WASHINGTON – CIA Director Leon Panetta warned agency employees not to reveal secrets about the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound earlier this month, saying in a memo sent to employees Wednesday that disclosures could jeopardize future operations.

“The intense public and media interest in the operation that killed Osama bin Laden has led to an unprecedented amount of very sensitive – in fact, classified – information making its way into the press,” Panetta said, according to a copy of the memo obtained Thursday by The Washington Post.

Panetta’s message is part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to clamp down on disclosures surrounding the May 2 raid.