The New Pentagon Papers?


Reader Ken Cleary points to an interesting, long, and not-completely-convincing-but-well-worth-readin-anyway essay on Salon. Dramatically (and outlandishly) dubbed "The New Pentagon Papers," former military officer Karen Kwiatkowski gives an insider's account of how Iraq policy was set.

It's always a safe bet to discount a failed Ph.D. student–Kwiatkowski strangely opens the piece by announcing "I had completed Air Command and Staff College and Navy War College seminar programs, two master's degrees, and everything but my Ph.D. dissertation in world politics at Catholic University"–but she gives a good (if eminently disgruntled) peek at the inner workings of the Defense Department.

Whole thing here.