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CIA Director Defends Secrecy of Intelligence Work

April 14, 2017 01:33 AM
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CIA Director Mike Pompeo defended the need for secrecy in United States government agencies tasked with keeping the country safe. In a public discussion Thursday, he warned against celebrating individuals who steal U.S. classified documents and make them public, like Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. Pompeo said Americans should realize these "whistleblowers" act in their own interest and sometimes in the interest of a hostile country. Zlatica Hoke reports.