Members of congress met yesterday with the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, to discuss recent government leaks about two of America’s newest weapons: computer worms (like Stuxnet) and drones.
“There's been just a cascade of leaks coming out of the intelligence community and it’s our clear intention to put a stop to this,” said Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday.
The day before, that same committee released a bipartisan statement condemning the leaks. The statement asserted that each leak puts lives at risk and makes America's allies less likely to trust our government with their secrets.
Robert F. Turner is one of the founders and the associate director of the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia. Before that, he held positions in the Pentagon, the White House, and the State Department.