Final Report of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction
The WMD Commission was established by Executive Order 13328, which was signed by the President on February 6, 2004. The Commission was charged with assessing whether the Intelligence Community is sufficiently authorized, organized, equipped, trained, and resourced to identify and warn in a timely manner of, and to support United States Government efforts to respond to, the development and transfer of knowledge, expertise, technologies, materials, and resources associated with the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, related means of delivery, and other related threats of the 21st Century and their employment by foreign powers (including terrorists, terrorist organizations, and private networks). The Commission reported its findings and recommendations to the President by March 31, 2005
The Full Report is available as a single PDF file (3.3 MB, 618 pages) or in the individual sections linked below.
Transmittal Letter [PDF] Overview of the Report [PDF] Part One: Looking Back [PDF] Chapter One Case Study: Iraq [PDF] Chapter Two Case Study: Libya [PDF] Chapter Three Case Study: Al-Qa'ida in Afghanistan [PDF] Chapter Four: Terrorism: Managing Today's Threat [PDF] Chapter Five: Iran and North Korea: Monitoring the Development of Nuclear Weapons [PDF] Part Two: Looking Forward [PDF] Chapter Six: Leadership and Management: Forging an Integrated Intelligence Community [PDF] Chapter Seven: Collection [PDF] Chapter Eight: Analysis [PDF] Chapter Nine: Information Sharing [PDF] Chapter Ten: Intelligence at Home: The FBI, Justice, and Homeland Security [PDF] Chapter Eleven: Counterintelligence [PDF] Chapter Twelve: Covert Action [PDF] Chapter Thirteen: The Changing Proliferation Threat and the Intelligence Response [PDF] Conclusion [PDF] Postscript: Additional Intelligence Challenges [PDF] Appendix A: Authorizing Executive Order [PDF] Appendix B: List of Findings and Recommendations [PDF] Appendix C: An Intelligence Community Primer [PDF] Appendix D: Common Abbreviations [PDF] Appendix E: Biographical Information for Commissioners and List of Commission Staff [PDF]