Remember “Don’t do stupid shit”? Yeah, me neither:
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.”
Separately, a former Pentagon official told Fox News there apparently was an attempt to destroy the communications. The Pentagon official said the email warnings were “not well received” by the analysts.
Those emails, among others, are now in the possession of the Pentagon inspector general. The IG’s probe is expanding into whether intelligence assessments were changed to give a more positive picture of the anti-ISIS campaign.
The former Pentagon official said there were “multiple assessments” from military intelligence and the CIA regarding the “rapid rise” of ISIS in Iraq and North Africa in the year leading up to the group’s territory grab in 2014.
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While Obama was assuring us that ISIS was the “jayvee team,” his administration was ignoring its own military’s assessments.
In the lead-up to the Iraq War, our intelligence assessments were wrong — along with everybody else’s. In the lead-up to ISIS establishing itself as a new caliphate, the intel was right but the president willfully ignored it.