The House Intelligence Committee, The Pentagon, Intelligence Analysts, and Whistle Blowers are making for quite a stir in Congress. Does it sound like the analysts are a little peeved that their view may not get the attention they want. Is CENTCOM doctoring the books to get the analysis that will satisfy the Obama Administration. This one has just begun to boil. Watch it in the article below.
By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent:
House Intel committee blasts Pentagon over ISIS files.
Washington (CNN)The Republican-led House intelligence committee wants the Pentagon to provide what it believes are illegally deleted intelligence files pertaining to the U.S. military campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
Committee Chairman Devin Nunes of California blasted the Pentagon, citing the allegations that classified intelligence files and emails about the war on ISIS were deleted.
“We have been made aware that both files and emails have been deleted by personnel at CENTCOM, and we expect that the Department of Defense will provide these and all other relevant documents to the committee,” Nunes said at a hearing Thursday on worldwide threats.
The U.S. Central Command based in Tampa, Florida, oversees the war against ISIS and all U.S. military operations in the Middle East.
Nunes’ assertions led to an extraordinary public acknowledgment from Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, who was testifying before the committee, of the “unusually high” dissatisfaction inside the agency responsible for providing military intelligence on ISIS.