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Sen. Bill Nelson calls for CENTCOM firings if manipulated intelligence reports are true



Sen. Bill Nelson says people should be fired at CENTCOM if a report is true about the manipulation of intelligence regarding the fight against the Islamic State.

"If the Inspector General finds out that the New York Times report is true, then people ought to be fired. Immediately," the Florida Democrat told the Tampa Bay Times in an interview Tuesday.

Nelson said he relayed those concerns in a letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

Still, Nelson said there has been progress in the fight against the Islamic State. "The U.S. role should continue with allies in the air. But the Arabs are going to have to own this and coalesce and that's not going to happen until you can get a political settlement on the ground. At the moment, that looks very difficult."


[Last modified: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 3:13pm]


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