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Monday, 29 June 2020 18:11




ODNI News Release No. 26-20

June 29, 2020


DNI Ratcliffe Statement on Impact of Unauthorized Disclosures on Force Protection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe today released the following statement:


“U.S. and coalition force protection is a critical priority for both the President and the Intelligence Community. The selective leaking of any classified information disrupts the vital interagency work to collect, assess, and mitigate threats and places our forces at risk. It is also, simply put, a crime. We are still investigating the alleged intelligence referenced in recent media reporting and we will brief the President and Congressional leaders at the appropriate time. This is the analytic process working the way it should. Unfortunately, unauthorized disclosures now jeopardize our ability to ever find out the full story with respect to these allegations."