(CNN) – White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has ordered a review of how the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan was inadvertently released to reporters, Deputy National Security Advisor Antony Blinken told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
"It shouldn't have happened. We're trying to figure out why it happened. In fact, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough asked the White House consel to look into it, to figure out what happened and to make sure it won't happen again," Blinken said in an interview that will air Tuesday on "The Situation Room" at 5 p.m. ET.
Asked if the individual will have to leave Afghanistan now that his identity has been compromised, Blinken said he couldn't comment on the details.
"But you can rest assured that the security of this person is foremost in our minds and will be taken care of," he added.
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