NSA Leaker Was Discharged From the Army After Five Months

Edward Snowden did not complete training


The former CIA computer technician who leaked last week's explosive details about American classified surveillance programs spent just five months in the Army Reserve before he was discharged, records show.

Edward Snowden, the self-proclaimed whistleblower who sent the information to The Guardian and The Washington Post, joined up in 2004, but separated just five months later, an Army official told POLITICO.