Legality of DoD Special Intel Group Is Questioned

Brian Zick

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Spencer Ackerman at TPM Muckraker reports that, in the wake of the Inspector General report on the Pentagon's intelligence manipulation, Senator Jay Rockefeller has issued this statement: “The IG has concluded that this office was engaged in intelligence activities. The Senate Intelligence Committee was never informed of these activities. Whether these actions were authorized or not, it appears that they were not in compliance with the law. “In the coming days, I will carefully review all aspects of the report and will consult with Vice Chairman Bond to determine whether any additional action by the Senate Intelligence Committee is warranted.” Ackerman follows with a report and analysis about this dubious claim, by Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Eric Edelman, that what the "Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (OUSDP) did wasn't intelligence work at all, but rather policy work." Christy at firedoglake weighs in.

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