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"Lead Went Dead" After 2015 NY Times Story Leaked Intelligence Information


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Jennifer Van Laar

Jul 22, 2017


Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Gen. Tony Thomas said, "There’s a great need to inform the American public about what we’re up to. There’s also great need to recognize things that will absolutely undercut our ability to do our job.”

Thomas, who heads the Special Operations Command, was speaking about ISIS in Iraq and Syria during a Q and A session moderated by Fox News' Catherine Herridge. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's network has been "dismantled," Thomas said, but leaked information in 2015 compromised a lead to al Baghdadi himself.






Jul 21, 2017

While this Administration’s approach to foreign crises mostly differs from that of its predecessor, there is at least one conspicuous exception, a heavy reliance on Special Operations Forces. Their commander explains the role SOCOM and SOF perennially play in responding to flash points around the globe and building partner-nation capacity to provide for their own defense

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