Military Reports Skewed Too Positive on ISIS Fight, GOP Task Force Says

Military Reports Skewed Too Positive on ISIS Fight, GOP Task Force SaysReports on the campaign against ISIS and the training of Iraqi security forces from U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) were overly optimistic and edited to “more positively reflect the situation on the ground,” according to a new report from a House Republican task force. The GOP investigation found that CENTCOM’s reports from the fall of 2014 to the summer of 2015 relied too heavily on rosy assessments from commanders in the Middle East, as opposed to “vetted” intelligence from analysts. The report was prompted by the Pentagon inspector general’s inquiry into whether intelligence reports were altered.

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