Michael Hayden hopes not. The relationship between intelligence agencies and the military is always pretty fragile and the WikiLeaks incident over posting classified video of a 2007 Baghdad helicopter attack a couple of months ago threatens to shut down a lot of communication between the government entities.
From the first link:
The recent publication of classified military documents on the whistleblower site WikLeaks should not be allowed to chill information sharing that’s been going on within the military and intelligence communities, the former director of the CIA said Tuesday.
In an interview, retired Gen. Michael Hayden, who led both the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA), expressed concern over the potential for knee-jerk restrictions on data sharing in response to the incident.
“Senior leadership in the country will have to guard against over-reaction,” Hayden cautioned. “Clearly, we need to be careful. We have to pay more attention to security,” he said.
Wikileaks last week posted more than 90,000 military and intelligence documents on the ongoing war in Afghanistan. Bradley Manning, an Army intelligence analyst already charged with supplying WikiLeaks with a video allegedly showing a deadly U.S Apache helicopter attack in Iraq, is the prime suspect in the leak of the Afghanistan war documents.