CIA leaks: Leaked agency memo tells agents to stop leaking information to the media.

CIA Wants Its Officers to Stop Leaking Secrets to Reporters, Says Memo Leaked to Reporter

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June 27 2013 10:09 AM

CIA Wants Its Officers to Stop Leaking Secrets to Reporters, Says Memo Leaked to Reporter

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CIA Director John Brennan testifies during a hearing before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee March 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill

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Well, this is awkward. The Associated Press:

CIA Director John Brennan is launching a new campaign aimed at pressuring CIA officers to keep the intelligence agency's secrets secret, after a series of leaks to the media. In a memo to the CIA workforce this week, Brennan says the "Honor the Oath," campaign is intended to "reinforce our corporate culture of secrecy" through education and training. The Associated Press obtained the memo Wednesday, marked unclassified and for official use only.

Nice pep talk, coach.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

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