A damning investigation by House Republicans released on Wednesday has found that the intelligence arm of the U.S. Military’s Central Command (CENTCOM) routinely produced intelligence that “distorted, suppressed, or substantially altered” the results of the campaign against Daesh.

1 – Top CENTCOM leaders modified intelligence assessments to present an “unduly positive” assessment of combating Daesh and training the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF).

2 – Intelligence analysts declined to be interviewed, possibly out of fear of reprisals from CENTCOM leadership, while the interviews that did take place were under the watchful eyes of DoD officials.

3 – CENTCOM intel agents operated within a ‘toxic’ leadership environment.