Prof. Paul R. Pillar
- Homepage: http://ssp.georgetown.edu/pillar1.htm
February 2006: "Ph.D. in Politics, Princeton Universityhttp://ssp.georgetown.edu/pillar1.htm
Dr. Pillar is is a Visiting Professor and member of the core faculty in the Security Studies Program. Dr. Pillar has twenty-eight years of experience in the U.S. intelligence community. His most recent position was as National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia, before which he was a Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution. During his intelligence career Dr. Pillar served in a variety of analytical and managerial positions, including as chief of analytic units covering portions of the Near East, the Persian Gulf, and South Asia; Executive Assistant to the CIA's Deputy Director for Intelligence; and Executive Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence, William Webster. Dr. Pillar was one of the original members of the National Intelligence Council’s Analytic Group. He was chief of the Assessments and Information Group at the DCI Counterterrorist Center and from 1997 to 1999 was deputy chief of the center. Dr. Pillar is a retired officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, having served on active duty from 1971 to 1973, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. He is the author of Negotiating Peace and Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy."
February 2006: "Paul R. Pillar, who was the national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia from 2000 to 2005, acknowledges the U.S. intelligence agencies' mistakes in concluding that Hussein's government possessed weapons of mass destruction. But he said those misjudgments did not drive the administration's decision to invade."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/09/AR2006020902418.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Executive (past or present) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Organization Feb 10, 2006 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Georgetown University Organization Feb 10, 2006 Student/Trainee (past or present) Princeton University Organization Feb 10, 2006 Member of (past or present) US Army Reserve (USAR) Organization Feb 10, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Sep 08, 2006 The Long Intelligence Haul: Real reform doesn't take five years. It takes a generation.
QUOTE: there is near-universal agreement today that political pressure corrupts intelligence analysis...But overhauling U.S. intelligence to better prevent false negatives represents a much greater challenge.
Slate Feb 10, 2006 Ex-CIA Official Faults Use of Data on Iraq: Intelligence 'Misused' to Justify War, He Says
QUOTE: The former CIA official who coordinated U.S. intelligence on the Middle East until last year has accused the Bush administration of "cherry-picking" intelligence on Iraq to justify a decision it had already reached to go to war, and of ignoring warnings that the country could easily fall into violence and chaos after an invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein.
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