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One Year Ago — Obama’s Crackdown on National Security Leaks

“The current state of whistleblowing prosecutions under the Espionage Act makes a truly fair trial wholly unavailable to an American who has exposed classified wrongdoing. Legal scholars have strongly argued that the US Supreme Court – which has never yet … Continue reading

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Steven Spielberg to Direct ‘Pentagon Papers’ Film — UPDATE : Film Review

“For an American to be patriotic is to be loyal to the principles of our Constitution, and the First Amendment. The truth is that the policies of the government is sometimes in conflict with that. In our country, patriotism should … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Former British Diplomat Craig Murray Barred From Entering The US

“I know who leaked them. I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.” Ambassador Craig Murray “This attempt to prevent … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Hollywood and the CIA: A peek behind the curtains

“I would regularly bump into a parade of Hollywood types, including Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. I often wondered why these actors were allowed to walk around a top-secret facility. Because he’s going to be playing a CIA guy in a … Continue reading

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Appeals court affirms most convictions of ex-CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling

“We’re both just shocked. It was like hearing the verdict read all over again, for me. I really don’t understand it. There was absolutely no proof.” Holly Sterling On Thursday (June 22 2017), a three-judge panel with the U.S. Court of … Continue reading

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CIA “Roger”: Mike D’Andrea and the “Intelligence Identities Protection Act”

“The legislation ultimately will harm, not help, our national security interests (…)  If left to stand, it will curtail legitimate journalistic scrutiny of a particularly important and sensitive area of government, creating the possibility that wrongdoing or wrong-headedness could flourish in … Continue reading

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Former CIA John Kiriakou: “Doing Time Like A Spy”

“Even if torture works, it cannot be tolerated — not in one case or a thousand or a million. If their efficacy becomes the measure of abhorrent acts, all sorts of unspeakable crimes somehow become acceptable. I may have found … Continue reading

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US: Annual number of suspected criminal leaks undiminished by Obama’s policy

“There’s been major crimes committed. What I’m concerned about is no one is focusing on major leaks that have occurred here… We can’t run a government like this. A government can’t function with massive leaks at the highest level.” House … Continue reading

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Steven Spielberg to direct ‘Pentagon Papers’ film

“For an American to be patriotic is to be loyal to the principles of our Constitution, and the First Amendment. The truth is that the policies of the government is sometimes in conflict with that. In our country, patriotism should … Continue reading

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US Whistleblowers — Test your ‘Spy’ knowledge with our quiz!

How much do you know about spy agencies? Take this quiz to find out your knowledge of American whistleblowers. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today   Here are ten quotes from/or about these people. Can you identify them? [HINT: Each person … Continue reading

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