Proposal On Flaws In Intelligence

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AMERICAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
Charles Town, West Virginia

PROPOSAL FOR THESIS PAPER

MASTER OF ARTS IN INTELLIGENCE STUDIES

AMERICAN MILITARY UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF SECURITY AND GLOBAL STUDIES

Michael J Smith 2016

I propose to the Thesis/Research Paper Professor and to the Department a study of the following topic to be conducted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Intelligence Studies: How can the Intelligence Community better determine the faults in intelligence received from human intelligence collections, in order to prevent further misinformation leading to flawed intelligence estimates seen in the Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction Program. Introduction and Purpose Statement
Intelligence has proved to be essential to military actions and operations, particularly concerning invasions from a nation’s military. Invading Iraq in response to the determination of the continued Weapons of Mass Destruction programs in 2003 resulting from intelligence received by human intelligence sources. The specific cause that led to the initial determination to invade was the belief that Iraq maintained a Weapons of Mass Destruction programs and that it had links to Terror groups. The Iraq war had resulted in thousands dead and a resulting in an unstable nation. Inquiries post-invasion revealed critical flaws within
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