The Biden administration permitted CBS News access to U.S. military personnel and a critical command center for a 60 Minutes program.
This exposed secret defense strategies to our enemies that were used to save American troops under the command of President Donald J. Trump in 2020.
Military strategists indicate these top secrets will likely not be useable in the future.
Right after the new year of 2020, Iran began to plan revenge for the killing of top terrorist Qassem Soleimani six days prior. They prepared targeting missiles at a U.S air base in Iraq.
U.S. intelligence was monitoring Iran’s purchase of commercially available satellite images. Right after Iran’s last image upload of the day, Marine General Frank McKenzie ordered the evacuation of troops from the Al-Assad air base.
Helicopters, drones, other aircraft and assets were also moved. Iran was not aware they were targeting what had become essentially an empty base
“This state-sponsored missile attack, in response to the U.S. killing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani crossed a threshold compared to previous “grey-zone” attacks and may set a lower bar for future actions by the regime,” a command center report revealed.
“While periods of decreased tension may provide the illusion of a return to normalcy, ample intelligence exists indicating the Iranian regime’s desire to continue malign operations that threaten lives, disrupt the internal matters of sovereign nations, and threaten freedom of navigation, regional commerce, global energy supplies, and the global economy.”
In one 60 Minutes clip, for 3 seconds, the dial pad of a U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) phone is shown. It displays several contact numbers (539-xxxx) and direct dial labels for the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, and more. These are digital labels stored in a database that could be traced. They are not paper overlays.
One veteran indicates the White House was careless in allowing “unprecedented access permitting secret information and images to be made public. It wasn’t necessary for CBS obtain raw high definition footage. It should be destroyed.”
On Feb. 22, 2021, Gen. McKenzie met with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi & Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Lieutenant Gen. Mohamed Farid Hegazy to discuss shared security concerns.
They agreed that the strategic nature of the U.S.-Egypt defense relationship makes it critical for regional security and stability.
Since May 2019, Iranian-supported groups in Iraq have attacked U.S. interests dozens of times and conducted scores of unmanned aerial system (UAS) reconnaissance flights near U.S. and Iraqi Security Force (ISF) bases.