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US counter-terror analyst arrested for leaking top secret into

A counter-terrorism analyst at the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly leaking top secret information to journalists, officials said. Henry Kyle Frese, 30, of Alexandria, Virginia, was taken into custody when he arrived at work and faces two counts of revealing classified defense information, they said. Frese was caught red-handed disclosing sensitive national security information for personal gain, assistant attorney general John Demers told reporters. The Department of Justice did not reveal the content of the information allegedly leaked by Frese other than to say that it concerned a foreign country s weapons systems. The identify of the two journalists to whom Frese allegedly provided the classified information was also not disclosed. Frese was allegedly in a romantic relationship with one of the two reporters, according to the indictment handed down by a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. Frese was a contractor with DIA ...

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