Chutzpah, Thy Name Is “Snowden”

So, Edward Snowden wants clemency now from the very country which he betrayed and whose national security he put in peril via the disclosure of secrets that compromised sources and methods. To say the least, I am not sympathetic to the plea. The hype to the contrary notwithstanding, neither Snowden nor Bradley Manning are heroes, and …

Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden Are Not Heroes

Mark Bowden explains why: As an old reporter who has from time to time outed classified information, I have watched the cases of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden with professional interest. What troubles me about them is not that they broke the oaths they swore when they took their classified government jobs, the thing that makes …

Whoops

Well, this was something of a disaster, now wasn't it?   Former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed the name of the Navy SEAL unit that carried out the Osama bin Laden raid and named the unit’s ground commander at a 2011 ceremony attended by “Zero Dark Thirty” filmmaker Mark Boal.Panetta also discussed classified information designated as “top secret” …