Altogether, a great story—and a surprising disclosure of covert action.
Burr says he didn't say classified documents, he specifically said "covert action programs."
covert action can seem like a quick, cheap, deniable way to get hard jobs done.
Well, Brennan points out, covert action programs are, by definition, classified.
The former head of the Mossad has publicly urged continued diplomacy and covert action to keep Iran from getting the bomb.