Skip to comments.Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system
Posted on 07/11/2014 7:26:03 AM PDT by Olog-hai
When Gen. John Campbell, the Armys vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his sons experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senators tough questions about a troubled intelligence technology system.
This week, after an inquiry by The Associated Press, the Army acknowledged that Campbell misspoke about his sons unit, omitting some key facts as he sought to defend a $4 billion system that critics say has not worked as promised.
Campbell faces another Senate hearing Thursday morning, this one on his nomination to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He may get another chance to discuss the Distributed Common Ground System, known as DCGS-A (pronounced DEE-cigs-ay). The network of crash-prone software, sensors and databases was supposed to allow troops to process and integrate intelligence from a variety of sources, from electronic intercepts to overhead imagery to spy reports.
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In all fairness to the military, they’ve been very busy lately planning and conducting “pride” events.
To paraphrase Isaiah 5:20, woe is unto them that call pride shame, and shame pride.
The media shilled for Obama, and LIVs elected him twice. Americans are paying a high price for the Left’s stylishness.