- Bureau of Intelligence and Research
The Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) is an intelligence bureau in the
U.S. State Departmenttasked with analyzing information. Originally founded as the Research and Analysis Branch of the Office of Strategic Services, it was transferred to the State Department at the end of World War II. The Bureau of Intelligence and Research is part of the United States Intelligence Community, of which there are 16 branches. The current number of employees and its budget is classified.
2004, the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligenceissued a scathing report on prewar intelligence on Iraq. INR was spared the poor performance review that most other intelligence agencies received, and the panel specifically endorsed the dissent that INR inserted into the National Intelligence Estimateof 2002. The bureau is being studied as a positive example, as Congress debates how to best reform U.S. intelligence agencies in the wake of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
2004the National Security Archivereleased a secretive 1969report on the Vietnam Warcommissioned by the White Houseand executed by INR, then led by Thomas Hughes. Highly critical of the current strategy in Vietnam and highly revealing of the political atmosphere in the White House itself, this declassified document has recently highlighted parallels between the situation in Vietnamat the time and the current war in Iraq.Fact|date=June 2008
* [http://www.state.gov/s/inr/ Bureau of Intelligence and Research] —the official site
* [http://www.intelligence.gov/1-members_state.shtml Department of State: Bureau of Intelligence and Research] —Intelligence Community profile
* [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications//oss/index.htm The Office of Strategic Services: America's First Intelligence Agency] —A brief official history on the Central Intelligence Agency's Web site.
* [http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB121/index.htm Intelligence and Vietnam: The INR's Secret Report on the Vietnam War commissioned in 1969]
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