The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "destruction of evidence" ...
The book lays out the defining story of the pre-intelligence failure in Iraq. It focuses on CURVE BALL, the American-issued code name for a young Iraqi chemical engineer who defected to Germany in 1999. During dozens of debriefings with German intelligence officers, he claimed that he had helped design and build sophisticated biological weapons for Saddam Hussein." The story was a hoax, yet the CIA used this evidence as its pretext for war despite numerous warnings about the validity of the claims. Only after its invasion of Iraq did the US formally acknowledge that CURVE BALL was a fraud.
Los Angeles Times investigated U-Haul International. They looked at the high number of towing accidents that occur while towing U-Haul trailers. U-Haul trailers were not kept up to standard and maintenance was poor. When faced with law suits from injured customers, "U-Haul has repeatedly lost, altered or discarded truck and trailer parts" which would have been evidence.
This story investigates Colin Powell's assertion that the United States was justified in going to war with Iraq because Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. The investigation found that Secretary Powell's claims were exaggerated and misrepresented. Greg Thielmann was "The Man who Knew" in this story, telling CBS News that the American public was not given the truth by Powell. Thielmann, who was the Director of the Office of Strategic Proliferation and Military Affairs, gave the truth behind Powell's accusations, and exposed them for not being backed up with valid evidence.
Greetings, America. My Name is Osama bin Laden. Now that I have your attention...: A Conversation with the Most Dangerous Man in the World
Esquire reports the process and results of an interview with Osama bin Laden. Two months before the destruction of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania by bin Laden's truck bombs, it was happening. It was after midnight on this mountaintop, and Osama bin Laden was not yet a household name in the United States. Still, a grand jury in New York had for a year been hearing evidence about his role as a key organizer and financier of anti-American terrorism. The FBI suspected that bin Laden- or at least bin Laden's money - had been behind everything from the World Trade Center bombing to the downing of American helicopters in Somalia to bombings that targeted American servicemen in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. And by now, bin Laden knew that his targets were beginning to wake up to the threat he posed.
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