The Rumsfeld Papers


Newly-Declassified Document Released

2002 Snowflake from Rumsfeld to General Myers "WMD"

February 14, 2011

This September, 2002 Joint Chiefs briefing on the state of Iraq’s WMD programs opens with the admission that “Our assessments rely heavily on analytic assumptions and judgment rather than hard evidence…we don’t know with any precision how much we don’t know."

The document was declassified in partially-redacted form on January 6, 2011.  Click here to view or download it.