush administration’s refusal to allow UN inspectors to join the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in US-occupied Iraq has…

Arafat Interviewed by VIPS’ Christisons

Arafat Interviewed by Christisons In the article that follows, Kathleen and Bill Christison, Steering Group members of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, report on the conversation they had with Yasir Arafat and other Palestinian leaders on March 19. For the…

Iraq Intel: Forgery, Hyperbole, Half-Truth

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Forgery, Hyperbole, Half-Truth: A Problem   We last wrote you immediately after Secretary of State Powell’s UN speech on February 5, in an attempt to convey our concerns that…

Cooking Intelligence for War in Iraq

MEMORANDUM FOR: Confused Americans FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Cooking Intelligence for War   Two members of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) appeared on German TV’s equivalent of “60 Minutes” on March 6 to discuss the use/abuse…

Powell’s UN Speech and the Case for War

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Today’s Speech By Secretary Powell At The UN   Secretary Powell’s presentation at the UN today requires context. We give him an “A” for assembling and listing the charges…

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