Question of the Week: Do you believe an independent investigator should be appointed to investigate the recent flurry of leaks of classified national security information?Posted by Randy | July 19, 2012
In recent months, considerable angst has arisen in regards to leaks of classified national security information. Three particularly high-level and dangerous leaks have given rise to allegations that, at worst, the White House purposely released the information in order to reap political gains or, at best, has been negligent in protecting against leaks and aggressively punishing guilty of releasing classified information. These incidents, which pose potentially severe and dangerous implications for U.S troops and intelligence officers, include the release of:
1) Classified information about cyberwarfare, including the fact the Stuxnet malware attack on the Iranian Nuclear program was an American operation.
2) Classified information about the Osama Bin Laden raid, including specific participating units and information from the compound.
3) Highly sensitive details about the process by which the President in White House counterterrorism meetings designates people for “Kill Lists” targeted by special operations forces and drone strikes.
As a result of the gravity and frequency of the leaks, and because of concern that the Administration could not effectively investigate themselves, several in Congress are calling for an independent counsel to be appointed to investigate the string of national security leaks.
Question of the Week: Do you believe an independent investigator should be appointed to investigate the recent flurry of leaks of classified national security information?
( ) Yes.
( ) No.
( ) I am not sure.
( ) Other, please share your thoughts below.
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