President Obama has asked his top military advisers to get to the bottom of reports that intelligence officers have been skewing their reports on the fight against the Islamic State to make it appear more successful.
Obama said during a press conference in Malaysia on Sunday that he's been clear since his first day in office that he wants his national security team to never hold back in expressing their honest opinion, even if it differs from current policy.
"One of the things I insisted on the day I walked into the Oval Office was that I don't want intelligence shaded by politics. I don't want it shaded by the desire to tell a feel-good story," Obama said. "We can't make good policy unless we've got good, accurate, hard-headed, clear-eyed intelligence."