Report: Defense Department concealed Iranian intelligence from CIA

June 5, 2008 17:42

A new Senate report says that in late 2001 and 2002, US Defense Department officials concealed from the CIA and other intelligence agencies potentially useful information gleaned from Iranian agents. The report by the Senate Intelligence Committee said the Iranians told Pentagon employees about a tunnel complex in Iran used to store weapons and move its personnel covertly out of the country, likely into Afghanistan during the post September 11 war period. The new report that was released Thursday adds more details to the storied mistrust and lack of cooperation among Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and the Central Intelligence Agency in the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks on the United States.

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