Thomson ReutersFebruary 14, 2013 21:46
* U.S. intelligence budget classified except overall figure
* Cutbacks would include informants, electronic surveillance
By Mark Hosenball
WASHINGTON Feb 14 (Reuters) - U.S. spy agencies are making preparations for potentially sweeping budget cuts that could drastically limit their ability to respond to crises, the top U.S. intelligence official said on Thursday.