Senior officials at U.S. Central Command manipulated intelligence reports, press statements, and congressional testimony to present a more positive outlook on the war against the so-called Islamic State, a House Republican task force concluded in a damning report released Thursday.
The report, written by the members of the House Armed Services and Intelligence committees and the Defense Appropriations subcommittee, confirmed more than a year of reporting by The Daily Beast about problems with CENTCOM analysis of the war against ISIS.
House Democrats, who conducted their own separate investigation, reached a similar conclusion as their Republican colleagues, finding that CENTCOM “insufficiently accommodated dissenting views,” Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement.
The altering of intelligence reports, which included information that made its way into briefings to President Obama, was systematic, lawmakers found.
“There was a consistent trend that across four specific campaigns against [ISIS] in Iraq throughout 2014 and 2015, assessments approved by the J2 [CENTCOM’s Joint Intelligence Center] or leadership were consistently more positive than those presented by the [intelligence community],” the report found.
The lawmakers noted, for instance, that the CIA publicly portrayed ISIS as a more resilient and powerful organization than CENTCOM’s analysis—which was not publicly shared—suggested.
Revoke Obamas Peace Prize he dont deserve a peace prize he has’nt brought peace
intelligence gathering is at the request of a congressional group, senior elective office or politically elite. the question(s) are massaged to fit the designated IC office. under the terrorist pres, few reports were conducted on an independent an apolitical basis. Reports are 99% politicized under this piece of shit. A final report will be massaged, rewritten, reworded and restructured so that the final draft is exactly what the author’s attitude and political platform. Analysis are selected out to fill the specific needs of the request’s origin, always molding and creating reports that match the political views of those who requested the report, too always fill the narcissistic needs and mentality mentality of the elite.
The truth is on the end game but to coverup and make money,
Boss “say how are things going today?”
Underlings “just great Boss almost finished up”
I expect that firing of senior military personnel by this administration when they “tell it like it is” may have something to do with skewed intel.