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  • 3 More Tapes from the start of the 2003 Iraq War, 9 April 2003, up in my YouTube News Playlist

    01/23/2018 6:32:45 AM PST · by mairdie · 4 replies
    The new tapes are numbers 17, 19 and 20 that I recorded 9 April 2003. Tape 18 had been up. They include the CENTCOM Briefing, soldiers joining civilians trying to bring down the Saddam statue and actually bringing the statue down, and the Donald Rumsfeld Pentanon Briefing.
  • Turkey to fast track bill to send troops to Qatar.

    06/07/2017 10:35:57 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 47 replies
    Cnbc ^ | 6/7/2017 | Staff
    Turkey's parliament is expected to fast-track on Wednesday a draft bill allowing its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar, officials from the ruling AK Party and the nationalist opposition said. The move appears to support the Gulf Arab country as it faces diplomatic and trade isolation from some of the biggest Middle Eastern powers.
  • Trump's New Defence Secretary Was Obama's Go-To Man to Keep Pakistani Generals Happy

    12/04/2016 8:26:38 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Wire, thewire.in ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Devirupa Mitra
    <p>In the aftermath of the Raymond Davis and bin Laden affairs, General James Mattis was key in maintaining ties with top Pakistani military leadership.</p> <p>New Delhi: The next US secretary of defence was the Obama administration's main man to keep a line open and bring ties with the top Pakistani military leadership back on an even keel in the dark days following the arrest of a CIA contractor and the killing of Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • US spy chief's 'highly unusual' reported contact with military official raises concerns

    09/14/2015 11:46:52 PM PDT · by DBeers · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 September 2015 | Spencer Ackerman
    James Clapper said to have frequent communication with military official who is said to be implicated in a Pentagon inquiry into manipulated intelligence Barack Obama’s intelligence chief is said to be in frequent and unusual contact with a military intelligence officer at the center of a growing scandal over rosy portrayals of the war against the Islamic State, the Guardian has learned. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, is said to talk nearly every day with the head of US Central Command’s intelligence wing, Army Major General Steven Grove – “which is highly, highly unusual”, according to a former...
  • Brutal: Former Defense Secretaries Openly Slam 'Inexperienced' Obama White House War Micromanagement

    04/07/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the Obama administration has been accused of micromanaging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from inside the White House. Now in an astonishing report from Fox News anchor Bret Baier, three former Obama Defense Secretaries are openly slamming him for his distrust of the military, his failure to lead and they're exposing his inexperienced and closest advisors for second guessing senior field commanders with phone calls to the battlefield. "President Obama, he's one of the youngest presidents we've ever had. One of the most inexperienced presidents we've ever had. He has a staff around him that is very...
  • Former Brigadier General: Obama's Briefer Told CENTCOM Official to Skew Intel on ISIS

    08/16/2016 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUGUST 15, 2016 | BYDEBRA HEINE
    A former brigadier general revealed on Fox News Monday some new information about the White House's role in U.S. Central Command's skewing of intelligence to downplay the threats of ISIS and Al Qaeda. Last week, a House Republican task force concluded in a 15-page report that U.S. military leaders altered intelligence reports "to paint a rosier picture" of the U.S.-led fight against ISIS than intelligence analysts believed was warranted. The report blamed “structural and management changes” at the intelligence directorate for the distortions, but stopped short of explaining WHY the changes were made. According to Defense News, "the problems followed...
  • 'Tantamount to Treason': Gorka Condemns Distortion of ISIS Intel

    08/13/2016 7:32:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | Aug. 13, 2016
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka .. officials from the U.S. military’s Central Command altered key data to downplay the threat of ISIS. Gorka said the report, which comes from a House Republican panel, confirms allegations by dozens of intelligence analysts that their reports were altered by CENTCOM higher-ups. "This act of willfully distorting and playing down the intelligence assessments when American is at war is tantamount to being a treasonous act," Gorka said. ... this is further evidence that the Obama administration will not allow any intelligence to counter their narrative that their policies are working and the fight against ISIS is...
  • Congress Concluded That CENTCOM Leadership Has Been Manipulating ISIS Intelligence

    08/13/2016 8:01:18 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, August 13, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    A House joint task force (JTF) investigating the manipulation of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) intelligence reports released its preliminary findings this week. Their report detailed persistent problems in 2014 to 2015 intelligence information being doctored to paint a rosier picture both of the White House’s war against the Islamic State and the analysis of U.S. efforts to train forces to combat the terrorist organization. More than 50 intelligence analysts at CENTCOM are concerned that important elements of their reports had been manipulated by higher-ranking officials to fool the American public with claims that the Obama Administration had contained and was...
  • Senior levels of CENTCOM altered intel to hide the realities of our efforts against ISIS

    08/12/2016 8:36:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/12/16 | Dan Calabrese
    The J.V. team According to a new report issued by a federal investigative task force, senior members of the U.S. Central Command altered intel to make it look like our battle against ISIS was going better than it was. According to the findings, lower-level analysts were assessing and disseminating information correctly but their reports were then altered by the higher-ups. As CBS News reports: The report finds that, beginning in mid-2014, final intelligence reports issued by CENTCOM contradicted the initial internal assessments made by its own analysts, reports CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod.
  • CENTCOM Altered Intel to Make Obama’s War Against Islamic State Look Better

    08/11/2016 1:31:39 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Aug 2016 | Edwin Mora
    A congressional task force created by three Republican-led House panels has confirmed allegations that senior U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) leaders manipulated intelligence assessments in 2014 and 2015 to make it appear that President Barack Obama is winning the war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). CENTCOM is in charge of the U.S.-led war against ISIS. The GOP congressional task force was established in December 2015 by the Chairmen of the House Armed Services Committee, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.
  • Jill Kelley's world: White House visits, meals with generals, and name-dropping emails

