https://www.yahoo.com/news/military-reports-skewed-too-positive-isis-fight-gop-200504389.html?ref=gs http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/10/politics/gop-congressional-report-centcom-intelligence-isis/index.html CENTCOM intelligence reporting, "cast U.S. efforts in a more positive light" and was more optimistic than other reports from the intelligence community. "Every time that there was a change it was a change in one direction –- that America was being more successful in defeating ISIS," "A combination of organizational process and personnel changes combined at the same time to yield intelligence which was in fact more favorably assessed progress against ISIS," the staffer said. Senior CENTCOM officials told congressional investigators they felt justified in making some of the changes to reports based on their own professional expertise. "We got heavy pushback from senior leaders," who felt they had the obligation and authority to make the changes, when necessary in their view, the staffer said. The report also highlighted several instances where public testimony and statements from CENTCOM appeared more positive than events on the ground.