Skip to content

COVER BLOWN: Top U.S. spy in Afghanistan revealed in memo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/26/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Washington Post was first to reveal secret

The top U.S. spy in Afghanistan has been inadvertently revealed on a memo given to reporters accompanying President Barack Obama during a surprise visit to Kabul. An individual named as "Chief of Station," which is the title given to the top CIA officer in a given country was shown. The memo immediately retracted, and a new memo was issued.

U.S. President Barack Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan came with a personal pledge to bring America's longest war to a 'responsible end' by the close of the year.

U.S. President Barack Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan came with a personal pledge to bring America's longest war to a "responsible end" by the close of the year.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
5/26/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: CIA, Obama, Afghanistan, security breach


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The gesture came as too little, too late. The Washington Post newspaper was the first to report the breach. The Post declined to name the officer publicly for fear of putting him or his family at risk.

According to the Post, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan James B. Cunningham and 14 others were also named on the memo, including several senior military officials. All were identified as having being included in a meeting with President Obama at Bagram Air Force Base, just outside Afghanistan's capital city Kabul.

Starvation never takes a vacation --

Reporters received the message via email, which was then passed along to other news organizations as part of the "pool report," which is a summary of events collected by primary reporters and then passed to other news organizations not in attendance -- for use at their discretion.

More than 6,000 recipients received the pool report assembled by the Post's White House bureau chief.

It was only the second time in recent memory that a CIA officer's cover was blown by the very government he or she is working to protect.

Previously, Valerie Plame was infamously exposed by officials from President George W. Bush's administration as they worked to discredit her ambassador husband while he railed against the government over the second Iraq war.

It's not yet known if the top spy in Afghanistan will be forced to return to the U.S.

U.S. President Barack Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan came with a personal pledge to bring America's longest war to a "responsible end" by the close of the year.

Obama exhorted troops at the Kabul military base that the war had reached a pivotal point, with Afghan forces assuming primary responsibility for their country's security.

While many of the 32,800 U.S. forces now in Afghanistan will leave in the coming months, Obama said a continued military presence could help protect gains made during nearly 13 years of fighting.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for JANUARY 2018
Religious Minorities in Asia.
That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practise their faith in full freedom.


Comments


More Asia Pacific

North and South Korea agree to march together at Olympics -- is that a good thing? Watch

Image of North Korean athletes march under their own banner in the 2016 Olympics. In a few weeks, they will march under a unified banner with South Korea.

North and South Korea have reached a remarkable agreement to march into the Olympic games under a unified banner. In addition to the ... continue reading


Cardinal Pell accuser dies, trial in doubt Watch

Image of Cardinal Pell's accuser has died.

The legal case against Cardinal George Pell of Australia has taken an unexpected turn, after the death of Damian Dignan, who accused Pell ... continue reading


Mt. Sinabung erupts with an ash cloud towering over villagers in new viral video Watch

Image of Mt. SInabung has erupted again.

Mt. Sinabung has erupted in Indonesia, and a new viral video has captured the moment a towering ash cloud hovered over villagers, raining ... continue reading


North Korea develops anthrax-loaded missile to hit the US Watch

Image of South Korean Intelligence reports North Korea launched biological weapons experiments involving anthrax.

This year, North Korea has increased its missile and nuclear weapons testing at an unparalleled rate and they have threatened the United ... continue reading


New video helps residents of Guam prepare for war Watch

Image of While the latest video prepares residents for war, the island is often hit by powerful storms. It is also susceptible to tsunamis. Residents are hardy and often well educated and prepared, but North Korean missiles are a new threat.

Officials are preparing the U.S. territory of Guam for war with North Korea. Authorities have released a video, designed to educate ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

Catholic Online MasterClass
Learn from experts

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Catholic Media Missionaries
The New Evangelization

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.