WASHINGTON - The Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman says NSA leaker Edward Snowden's disclosures about U.S. surveillance programs have undermined U.S. relationships with other countries and affected what he calls "the importance of trust."
Gen. Martin Dempsey told CNN's State of the Union in an interview broadcast Sunday that the United States would "work our way back. But it has set us back temporarily."
Russian officials say Snowden has been stuck in the transit area of a Moscow airport since arriving on a flight from Hong Kong two weeks ago. Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua have offered asylum.
The head of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.), told the CNN show that he "absolutely" believed that one of the countries would give Snowden travel documents.