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Inquiry alleges Pentagon munged Intelligence [NYT]

August 27, 2015
FILE - This file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows a convoy of vehicles and fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters in Iraq's Anbar Province. The Islamic State was originally al-Qaida's branch in Iraq, but it used Syria's civil war to vault into something more powerful. It defied orders from al-Qaida's central command and expanded its operations into Syria, ostensibly to fight to topple Assad. But it has turned mainly to conquering territory for itself, often battling other rebels who stand in the way. (AP Photo/militant website, File)

Nobody expected them to show up in a fleet of Brand New Trucks…

From the Mistakes Were Made department:

The New York Times reports an inquiry, in which a DIA analyst alleges that his agency’s findings were misrepresented during a routine game of “Telephone”.

Presumably, had US foreign policy leadership been passed unadulterated information, they would not have supported ISIS’s allies and opposed ISIS’s enemies? The article does not speculate.

link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/26/world/middleeast/pentagon-investigates-allegations-of-skewed-intelligence-reports-on-isis.html?_r=0

[ via Stop Making Sense ]

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