We do need to further debate some basic questions: Are there materials that should not be published? Who decides what these are? And what is to be done with those whose agendas lead them to publish material that is harmful to the safety of the people? And what is to be done about those who stamp classified on material they find damaging to their reputation or political fortunes—but are otherwise harmless?Unfortunately, Alan Rusbridger has not moved us an inch closer to answer these questions. But he has helped to undermine our security and that of many others, and he is not done.
Yesterday the Washington Post published this glowing profile of Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, who was nominated by President Obama last Thursday to serve as the next head of NSA and U.S. Cyber Command. The Post piece notes some of the challenges Rogers will face, thanks to the surveillance controversy.