#1 CENTCOM Altered Intel to Make Obama’s War Against Islamic State Look Better by ThirstyMan 12.08.2016 02:02

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The Joint Task Force has substantiated that structural and management changes made at the CENTCOM Intelligence Directorate starting in mid-2014 resulted in the production and dissemination of intelligence products that were inconsistent with the judgments of many senior, career analysts at CENTCOM. These products were consistently more optimistic regarding the conduct of U.S. military action than that of the senior analysts…[and] was also significantly more optimistic than that of other parts of the Intelligence Community (IC) and typically more optimistic than actual events warranted…

The Joint Task Force is troubled that despite receiving the whistleblower complaint in May 2015 and receiving alarming survey results in December 2015, neither CENTCOM, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, nor the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) took any demonstrable steps to improve the analytic climate within CENTCOM. The survey results alone should have prompted CENTCOM and IC leaders to take corrective action without other inducements.

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Commenting on the initial investigative report, Rep. Calvert declared:

The leadership failures at CENTCOM reach to the very top of the organization…What happened at CENTCOM is unacceptable — our warfighters suffer when bad analysis is presented to senior policymakers.

Rep. Pompeo added:

[F]rom the middle of 2014 to the middle of 2015, the United States Central Command’s most senior intelligence leaders manipulated the command’s intelligence products to downplay the threat from ISIS in Iraq…That may well have resulted in putting American troops at risk as policymakers relied on this intelligence when formulating policy and allocating resources for the fight.

Rep. Wenstrup also said:

Amongst other findings, our investigation has determined that unfavorable intelligence reports underwent significant scrutiny and were likely to be omitted unless they could be confirmed with virtually 100 percent certainty. As a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve, I understand that intelligence is not always certain.

http://www.breitbart.com/national-securi...-islamic-state/

#2 RE: CENTCOM Altered Intel to Make Obama’s War Against Islamic State Look Better by Cincinnatus 12.08.2016 14:53

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This report should have people up in arms ready to storm the barricades. Trump should hit on it hard.

#3 RE: CENTCOM Altered Intel to Make Obama’s War Against Islamic State Look Better by ThirstyMan 12.08.2016 16:17

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #2
This report should have people up in arms ready to storm the barricades. Trump should hit on it hard.


Agreed!

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