U.S. Data on Iran Is Spotty, Analysts Say

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In early April, Iranian forces went through maneuvers off Larak Island in the Gulf Sea. i

In early April, Iranian forces went through maneuvers off Larak Island in the Gulf Sea. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In early April, Iranian forces went through maneuvers off Larak Island in the Gulf Sea.

In early April, Iranian forces went through maneuvers off Larak Island in the Gulf Sea.

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Iran is now the top security threat to the United States, according to the Bush administration's new national security strategy. But little is known about its weapons programs and intentions, according to current and former intelligence officials. The top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee says she recently requested a classified briefing on Iran — and walked away worried that U.S. intelligence is inadequate and possibly riddled with disinformation.

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