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White House reveals CIA's top Afghanistan official

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WASHINGTON (WHDH) - Just hours after pulling off a secret successful presidential trip to Afghanistan, White House officials scrambled to protect another high-stakes secret that they mistakenly let out of the bag.

Aides accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top official in Afghanistan.

The officer's name, identified as "chief of station" in Kabul, was on a list of 15 senior American officials who met with President Obama during Saturday's visit to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.

The list went to the White House "press pool" email distribution list, which contains as many as 6,000 journalists.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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