Inquiry Weighs Whether ISIS Analysis Was Distorted
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating allegations that military officials have skewed intelligence assessments about the United States-led campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State to provide a more optimistic account of progress, according to several officials familiar with the inquiry.
Phi Beta Iota: Shades of the Viet-Nam era body count. The lack of integrity in our intelligence community continues for the simple reason that there is zero accountability. There is zero accountability for two reasons: because we have a political elite that want to be lied to and encourages lies; and because there is no Open Source Agency such as might set a gold standard for intelligence with integrity — ethical evidence-based decision-support fully integrating holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering. Academia, the media, and the non-profits are all lacking in intelligence and integrity as well — fine on the reductionist bits, cowering to the party line and avoiding any integral consciousness or holistic analytics with true cost economics. Griftopia has infected all “thinking” across all boundaries.
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