Katyn murder cover-up described by Romerstein

IWP Adjunct Professor Herbert Romerstein has written an in-depth examination of how the West failed to learn the facts behind the 1940 Soviet massacre of Poles in Katyn forest.  To read his essay, please download the file below.  Romerstein Katyn cover-up

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Tricks of the terror trade

The present feeding frenzy in the press, trying to discredit President Bush, stems from the revelation that some documents on the Iraqi nuclear program are forgeries. Demagogues on Capitol Hill and in the press have accused Mr. Bush of lying in his State of the Union speech when he cited a British intelligence report that…

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Why we could not connect the dots before 9/11

American counterterrorism officials could not detect the al Qaeda terrorist plans because thirty years of restrictive legislation, litigation and executive action ensured that the FBI and intelligence community could not collect and share vital information that would have allowed analysts to 'connect the dots.'

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Professor warned not to abolish police intelligence units – in 1977

City and state police intelligence units were important tools for fighting violent extremist groups, yet by the late 1970s most were being abolished. Professor Herbert Romerstein, then a congressional investigator, warned the New York legislature in 1977 not to do away with the intelligence units, citing the dangers of international terrorism.

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The spy who saved Poland

Review of A Secret Life: The Polish Officer, His Covert Mission and the Price He Paid to Save His Country by Benjamin Weiser, PublicAffairs, 383 pages.

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Impediments to effective counterintelligence and counterterrorism

The FBI and other counterterrorism agencies were weakened deliberately by acts of Congress in the 1970s. Professor Herbert Romerstein explains in remarks he delivered at a conference on Counterintelligence: Reform for a Critical National Capability, cosponsored by the McCormick Tribune Foundation and the Institute of World Politics in 2003.

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Can we win the war against terrorism?

Can we win the war on terrorism if political correctness skews intelligence analysis? Professor Romerstein discusses the issue at IWP's conference on Intelligence Requirements for the 21st Century in October 2002.

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The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America’s Traitors

Here is one of the last great, untold stories of World War II and the Cold War. In 1995 the Venona documents—secret Soviet cable traffic from the 1940s that the United States intercepted and eventually decrypted—finally became available to American historians. Now, after spending more than five years researching all the available evidence, espionage experts…

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