U.S. accidentally leaks spy’s name

Reuters

The White House inadvertently included the name of the top CIA official in Afghanistan on a list of participants in a military briefing with President Barack Obama that was distributed to reporters Sunday, The Washington Post reported.

The official, identified as “Chief of Station” in Kabul, was named as being among those at a briefing with Obama during his trip to Bagram Air Base near the Afghan capital.

The list of names was sent by email to reporters traveling with Obama on his surprise Afghanistan visit and was included in a “pool report” shared with correspondents and others not on the trip. The White House issued a revised list deleting the CIA official’s name after it recognized the mistake.