The government shutdown is damaging the intelligence community’s ability to guard against threats, U.S. intelligence officials told Congress on Wednesday.
They said they are keeping counterterrorism staff on duty, and are worried about staff morale.
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that roughly 70 percent of the intelligence workforce — including staff from the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency — have been furloughed.
“I’ve been in the intelligence business for about 50 years. I’ve never…
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