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Secret? What Secret?

This is from an article in the Washington Post on Wednesday:

...The Pentagon has clashed repeatedly with the CIA and the State Department as it has sought to expand its counterterrorism mission. Last year, both protested a secret Pentagon program that sends Special Forces units in plain clothes on intelligence-gathering missions to countries where no war is in progress and with which the United States has friendly diplomatic relations...

Now when this issue is reported upon in the future, it should be rephrased, "a then-secret Pentagon program..."

The U.S. intelligence community does indeed have its weak points, and the Post article pointed to some real problems. But this doesn't help. Maybe someone ought to try and figure out who the leaker at Langely or Foggy Bottom was this time.