Washington - Two US congressmen say a classified Pentagon report on former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says most of the documents he took concerned current military operations.
House Intelligence Chairperson Mike Rogers, a Republican, and top Democrat CA Dutch Ruppersberger say Snowden tipped off US enemies to spying methods used to defend the country, and potentially jeopardised US troops overseas.
They say the classified report by the Defence Intelligence Agency found that Snowden stole approximately 1.7 million intelligence files that "concern vital operations of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force".
Quoting the report, the lawmakers say the disclosures have already tipped off US adversaries to US defence methods, and hurt US allies helping with counterterrorism, cybercrime, trafficking, and stopping weapons of mass destruction. They offered no specifics.