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  1. White House Accidentally Blows Cover of CIA Chief in Kabul

    The U.S. government provided a couple of surprises over the Memorial Day weekend, first with President Obama’s trip to Afghanistan and then by exposing the name of their chief spy in Kabul. Officials mistakenly exposed the “chief of station” — CIA speak for top spy — in a list of officials involved in Obama’s trip, which was released to the press. It’s unclear whether the goof will force the agency to relocate the officer. A reporter flagged the mistake, and White House officials issued a new list without the name in an attempt to “un-ring the bell.” 

    Sources: Washington Post, The Guardian

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