Now Glenn Greenwald and Snowden have really done it, they’ve released the name of the CIA’s chief agent in Kabul, Afghanistan–endangering him and his family/staff. Oh, wait…that was the White House.
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) May 26, 2014
The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops.
The disclosure marked a rare instance in which a CIA officer working overseas had his cover — the secrecy meant to protect his actual identity — pierced by his own government..The Post is withholding the name of the CIA officer at the request of Obama administration officials who warned that the officer and his family could be at risk if the name were published. The CIA and the White House declined to comment…