August 11, 2012
Has Obama gotten a new, more worrisome NIE on Iran?
The last National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's nuclear program was in 2007. It was notable for saying that Iran had given up on building a bomb back in 2003 but continued research into a weapon. It also noted that Iran was unlikely to be able to build a weapon until as late as 2015. But sources are telling Haaretz that a new NIE on Iran is now in Obama's hands that believes they are accelerating their nuclear program and could have the capability to build one more quickly than first thought: President Barack Obama recently received a new National Intelligence Estimate report on the Iranian nuclear program, which shares Israel's view that Iran has made surprising, significant progress toward military nuclear capability, Western diplomats and Israeli officials have informed Haaretz. 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...(Read Full Post)