Snowden leaks cause Pentagon change

2014-02-04 21:14
Defence intelligence agency director Michael Flynn. (Martinez Monsivais, AP)

Defence intelligence agency director Michael Flynn. (Martinez Monsivais, AP)

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Washington - A top US military intelligence official says the Pentagon will have to make costly changes to programmes and personnel because of leaks by former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden.

Defence intelligence agency chief Michael Flynn is telling Congress on Tuesday that his agency has to assume that Snowden took every document he accessed, and that much of it concerned Pentagon programmes.

He says he believes there will have to be changes in all branches of the US military because investigators have to assume the information is compromised.

Officials have said Snowden downloaded some 1.7 million documents. US intelligence officials have said some of those documents include the identities of undercover operatives. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak publicly.

- AP

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