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Senator Asks White House to Explain Khan Leak

A U.S. senator asked the White House to explain how and why the name of an al Qaeda informant was leaked to the press, saying it may have hurt the war on terror, a letter from the lawmaker said on Monday. A Pakistani intelligence source said on Friday that U.S. officials confirmed the name of captured al Qaeda suspect Mohammad Naeem Noor Khan while he was still cooperating with Pakistani authorities as part of a sting operation against Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network, thereby compromising his cover. “I respectfully request an explanation to me and any other member of Congress who might wish one of who leaked this Mr. Khan’s name, for what reason it was leaked, and whether … reports that this leak compromised future intelligence activity are accurate,” Sen. Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, wrote in a letter to White House domestic security adviser Frances Townsend on Aug. 8. Full Story

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