Big Journalism reports the New York Times is about to out the Department of Defense's covert agents in Afghanistan, putting them and our troops in great danger. I'd consider this a claim that required a great deal of evidence before repeating it, but as you recall we already reported that the paper outed Karzai's brother as a covert CIA agent,without penalty, so this would be just more of the same outrageous behavior.
I am not sure that our outdated laws are adequate to deal with this, especially if, as this report indicates, the CIA is working with the Times to make this information public.. During the last administration the paper printed national security secrets without incurring prosecution.
I have just received word that the New York Times is preparing to go public with a list of names of Americans covertly working in Afghanistan providing force protection for our troops, as well as the rest of our Coalition Forces. If the Times actually sees this through, the red ink they are drowning in will be nothing compared to the blood their entire organization will be covered with. Make no mistake, the Times is about to cause casualty rates in Afghanistan to skyrocket. [snip]
As chronicled here, here, here, and here the Central Intelligence Agency via the New York Times has been waging a nasty proxy war against the Department of Defense over its use of former military and intelligence personnel to do what the CIA is both incapable and unwilling to do: gather the much needed intelligence that keeps our troops safe. According to Washington Post columnist, David Ignatius, "[T]he U.S. military has long been unhappy about the quality of CIA intelligence in Afghanistan," and the senior military intelligence officer in Afghanistan, Maj Gen Michael T. Flynn went so far as to publish a stunning report calling for "sweeping changes to the way the intelligence community thinks about itself."
If not, I hope that readers will consider this Pinch's last outrage and drive the paper into long deserved bankruptcy,
It also calls into question once again the efficacy of the CIA and its meddling in domestic affairs to protect its turf whatever the costs to those doing the job it can no longer do.