Is the U.S. Government Too Prone to Leaks?

Friday, June 08, 2012

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.


Robert F. Turner

Produced by:

John Light

Comments [1]


If Congress does not raise their voice on leaks who will? The derisive media who dismiss their urgent concern?

"..their leaking very sensitive material for the purpose of helping the President in the election"

Will journalists "roll their eyes" at that remarkable charge or just at "angry lawmakers" who do their job which is to investigate it?

Jun. 08 2012 08:55 AM

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