Thursday, August 23, 2007

NIE Questions Iraq's Progress

Declassified portions of the latest National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) suggest that "progress" may be the most overused word when discussing Iraq. From the Associated Press:
The Iraqi government will become more precarious over the next six to 12 months and its security forces have not improved enough to operate without outside help, intelligence analysts conclude in a new National Intelligence Estimate released [today].

The NIE concludes overall violence is high, secterian groups are not reconciled, and al Qaeda in Iraq is able to conduct high profile attacks. The report is based on the combined judgements of all 16 US intelligence agencies.

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