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Sexing It Up: Iraq, Intelligence and A/Barker, Geoffr/Paper/0868404799/S055-B1
University of New South Wales Press
On 18 March 2003, John Howard announced that Australia would join the US and Britain in a pre-emptive war in Iraq. The decision by the three countries was deeply divisive, triggering massive protests around the world.
None of Iraq's feared chemical, biological or nuclear weapons were used in the conflict. And none were found subsequently. Where did Australia's intelligence assessment go so seriously wrong?
In this book senior journalist Geoffrey Barker takes us step by step through the maze of claims and counter-claims about what US, British and Australian intelligence agencies were telling their governments, and what those governments were telling the media.