In a report released Friday, The United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) suggests that the Russian government may have passed information about U.S. war plans to Saddam Hussein during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The unclassified version of the Iraqi Perspectives Project is the first publication resulting from a two-year study of the former Iraqi regime and military through analyisis of captured documents, and was intended to add ‘the actual red team’s view’ to historical examination of the war.
The Russian government has denied passing intelligence information to Iraq, calling the accusations ‘baseless,’ and saying that they didn’t ‘consider it necessary to comment on such fabrications.’ Brig. Gen. Cucolo, director of the USJFCOM organization that produced the report, was quick to point out that there was no indication of a Russian spy inside Central Command, and speculated that the information may have been gathered via electronic eavesdropping.
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