The Captured Iraqi Intelligence Documents: What Do They Reveal and How Should They Be Handled?
Recorded on July 11, 2006
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
The U.S. Government currently is sitting on a mountain of
captured Iraqi documents that potentially could provide valuable
information on Iraq's WMD programs, contacts with various terrorist
organizations, corruption in the U.N.'s oil for food program, and
other important issues. Yet these documents are being translated,
processed, and declassified at a very slow pace. Why do so many
documents remain unprocessed more than three years after the fall
of Saddam Hussein's regime? How should they be handled to
disseminate important information as soon as possible without
compromising U.S. security interests?