DIA Director LTG Scott Berrier testifies during a Senate Armed Services hearing to examine worldwide threats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
A heated exchange between Senator King and DIA Director General Berrier on whether the intel community failed to predict/understand Ukraine’s will to fight.
Berrier: “there was never an intelligence community assessment that said the Ukrainians lack the will to fight.”
King: “The assessment was Ukraine would be overrun in a matter of weeks. That was grossly wrong.”
Berrier: “Grossly wrong, but not a question of will to fight. We assessed their capacity to face the size of the Russian forces that were massed on their border was going to be very difficult for them.”
King: “Well, all I’m saying is the intelligence community needs to do a better job on this issue.”
Berrier: “I think the intelligence community did a great
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