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Hmong general who resigned from CIA: ‘I would get kicked out of CIA’
A once-prominent CIA general who resigned from the agency in 1999 over disagreements with the Clinton administration over whether to kill an Al-Qaeda leader now says he would be kicked out for refusing to sign a nondisclosure agreement.
General Bao Khac Vang, a former Hmong general in the U.S. Army who went on to serve in the CIA and then as a Pentagon adviser, was a top official in the U.S. government’s Hmong-American community in Washington from 1993 to 1999.
At the time, Mr. Vang and other former CIA officers joined the government in asking for the U.S. to kill or capture Abu Sayyaf, an extremist in the Philippines. But it turned out to be the only U.S. action in the series of terrorist attacks against the United States, including the September 11 attacks.
The Clinton administration ultimately backed down from its call to eliminate Sayyaf.
Mr. Vang told The Associated Press in a series of interviews at his home in Washington that he would be fired or denied a security clearance today for refusing to sign a nondisclosure agreement.
“This is a deal to keep the lid on stuff and I don’t want to sign that deal,” Mr. Vang said, speaking in the Hmong language. “I was never going to sign any of those NDAs in my entire career in the CIA.”
He added, “I would get kicked out of the CIA.”
Mr. Vang said he left the CIA because he disagreed with the Clinton administration’s decision not to kill Sayyaf. He was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which was supposed to be consulted before the White House made that decision.
He said that even then, the CIA had a mandate to eliminate “every last terrorist” from the world. The director of the CIA, John Deutch, resigned from the agency over disagreements with the Clinton administration on the issue.
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