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Critical Thoughts on New Report on Obama Leak Crackdown

Today the Committee to Protect Journalists published a very critical report on the Obama administration’s efforts to crack down on leakers and control the flow of secret information from government officials to the press.  “The administration’s war on leaks and other efforts to control information are the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration, when I was one of the editors involved in The Washington Post’s investigation of Watergate,” wrote Leonard Downie Jr., the author of the report.

Over at Security States

Secrecy: Press Behavior

Former FBI Agent to Plead Guilty in AP Leaks Case

That's the sum and substance of this Washington Post piece, which begins:

A former FBI bomb technician who later worked as a contractor for the Bureau has agreed to plead guilty to disclosing national defense information about a disrupted terrorist plot to the Associated Press, according to the Justice Department.

Donald John Sachtleben, 55, of Carmel, Ind., who previously had agreed to plead guilty to ch

Secrecy & Leaks

This Has To Hurt -- The IC Budget Revealed

For years, the Intelligence Community has fought hard against the disclosure of its budget.  Even the top line total was, for many decades, classified.  Now, thanks to Edward Snowden, the Washington Post has the 2013 budget proposal.  [Warning to readers with clearances -- the article is not classified, but links therein appear to be.] As even the Post recognizes, this disclosure will have a

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