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Thursday, August 11, 2016

House probe: Military put rosy spin on war against Islamic State

Politico  "A Republican House task force investigating allegations of intelligence manipulation concludes the U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, put a rosier spin on its progress in the war against the Islamic State than was warranted by the facts on the ground.
"The task force's initial report, however, stops short of alleging any kind of White House conspiracy to manipulate intelligence products.
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"The task force, announced in December, is a joint effort of the House Intelligence, Armed Services and Appropriations Committees.

. . .  “found that intelligence products approved by senior CENTCOM leaders typically provided a more positive depiction of U.S. anti-terrorism efforts than was warranted by facts on the ground and were consistently more positive than analysis produced by other elements of the Intelligence Community,” says a summary of the report.

“ 'It further determined that numerous process changes implemented at CENCTOM as well as leadership deficiencies resulted in widespread dissatisfaction among CENTCOM analysts who felt their superiors were distorting their products.”

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