Gov't Blows Cover of Afghan CIA Chief

    U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with troops after delivering remarks at Bagram Air Base in Kabul, May 25, 2014. Obama, on a visit to Afghanistan, said on Sunday his administration would likely announce soon how many troops the United States will keep in the country, as it winds down its presence after nearly 13 years of war. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) - RTR3QT9V

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    Proofread everything before you hit print. Or release it to some of the biggest news media agencies in the country. On Saturday, the White House accidentally revealed the name of the top CIA official in Afghanistan due to an error in a media release given to multiple news organizations. The individual was listed as “Chief of Station,” which means highest-ranking spy in a country. Although the White House quickly re-issued a new media release without the individual's name, now that his cover is blown, he and his family could be at risk. As a result, news organizations are currently withholding his name for his protection. Way to go, White House.

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