Did US Officials Mislead Policymakers On ISIS Threat?
Sources spoke about a push to make ISIS seem less threatening in reports meant for leaders, including the president.By Kate Grumke | August 27, 2015
Another news agency is reporting that U.S. military officials pressured intelligence analysts to paint a rosier picture of the U.S.'s efforts against ISIS in Iraq in briefs meant for leaders, including the president.
The Daily Beast says multiple sources spoke about a push to "downplay" the threat of ISIS in reports and make the group seem weaker.
Earlier this week, The New York Times reported the Pentagon's inspector general is investigating officials at U.S. Central Command for making intelligence assessments about ISIS more optimistic before they were ready for policymakers.