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Department of Defense Inspector General Report 'Investigation on Allegations Related to USCENTCOM Intelligence Products', Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Armed Services, US. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, February 28, 2017   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the February 28, 2017 hearing on "Department of Defense Inspector General Report 'Investigation on Allegations Related to USCENTCOM Intelligence Products'" held before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Armed Services. From the statement of Glenn Fine: "Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today to discuss the investigation by the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) into allegations that senior officials at U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) falsified, distorted, delayed, or suppressed intelligence products related to its efforts to degrade and destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) . The allegations, in essence, were that the intelligence was altered or suppressed to present a more optimistic portrayal of the success of USCENTCOM's efforts against ISIL. These were very serious and troubling allegations, and we devoted significant resources to investigating them. We assembled a multi-disciplinary team of more than 30 DoD OIG employees, including administrative investigators, intelligence analysts, Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) digital forensics specialists, auditors, attorneys, and statisticians to investigate these allegations. This was one of the most extensive investigations in the DoD OIG's history. Our team conducted over 150 interviews of 120 witnesses, both inside and outside of USCENTCOM. In addition, we collected and reviewed a massive amount of draft and final intelligence products produced by USCENTCOM's Intelligence Directorate (the CCJ2). We also collected and reviewed USCENTCOM emails, and we examined in detail the specific examples of alleged falsification, distortion, suppression, or delay raised by the complainants and witnesses. We also interviewed intelligence officials in the DoD and the Intelligence Community for their assessments of USCENTCOM's intelligence products." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Glenn Fine, Jacques Grimes, James Marrs, Mark Quantock, and Neil Wiley.

Report Number:
H.A.S.C. No. 115-7; House Armed Services Committee No. 115-7
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2017
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Public Domain
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Government Publishing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/
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pdf
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