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D/CIA Statement on Impact of Unauthorized Disclosures on Force Protection

29 June 2020


Today, CIA Director Gina Haspel released the following statement:

“When developing intelligence assessments, initial tactical reports often require additional collection and validation.  In general, preliminary Force Protection information is shared throughout the national security community—and with U.S. allies—as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of coalition forces overseas.  Leaks compromise and disrupt the critical interagency work to collect, assess, and ascribe culpability.

Hostile states’ use of proxies in war zones to inflict damage on U.S. interests and troops is a constant, longstanding concern.  CIA will continue to pursue every lead; analyze the information we collect with critical, objective eyes; and brief reliable intelligence to protect U.S. forces deployed around the world.”


Posted: Jun 29, 2020 09:24 PM
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2020 09:53 PM