February 27, 2015

Jordan furious over Pentagon leak on secret anti-terror training camp

By Nicholas Heras

The Pentagon let slip that one of its training camps to help fight Islamic State terrorists is in Jordan - information the pro-U.S. kingdom had specifically requested be kept private and the latest gaffe in a series of sensitive leaks coming out of the Defense Department.

In order to hide its flub, which was first announced to reporters during a briefing last week, the Pentagon has scrubbed its public transcripts of any mention of the training camp.

Pentagon officials acknowledged Monday one of its officers likely made a mistake. The Pentagon's policy is to discuss only the contributions its partner nations are making to its operations against extremists in Iraq and Syria after those partner nations have publicly spoken about those contributions.

Read the full article at Jewish World Review.

 
  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...