Not Wikileaks, Not Snowden... White House Outs CIA Station Chief

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Not Wikileaks, Not Snowden... White House Outs CIA Station Chief

Scahill: 'Eagerly awaiting the indictment of the White House official who outed the CIA Station Chief'

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The White House accidentally revealed the identity of the top CIA officer in Afghanistan on Sunday, the Washington Post revealed.

The error was made when the name of the "Chief of Station" in Kabul was included on a list, sent to the media, of U.S. officials present at Obama's visit to Afghanistan. Once the White House realized its error, it sent a subsequent revised list with the CIA official's name redacted, the Post reports.

The Post withheld the name of the CIA official at the request of the White House.

Sunday's error attracted commentary on Twitter.

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