Ali Soufan Quoted on Voice of America: Crisis Averted for Now as Britain Back to Sharing Intel with US
May 26, 2017
Voice of America
By: Jeff Seldin
The United States is again receiving intelligence from a key ally, putting to rest, for now at least, the latest flap over Washington’s handling of sensitive information.
Britain resumed intelligence sharing with the U.S. late Thursday, saying it had received “fresh assurances” after American officials leaked key details of the investigation into the Manchester terror attack to the media …
“We don’t want to create a situation where other intelligence services, our allies like the Brits, like the Israelis, feel very hesitant to share intelligence and share information with us because of the fear that this information or this intel can end up on the front page of newspapers,” Ali Soufan, a former FBI supervisory special agent, told VOA …
“We still have the most powerful intelligence agencies in the world,” Soufan said. “We need our allies to work with us, but let’s be frank, they need us more than we need them. So this is going to create some frustrating feelings, but I think we will overcome that.”
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