CIA sets up WikiLeaks Task Force to investigate the release of US diplomatic cables
THE CIA has established a task force to examine the impact of the release of thousands of US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks, The Washington Post reported today.
The task force is officially known as the WikiLeaks Task Force, however at CIA headquarters it is often referred to by the impolite acronym WTF.
CIA officials said the agency was undertaking an inventory of classified information distributed on networks connecting CIA employees across the globe.
The agency is reportedly investigating whether its ability to recruit informants could be hindered by the WikiLeaks disclosures.
“The director asked the task force to examine whether the latest release of WikiLeaks documents might affect the agency’s foreign relationships or operations,” CIA spokesman George Little told the newspaper.