(Haaretz) New National Intelligence Estimate–Iran making big progress toward nuclear capability

This NIE report on Iran was supposed to have been submitted to Obama a few weeks ago, but it was revised to include new and alarming intelligence information about military components of Iran’s nuclear program. Haaretz has learned that the report’s conclusions are quite similar to those drawn by Israel’s intelligence community.

The NIE report contends that Iran has made surprising, notable progress in the research and development of key components of its military nuclear program.

The NIE reports are the most important assessments compiled by the U.S. intelligence community and are submitted to the president and other top governmental officials. This NIE report was compiled by an inter-departmental team headed by director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Its contents articulate the views of American intelligence agencies.

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3 comments on “(Haaretz) New National Intelligence Estimate–Iran making big progress toward nuclear capability

  1. Capt. Father Warren says:

    [i]The NIE report contends that Iran has made surprising,,,, progress in,,,,,,its military nuclear program[/i]

    Really? Who is surprised here?

    Next thing, we’ll see a report where, “shock, surprise”, Iran intends to make nuclear bombs to use against Israel and the US!!!!!!!

  2. Yebonoma says:

    For a regime that will do anything to win reelection (I like to call it Chicago deep dish style politics), can anyone say “October surprise?” The group of amateurs directing the national intelligence apparatus right now makes me very nervous.

  3. drummie says:

    It is almost as if they are setting up a conflict so that the attention can be diverted from the abysmal record of the past three plus years. It would not surprise me if the administration tried to suspend elections here because of a “crisis”.