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Pentagon takes steps to crack down on leaks

POSTED: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 10:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 10:44pm

The Pentagon announced new steps it’s taking to crack down on leaks, including tapping its chief spokesman to monitor the national media for classified information that’s disclosed.

Defense Secretary Panetta on Thursday instructed the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs to join together to “monitor all major, national level media reporting for unauthorized disclosures of Defense Department classified information,” Pentagon spokesman George Little said in a statement Thursday evening.

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