Tags: hagel | snowden | security | breach

Defense Chief Hagel Says Snowden Leaks 'Serious Security Breach'

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 03:14 PM

 

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday that intelligence leaks by National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden were a serious breach that violated U.S. laws and damaged national security.

"I would hope that the Russians do the right thing here and turn Snowden over to the United States," Hagel told a Pentagon news conference, adding that Moscow evidently had not made a final decision since Snowden reportedly was still at the airport.

"He has broken laws," Hagel said. "There was damage done to this country by the Snowden leaks. We are assessing that now but make no mistake, this violation of our laws was a serious security breach."

© 2015 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Rep. Peter King: 9/11 Lesson Is Ex-Gitmo Detainees Threat to US

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 21:53 PM

Rep. Peter King says President Barack Obama should remember the lessons of 9/11 and stop releasing detainees from the mi . . .

ISIS Rampaging in Sinai, Vows to Behead Egyptian President

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 21:50 PM

Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is increasingly coming to resemble the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, where the Islamic State ( . . .

Obama's Expected Budget to Exceed Caps; Will Be at Odds With GOP

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 21:09 PM

President Barack Obama is expected Monday to unveil a budget that will exceed spending caps for defense and domestic pro . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved