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CENTCOM intel MANIPULATED to present “unduly positive outlook” on US efforts against ISIS

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What does Obama care about? Defeating ISIS and keeping Americans safe? No. All Obama cares about is appearing to defeat ISIS, in order to elect Hillary and other Democrats. And he lies repeatedly, and orders others to lie, in order to accomplish this.

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“40% of CENTCOM Analysts Surveyed ‘Experienced an Attempt to Distort or Suppress Intelligence,’” by Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News, August 11, 2016 (thanks to Christian):

(CNSNews.com) – The 2015 version of an annual survey of intelligence analysts and their managers conducted by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) discovered that 40 percent of the analysts surveyed who were working for the U.S. military’s Central Command—whose area of responsibility includes Syria and Iraq—said “they had experienced an attempt to distort or suppress intelligence in the past year.”

This survey result was affirmed in an interim report released today by a Joint Task Force formed by the chairmen of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Armed Services Committee and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.

The task force includes Rep. Ken Calvert (R.-Calif.), who is a member of the appropriations committee; Rep. Mike Pompeo (R.-Kan.), who is a member of the intelligence commmittee; and Rep. Brad Wentrup (R-Ohio), who serves on the intelligence and armed services committees.

The task force, the report says, was created “to investigate the allegations of a whistleblower that intelligence produced by U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) had been manipulated to present an unduly positive outlook on CENTCOM’s efforts to train the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).”

The Defense Department Inspector General is investigating these allegations separately.

The ODNI survey cited in the House task force report also included comments from CENTCOM intelligence analysts and their managers. According to the task force, “four separate comments alleged that products were delayed or altered to avoid conflicting with senior officials’ testimony to Congress.”

Specifically, the task force report said:

“(U) The annual Analytic Objectivity and Process Survey, directed by the ODNI, was conducted from August through October 2015, and included responses from 125 analysts and managers within CENTCOM. The survey results were significantly worse than those of other IC agencies or COCOMs [Combatant Commands], and showed that a substantial number of CENTCOM respondents felt their supervisors distorted, suppressed, or substantially altered analytic products. Over 50% of analysts responded that CENTCOM procedures, practices, processes and organizational structures hampered objective analysis, and 40% responded that they had experienced an attempt to distort or suppress intelligence in the past year. Yet despite receiving these results in December 2015, CENTCOM and IC leaders did not take corrective actions to address many of the issues identified in the survey results

“(U) In addition to generating the numerical summary-level results, the survey allowed participants to add comments regarding their responses. The Joint Task Force was provided with a redacted copy of these comments, in which all information that could specifically identify the respondents had been removed. Of the 71 comments, 32 included direct allegations of distortion of intelligence to fit a positive narrative, and an additional 26 comments raised broader tradecraft or process concerns. Of note, four separate comments alleged that products were delayed or altered to avoid conflicting with senior officials’ testimony to Congress.”

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Evans, a Defense Department spokesman, said the department would not comment on the task force report while the inspector general’s investigation is ongoing. Lt. Cmdr. Evans said:

“The Department of Defense initiated a separate Inspector General (IG) investigation into this matter. The IG has a responsibility to investigate allegations related to analytic objectivity, and we welcome and support their independent review. That investigation is ongoing, and we will take no action or make any comment that could or could appear to influence the IG’s work.

“While we cannot comment on the specific investigation, we can speak to the Department’s general views of the analytical process. The Intelligence Community routinely provides a wide range of assessments based on multifaceted data related to the current security environment.

“These assessments and the expert analysts who develop them are absolutely vital to our efforts, particularly given the incredibly complex nature of the multi-front fights that are ongoing now in Iraq and Syria. Senior civilian and military leadership consider these assessments during planning and decision-making, along with information gained from various other sources, including the insights provided by commanders on the ground and other key advisors, intelligence collection assets and previous experience.

“Experts sometimes disagree on the interpretation of complex data, and the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense welcome healthy dialogue on these vital national security topics.”

  • No, not “manipulated,” FALSIFIED BY A MUSLIM PLANT!

  • NotTheMama

    So Trump is going to have more work than just funding to get the military recovered from the Muslim In Chief.

    • Craig

      Don’t forget, muslim immigrants and illegal aliens get homes built and medical care in RECORD time. Our Veterans DIE waiting to see a VA doctor.

