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WikiLeaks.org exposes truth about the war in Aghanistan

Posted in National Security
National media is abuzz today with the release by WikiLeaks.org of 91,000 classified State Department cables about the war in Afghanistan. WikiLeaks.org also disclosed that it had previously released the cables to The New York Times, the Guardian of London, and Der Spiegel to help it review the documents for newsworthy information and to screen out information that could cause … Continue Reading

Stephen Kohn comments to Washington Post about leak probes

Posted in National Security
Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post is quoting Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblowers Center, in a story appearing on today’s Fed Page. Called, "Immigration agency assailed over leak probe," the story reports on criticism the immigration service is getting from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 118. AFGE is upset that management at the … Continue Reading

Ellsberg ciriticizes Obama for prosecution of whistleblowers

Posted in National Security
Speigel Online is today releasing an interview with Daniel Ellsberg in which Ellsberg criticizes the Obama administration for increasing the use of criminal prosecutions against whistleblowers.  Ellsberg released the Pentagon Papers to reveal how numerous previous administrations had resorted to lying to the American people to conceal the real purposes of the Vietnam War. The Nixon Administration’s prosecution of Ellsberg … Continue Reading

Feds prosecute another whistleblower

Posted in National Security
The U.S. Justice Department is prosecuting another whistleblower.  According to an indictment by a Baltimore grand jury (reported here by the New York Times), Thomas A. Drake released classified emails showing that the National Security Administration (NSA) wasted billions of taxpayer dollars trying to get computers to collect and sort electronic information. The government is also charging that Drake shredded … Continue Reading