    11/17/2012 6:57:23 AM PST · by RummyChick · 68 replies
    tampa bay times ^ | 11/17 | levesque & leary
    TAMPA — Her business card is utterly ordinary. No big titles. No hint of connections with the military and political elite. It lists her address, her phone number and her name in elegant script: "Honorable Jill G. Kelley." But the outsized portrait of herself that Kelley presents to the world will fit on no card. It's seen in her emails to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and others. She drops names. She mentions lunch at the White House in a casual aside, one of three visits she has made there in the last six weeks. The top U.S. general in Afghanistan...
  • ISIS Announced Florida Threat THREE Days Ago: “We Will Attack Florida”

    06/12/2016 9:11:30 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    ...Shoebat.com reported on the threat three days ago. ISIS Muslim terrorists released a statement on their plan to attack Florida, and even put out a list with the names of people in Florida that they plan on killing. According to one report: “ A pro-Isis group has released a hit list with the names of more than 8,000 people mostly Americans. More than 600-people live in Florida, and one security expert believes that many of those targeted live in Palm Beach County and on the Treasure Coast. The “United Cyber Caliphate” that hacked U.S. Central Command, 54,000 Twitter accounts and...
  • CENTCOM Analysts Reportedly Removed Over Syria Warnings: The Politics of Analysts under Obama

    04/09/2016 7:54:00 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, April 9, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Big Brother is alive and well and will remove from the playing field anyone who fails to follow accepted political policy. Obama doesn’t need to worry about negative stories if his followers can stop criticism by low level analysts and flush it down the memory hole. The Daily Beast recently reported that U.S. Central Command forced two senior intelligence analysts out of their jobs because they told the truth about U.S. backed rebel groups in Syria. The analysts had expressed doubts about the rebel’s capability and commitment to U.S. objectives in the region. Their reports placed them at odds with...
  • Intel Analysts: We Were Forced Out for Telling the Truth About Obama’s ISIS War

    04/04/2016 5:43:20 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4/4/16 | Shane Harris
    The growing scandal over cooked ISIS intelligence just got much worse. Now, analysts are saying they’re being forced out for not toeing the Obama administration’s line on the war. Two senior intelligence analysts at U.S. Central Command say the military has forced them out of their jobs because of their skeptical reporting on U.S.-backed rebel groups in Syria, three sources with knowledge of their claim told The Daily Beast. It’s the first known instance of possible reprisals against CENTCOM personnel after analysts accused their bosses of manipulating intelligence reports about the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in order to paint a...
  • Ex-CIA Chief Hayden: Military Would Refuse to Do Some Trump Campaign Promises

    02/28/2016 9:22:12 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 2/28/2016 | Todd Beamon
    The nation's military would most likely disobey Donald Trump if he instituted such campaign promises as torturing suspected terrorists and killing family members if he were to become president, retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden said. "If he were to order that once in government, the American armed forces would refuse to act," Hayden Friday told HBO talk-show host Bill Maher. Hayden once directed both the CIA and the National Security Agency. "You’re required not to follow an unlawful order," he told Maher. "That would be in violation of all the international laws of armed conflict.
  • New charges of CENTCOM deleting files amid ISIS intel probe

    02/26/2016 8:36:22 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    Feb. 25, 2016 - 3:18 - Catherine Herridge provides insight on 'Special Report
  • Document: U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors

    01/19/2016 11:14:51 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 20 replies
    U.S. Naval Institue ^ | January 18, 2016 | CENTCOM
    The following preliminary timeline of the events surrounding the Iranian detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors from January 12-13, 2016, is based upon multiple operational reports received by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in the first 24-48 hours after the incident. A Navy command investigation initiated on Jan. 14, will provide a more complete accounting of events.
  • Document U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors

    01/19/2016 11:56:43 AM PST · by Bruce Campbells Chin · 51 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | January 18, 2016 | CENTCOM
    Document: U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors January 18, 2016 1:57 PM The following preliminary timeline of the events surrounding the Iranian detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors from January 12-13, 2016, is based upon multiple operational reports received by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in the first 24-48 hours after the incident. A Navy command investigation initiated on Jan. 14, will provide a more complete accounting of events.On Jan. 12, two NAVCENT Riverine Command Boat (RCB) crews were tasked with the mission of relocating two RCBs from Kuwait to Bahrain, with...
  • Emails show DOD analysts told to 'cut it out' on ISIS warnings; IG probe expands

    12/08/2015 1:29:09 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Analysts at U.S. Central Command were pressured to ease off negative assessments about the Islamic State threat and were even told in an email to “cut it out,” Fox News has learned – as an investigation expands into whether intelligence reports were altered to present a more positive picture. Fox News is told by a source close to the CENTCOM analysts that the pressure on them included at least two emails saying they needed to “cut it out” and “toe the line.”
  • Here we go: Centcom analysts who took negative view of progress against ISIS were told in e-mails...

    11/25/2015 2:14:45 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/15 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    "Here we go: Centcom analysts who took negative view of progress against ISIS were told in e-mails to "cut it out" I thought we already knew this, or at least knew the basics of it - defense analysts at Centcom were apparently pressured by their superiors to take a rosier view of the progress against ISIS than was actually warranted. Who precisely wanted the books cooked to suggest things were going well is the key question, which this story doesn't answer. Great thinking, though, by the guilty parties in lying to the public about a jihadi threat, knowing that one...