CIA Director Panetta warns employees on leaks
Asserting that lives have been endangered and sources compromised by "a damaging spate of media leaks on a wide range of national security issues" in recent months, CIA Director Leon E. Panetta reminded the spy agency's employees Monday that unauthorized disclosures of classified information "cannot be tolerated."
"When information about our intelligence, our people, or our operations appears in the media, it does incredible damage to our nation's security and our ability to do our job of protecting the nation," Panetta's agency-wide message said. "More importantly, it could jeopardize lives. For this reason, such leaks cannot be tolerated."
Informed sources said Panetta, a former Clinton White House chief of staff and California congressman, had no special cases in mind, including the WikiLeaks releases, which have primarily exposed military reports.
| November 8, 2010; 4:27 PM ET
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