    • joe1429

      As a Trump supporter, i dont think he is going to make it. He refuses to stop the dumb comments every couple of days, and stay after hillary. His is not even listening to his kids, and may want to blow it on purpose

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Did anyone expect to hear anything but spun propaganda taqiyya from democrat dhimmi?

  • KristenSuzanneM

    Obama has politicized every federal agency including and especially the intelligence community by introducing the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters into all seventeen of America’s intelligence agencies. Admiral James A. Lyons expounds upon it in the following video. It’s no surprise then the analysis would be cooked to reflect that.

    https://youtu.be/GqkZBWd6-nI

    • joe1429

      Excellent

  • aebe

    More crimes from progressives in government and not a cop in sight .

    Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights….. Carry

    • Craig

      Only you can protect yourself.

  • Dave Mc

    Surely no one takes anything The Great Disappointment says is so, as actually being so.

    • movingwaters

      I am not disappointed in Obama. He is exactly what I thought he was from the get go.

  • Richard

    The portion marking tells me that this was from a pretty sensitive document. Every paragraph that is completely unclassified begins with “(U)”. The paragraphs that contain classified info would begin with a portion mark that identifies the compartment under which the information is protected, for instance “(S//XX//NF)”. Just for knowing, XX is not a real compartment (a secret is forever, title 18 and all), the NF signifies that the information is not to be released to foreign nationals. These markings would not be present if these weren’t excerpts from a document that was released under a classified control system.

  • Craig

    The pompous butt, rat obama, has used the middle finger thing many, many times. He thinks he is clever, so clever that he cannot pronounce common American words, thinks there are 58 states, claims to be able to lower the seas, heal the Earth and bring the world’s people together. Hmmm, he HAS referred to himself as “King” and “God”.
    Just another POS socialist, anti-American liberal democrat, that is absolutely sure he is the smartest man in the world. Both rat obama and Valerie Jarrett (another POS bigot and socialist pig) have said the he, obama, would be better at running the world, something he could really apply his talents to. When I listen to rat obama speak, I think, “Really? THAT is the sperm that won!?!?!?!?”

    • Barry Wendell Jackson, Esq.

      Craig, Obama believes that there are 58 delegations to the Democratic Convention. Which is correct. They include Washington, D. C., the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Marianas, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Territories of Samoa and I believe, two others.
      And Obama IS very, very clever. He even had a miracle birth. He was born on the same day in Honolulu and in the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya. And he is a citizen of Indonesia.
      Kenyans are very proud that a Kenyan has been elected President of the U.S.A. In Mombasa, they have a large posted sign at the place of his birth.
      As shown by his gold ring inscribed with the Arabic words that when spoken make the speaker a Muslim, I surmise he is an Indonesian Muslim. Unlike most Muslims, who are not allowed to wear gold jewelry, gold jewelry is common among Indonesians. Fortunately, Indonesian Muslims often, perhaps usually, are Sufis. Sufis are friendly, and do not advocate JIHAD, establishing a Global Caliphate. (An American Sufi leader visited about 200 U.S. Mosques, and then testified to Congress that about 90% were advocating JIHAD.)
      It was not a Miracle Birth. His mother flew to Honolulu as soon as she could and filled out the form stating he had been born in Honolulu, and had it filed. “Surprisingly”, there is no signature of an attending physician.

      • Craig

        He made the “We’ve been to 57 states, I think we have one more to visit” some time ago. Rat obama is the enemy of the United States, just as the baby-eating Hillary is.

  • Wolfgang Stahl

    This is how eastern europeans dealing with their traitor politicians:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqRC1kqTcN8

  • Drew the Infidel

    Keep in mind that Obhammud’s ulterior motive is legacy shopping. To do this he constructs a complex house of cards with lies as the foundation. As with the lies to sell the Iranian nuke deal, this places everyone else in a precarious predicament.

  • Max

    “vital to our efforts, particularly given the incredibly complex nature of the multi-front fights that are ongoing now in Iraq and Syria….” Yeah, then there’s the probability that distorted, delayed, and doctored intelligence will contribute to bad decisions that will get Americans and allied troops killed. Just thought I’d mention that, in case the Congressmen or Pentagon IG overlook that little detail.

  • londo

    The Never Trump republicans simply don’t get it. There is no USA after 4 years with Hillary.

  • joe1429

    Is not manipulating intelligence, and putting our troops at risk, a crime?? Will anyone be prosecuted?? even though it was manipulated because it was what obama wanted to hear

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