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Former NSA & NGA Intelligence Analyst Charged with Leaking Drone Details to News Outlet

Former NSA & NGA Intelligence Analyst Charged with Leaking Drone Details to News Outlet by Rachel Weiner – Washington Post

A former government intelligence analyst has been charged in Alexandria federal court with leaking classified information on drone warfare to a reporter.

 

Daniel Hale, 31, of Nashville was arrested in Tennessee Thursday and is set to appear in Alexandria court next week. He worked for both the National Security Agency and as a contractor for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and had a top secret security clearance.

 

He is charged with five crimes related to the disclosure and could face a maximum of 50 years in prison.

 

The reporter Hale allegedly shared information with is not named, but the description matches Jeremy Scahill, a founding editor of the Intercept…

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