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Pentagon, CIA instructed to re-investigate whistleblower cases

WASHINGTON A government watchdog has ordered the CIA and the Pentagon to re-investigate retaliation allegations brought by two intelligence employees who accused their agencies of major institutional failings. The action by the intelligence community inspector general is the first public indication that a new intelligence appeals system is underway. The panel was set up by President Barack Obama as an independent forum that can evaluate whether whistleblowers were improperly fired or otherwise punished for disclosures after their agencies rejected their claims. The cases, nonetheless, demonstrate that the whistleblower system continues to be beset with problems and bureaucratic delays...

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