Rep. Calvert Named to Joint Task Force on CENTCOM
Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) was named as one of the three House Republicans who will lead a Joint Task Force to investigate allegations that senior U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) officials manipulated intelligence products.
“Americans expect our military and civilian security officials to produce reports and analysis that are factual and accurately assesses security conditions around the globe,” said Rep. Calvert. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to determine what took place and how we can ensure intelligence products meet the high standards all of us expect them to.”
The House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the House Appropriations Committee established the Joint Task Force to investigate whether these allegations reflect systemic problems across the intelligence enterprise in CENTCOM or any other pertinent intelligence organizations. Congressmen Calvert, Mike Pompeo (KS-4), and Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) will lead the investigation, which is expected to produce preliminary results early next year. The Committees have invited their Minority members to participate, and are hopeful that they will join in the effort.