Former U.S. intelligence analyst Daniel Hale has pleaded guilty to leaking classified documents about the secretive U.S. drone program. Hale will be sentenced on July 13 for violating one count of the World War I-era Espionage Act. He faces up to 10 years in prison. Hale was enlisted in the Air Force from 2009 to 2013, during which he worked with the National Security Agency and the Joint Special Operations Task Force at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, where he helped identify targets for assassination. Hale is accused of disclosing 11 top-secret or secret documents to a reporter. The indictment does not name the reporter, but unnamed government sources have told media outlets that the reporter is investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept.
Ex-U.S. Intelligence Analyst Daniel Hale Pleads Guilty to Leaking Documents About U.S. Drone Program
HeadlineApr 02, 2021