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Still No Deal In Place With James Risen

AP | Posted 11.04.2014 | Media

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Monday they have no deal in place with a New York Times reporter whose testimony they want as they p...

Criminal Wrongdoing and the CIA

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

According to the operating consensus, the American public has no right to know what the CIA is up to, even when what it's up to is extremely questionable in terms of dealing with our officially proclaimed enemies; and liberating such data from the crypt called classification is criminal behavior.

Ex-Intelligence Analyst Gets Prison For Documents Leak

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former State Department intelligence analyst on North Korea to 13 months in prison for passing cla...

The Dictionary of the Global War on You

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

U.S. Constitution: A revered piece of paper that no one pays much actual attention to any more, especially if it interferes with American safety from terrorism.

Radley Balko

How Government Secrecy Undermines Government's Ability To Keep Secrets

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Edward Snowden's leaks about National Security Administration monitoring Internet activity and the collection of metadata from cell phone calls are th...

Whistleblower Triggers Scrutiny On Secret Access

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Inside the top secret domain is a murky complicated world. And the latest release of classi...

Thanks, But No Thanks, Edward Snowden

Estelle Nagel | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Estelle Nagel

The truth is that we are hypocritical about privacy. We sign up for sites where we can share too much publically, and then balk because someone might have seen it.

Matt Sledge

Senator Urges White House To Change 'Culture Of Secrecy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Saying the current system has helped create a "culture of secrecy that is antithetical to our democratic traditions," Sen. Jeanne Shaheen ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Defense Contractor, 59, Nabbed In Spy Drama With 27-Year-Old Chinese Lover

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A 59-year-old former Army officer working as a defense contractor in Hawaii made his first court appearance Monday on charges of communi...

Testimony Confirms Microphones in 9/11 Courtroom Could Capture Confidential Conversations

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Testimony from the special 9/11 courtroom at Guantanamo Bay this morning confirmed what defense lawyers have been complaining about for weeks now: The microphones in the courtroom are sensitive enough to pick up lawyers' conversations with their clients.

Defense Seeks Suspension of 9/11 Hearings Due to Fears of Government Eavesdropping

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lawyer on Thursday morning asked the military commission judge presiding over the trial of the five accused masterminds of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to halt all court proceedings until the court could determine who might be listening in on defense lawyers' conversations.

Not Only Does 9/11 Trial Have a Censor, But No One Can Know Who It Is (UPDATED)

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

A military commission judge's attempt to explain this morning why the 9/11 pre-trial hearing being held at Guantanamo Bay was briefly blacked out from observers yesterday has only caused more confusion.

Joshua Hersh

Paula Broadwell Access To Classified Information Raises Questions (UPDATED)

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

Paula Broadwell, whose reported relationship with former CIA director David Petraeus hastened the end of his career last week, has come under scrutiny...

A Mixed Message for National Security Whistleblowers

Elizabeth Goitein | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Goitein

The White House recently released a presidential directive extending legal protections to intelligence community employees who expose government fraud, waste, or abuse. The directive, however, does not allow any disclosures to the media.

Need to Be Responsible

Abraham R. Wagner | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Abraham R. Wagner

Those who are willing to do leak sensitive material just to get their man re-elected need to appreciate they are putting the nation's vital interests in jeopardy, and losing the support of our allies in the process.

Obama Issues 'WikiLeaks' Order To Better Safeguard 'Classified' Information

AOL Government | Wyatt Kash | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

The White House has issued an executive order today aimed at improving the security of classified networks and preventing the release of documents to ...

Hayley Miller

4.2 Million Have Access To Classified Information

HuffingtonPost.com | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 4.2 million people have access to classified government information, with more than 1 million holding top secret clearances. T...

Peter King Wants A Probe Of Osama Bin Laden Film, Feuds With Administration

AP | By LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- A movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, expected in theaters just weeks before the 2012 presidential election, is already generating...

DSS Director: Defense Security Service "Remiss" in "Fundamental Oversight Responsibilities"

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Cross-posted on POGO's blog By Nick Schwellenbach "We have been remiss in our fundamental oversight responsibilities to the Department and the U.S. G...

Bradley Manning: Political Prisoner?

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Given the disclosures that appear in Bob Woodward's Obama's Wars, the administration's highly selective approach to leaking and the treatment of Bradley Manning leaves little doubt that Manning is a political prisoner.

CheneyLeaks vs. WikiLeaks

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

I have been searching for clear distinctions in kind between Dick Cheney's outing of CIA covert operative Valerie Plame and the most recent WikiLeaks data dump. For the most part it has been a fruitless exercise.

Counterterrorism Memoir Blocked by Pentagon Available on EBay

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Keith Thomson

In an effort to contain classified information brought to light by the book, the Department of Defense sought to purchase the entire print run and destroy it. This plan may have backfired.

Secrets Exposion

Abraham R. Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abraham R. Wagner

As the Internet revolution has come to embrace the world of classified data, the Government needs a revolutionary approach to the management of its classified data and realistic controls on those who access it as well.

Obama Administration Taking Tougher Stance On Classified Leaks Though More Cases Were Handled During Bush Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The recent New York Times report that the Obama administration is taking a more aggressive stance than its predecessor to punish unauthorized leaks to...

What, Exactly, Was Pelosi Supposed to Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pelosi can be defended for being in an impossible situation at the time. Even if she disagreed with the policy, there simply wasn't much for her to do about it.