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.
There you go, I wondered why you never used Woodstock!
It's real simple. You find a leaker, you indict him, prosecute him, and send him to jail. It will stop in no time.
This is war; leaking is treason; detention for the duration is just the start.
Wire these maggots up and let's watch them dance.
Wall. Cigarette. Blindfold.
He had the Byrd-Flu killer virus!
There are several openings in the CIA for wet work. These traitors should be dealt with accordingly.
Someone at the CIA who is leaking may need to "dissapear" to be a lesson to everyone else. Sound harsh? It is our very survival we are talking about. The world is just as dangerous now as it was 20 years ago.
Anyone else find it amusing that the word of this "Crackdown on leaks" seems to be from leak itself?
Of course, the Dems would say: "You lied!"
The Dems have a wierd concept of intelligence in regard to National Security.
Rockefeller's memo pretty much says it all.
Secrecy is the highest requirement of intelligence during war. It's why we have the President as Commander in Chief. It grew out of the conflicts of waging war under the Articles of Confederation.
I have my dad's letters to home from WWII....all censored with that big black marker. The information was likely "unconnectable" to him but in the greater scope of "war information", someone felt differently.
I wish the Dems would adopt some wisdom.
Wise up, mate. The story posted is a .....LEAK!
Charged and face the revealing classified information to the enemy would have meant the firing squad
Goss has been cleaning house...thus the leaks probably from disgruntled jerks who think they and they alone run the world. More than likely they are Clinton folks.
It starts with a pancake on the head...
I for one am ready for any number of traitors to wind up in bathtubs at the Breezeway Motel sucking shotguns in atonement for decades of treason.
As a kinder gentler alternative they may be confined to the Yuri I. Nosenko Shock & Ow! Centre for the duration.
Better late than never, I guess, Porter.
You are always good about calling and writing letters to get people 'moving' on things. Good for you!
In olden days firing squad revealing classified information to the enemy would have meant the firing squad In more recent times, the electric chair Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
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