But the real dishonest is how the White House officials kept their inadequacy as Trump’s commander responsible for the welfare of the U.S. military and maintaining a strange brotherhood with a former KGB officer, Russian President Vladimir Putin.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday I said The intelligence surrounding the Russian intelligence said that “there were opposing views in the intelligence community and would not be promoted to the president until verified.” Similarly, Trump’s national security adviser Robert O ‘Brien tweeted The president was not informed because the intelligence was “not confirmed”.
However, this statement does not make any sense. Presidents receive a lot of unverified information. Intelligence is not like mathematics where 2 + 2 can always be “verified” to make 4.
Consider the operation in which Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011 by the U.S. Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
There was no “confirmed” intelligence that Bin Laden was in Abbottabad. It was a purely situational situation that he might have been there, and former President Barack Obama had to call SEALs on a potentially dangerous mission, although there was an important opposition to the intelligence community about bin Laden’s probability. There.
As I found when reporting my book “Manhunt: Ten-Year Search to Bin Laden from September 11 to Abbottabad,In the weeks before ordering the “Obama bin Laden raid, a little intelligence was tasked with studying the intelligence that” Red Team “bin Laden might be in Abbottabad. When he ordered, he knew that he was only 50/50 likely to be in Abbottabad.
And this comes to the nature of intelligence. U.S. intelligence agencies will often publish a National Intelligence Forecast (NIE) when they examine an issue of particular importance to U.S. policymakers. The word “guess” is telling. U.S. opponents are hiding their actions in secrecy, and therefore the American intelligence community is trying to break this veil of privacy with a combination of typically human resources, signal intelligence, and satellite imagery. This is not typically a “verified” fact, but an estimate that usually comes with levels of “trust” ranging from “high” to “low.” For example, here An unclassified NIE About the history of the Iranian nuclear program
National security adviser O’Brien, according to Trump not personally informed About Russian awards. If this is true, the real reason for this is most likely not because this intelligence is not important, but make Putin look bad as Trump’s friend does not want to hear anything bad about Putin, and that is why the U.S. intelligence officials constantly trump Trump. Madman Theory, New book by Jim Sciutto from CNN.
And the fact that Russian reward intelligence is included in the Presidential Daily Summary earlier this year means little since Trump has hardly read these briefings. Washington post and New York TimesInstead of being informed to protect American news and his army, he fulfilled his duties as a commander to watch hard news with disgust and spend unspoken hours to tweet about all kinds of trivia and grudge.
It’s no secret or even news that Russia supports the Taliban. In March 2018, U.S. senior commander in Afghanistan, General John “Mick” Nicholson, told the BBC that Russian weapons were smuggled to the Taliban and “to some extent support the Taliban”. So, some versions of the facts Russia’s support for the Taliban has been open to the public for more than two years.
The main question that White House officials should not begin to address – so eager to say that the President was not informed about plans to kill US troops in Afghanistan: – What will the Trump administration do about it? After all, Trump personally ordered to kill Because General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s military operations in the Middle East, was planning attacks on targets in the US region in January.
Would Trump organize some kind of retaliation against the Russians, based on intelligence about the rewards of US troops for their lives? The question answers itself.