Description - Curveball by Bob Drogin
America was determined to go to war. urveball had the information they needed. ne problem... e was lying. Curveball was the undercover code name given to the mysterious defector whose assertions set the Iraq War in motion. A desperate young Iraqi applying for political asylum in Munich, his first-hand evidence on Saddam Hussein s chemical weapons programme would ultimately be a central plank of the Bush administration s justification in launching an invasion. Trouble was, virtually everything he told the intelligence services was a fabrication. ulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Drogin, who broke the story to a shocked world, has written the definitive account of the most notorious intelligence fiasco in recent American history. How Curveball hoodwinked his handlers in the German secret services. How petty nationalistic rivalries meant the CIA never even got to meet their primary source. How squabbling, arrogance and incompetence within the various US intelligence agencies allowed Curveball s lies to spread higher and higher up the chain of authority, eventually reaching the White House itself. n irresistible story of international intrigue that twists its way from Ger
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Author Biography - Bob Drogin
Bob Drogin is a national security correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. He has won or shared multiple journalism awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize, the Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award and the George Polk Award. He has appeared on the BBC, CNN and many other media outlets. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and two children.