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Counterterrorism Director: WikiLeaks Will Not Affect War on Terror
December 2, 2010
The director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center says the recent release of classified U.S. government documents on the WikiLeaks Internet website might affect information sharing, but that it will not significantly affect counterterrorism efforts. Information about those efforts is among the most sensitive for the U.S. government and is not widely circulated.
Counterterrorism Center chief Michael Leiter said the WikiLeaks revelations have sparked reevaluations of what information is shared among U.S. government agencies and officials.
“It has certainly driven individuals in the intelligence community and beyond the intelligence community to at least reexamine information sharing and ensure that we are still getting the right information to the right people,” Leiter said. “But we are not getting excess information to the people who really don’t need it.”
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