Skip to comments.CIA cracks down on leaks
Posted on 01/08/2006 2:10:07 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
CIA director Porter Goss is redoubling efforts to prevent agents from divulging the spy agency's secrets to the media, and also plans to clamp down on former spies publishing books about their covert careers, Time magazine has reported.
Citing an anonymous former senior Central Intelligence Agency official, Time, in a report to hit newsstands this week, said on its website that CIA officials told employees during a meeting last week that leaking had gotten out of control and needed to stop.
The reported added that a new clampdown on leakers had been launched, supported by a team of "mostly retired" agents contracted to scan the news media for possible leaks of classified material and to try to find the leakers responsible.
The internal crackdown follows recent media reports about the CIA's secret prison network for terror suspects and last month's disclosure in The New York Times that US President George W Bush authorised the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on the telephone calls of some Americans without court warrants.
The report said Goss also is worried about the potential impact of the leaks and insider books on the agency's security and clandestine operations.
"You don't want people who sit down with an (intelligence) officer in confidence to be concerned it will end up in the guy's memoirs in a year or two," one anonymous intelligence official told Time.
It's about time the CIA got serious about this. Time to clean house.
And not only charged as such ...
All the released information is to be cleared, with the clearing executive made personally responsible.
Arrest and isolate them for as long as the law provides, then send them to GITMO>
Sounds like the administration needs to place a "mole" inside the CIA.
What's the penalty on this sort of thing, life in federal prison?
I agree totally. They need to be either sent to one of those "secret prisons" or have an "accident". It IS treason and ought to be treated as such. I'd say take them to court, but there is no court in the land where these things can be discussed without further "leaks".
I guess they'll be going after Val Flame since she confessed her job to her boyfriend during post coital spooning?
Maybe they'll arrest Joe Wilson for divulging his mission?
That pretty much sums it up. Fair bit of work to be done...
Sissy Hair loses his cool.
OOPS, wrong thread!
"Maybe they'll arrest Joe Wilson for divulging his mission?"
The Soviets had female agents called "Swallows." She's probably the CIA equivalent! (sp? Ever since my first computer, my spelling ability has gone down)
I notice that even this article has no -- zer, sip -- mention of the certain consequences for violating the secrecy oath.
IIRC, it was before, not after. She was giving him fair warning.
It's about time all of us get serious and see the forest for the trees and clamp down on the politicians and their biased rhetoric which brought this issue to prominence in the first place.
Shaking a stick at a lion.
Won't stop until they are stopped with severe repercussions.
Nothing like closing the barn door after the horse has run off Porter.
Keyboard cleanup!, Aisle 13...