Karen Kwiatkowski

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Born 1960-09-24
Exposed Pentagon/Corruption
Member of National Security Whistleblowers Coalition

Karen Kwiatkowski is a former Pentagon staffer who has exposed the lies of the Pentagon.[1]


Karen Kwiatkowski has written on the corrupting influence of the Pentagon on intelligence analysis leading up to the Iraq War in a series of articles in The American Conservative magazine in December 2003 and in a March 2004 article on Salon.com. In the latter piece ("The New Pentagon Papers") she wrote:

I witnessed neoconservative agenda bearers within OSP usurp measured and carefully considered assessments, and through suppression and distortion of intelligence analysis promulgate what were in fact falsehoods to both Congress and the executive office of the president.

Kwiatkowski described how a clique of officers led by retired Navy Captain Bill Luti, assistant secretary of defense for NESA and former aide to Dick Cheney when the latter was Secretary of Defense, took control of military intelligence and how the "Office of Special Plans" (OSP) grew and eventually turned into a censorship and disinformation organism controlling the NESA.[2]


  1. http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/178
  2. The New Pentagon Papers - A High-Ranking Military Officer Reveals how Defense Department Extremists Suppressed Information and Twisted the Truth to Drive the Country to War, by Karen Kwiatkowski, Salon.com, March 10, 2004 [1]Archived February 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.