08/29/2010 08:23 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

DNI Clapper Warns Spy Community To Stop 'Blabbing Secrets' (MEMO)

In a blunt memo, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admonishes intelligence community personnel to stop "blabbing secrets" and said he is concerned about "recent leaks" of classified information.

Normally, reporters would use the word "surprisingly" before "blunt" when describing an official communique that is written in clear, concise English, but Clapper's memo reflects the man: plainspoken, not given to nonsense or ornamental language.

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