An investigation has been launched by the Pentagon's inspector general after receiving more than 50 reports of alleged tampering. The information comes from 11 individuals who spoke under the condition of anonymity.
“The cancer was within the senior level of the intelligence command,” one defense official told The Daily Beast.
“The IC routinely produces a wide range of subjective assessments related to the current security environment. Prior to publication, it is customary for the IC to coordinate these intelligence assessments,” Ryder said. “More specifically, members of the IC are typically provided an opportunity to comment on draft assessments. However, it is ultimately up to the primary agency or organization whether or not they incorporate any recommended changes or additions.”
One of the 11 individuals compared the behavior to something Stalin might have done. While Americans refuse to acknowledge the legitimacy of any comparisons to communism, they're becoming hard to ignore. If these reports are true, it could create a lot of problems for an intelligence community that's sending out fictional intelligence.