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Topic - John Kiriakou
Edward J. Snowden is on the lam. The leaker who revealed the extent of the National Security Agency's domestic eavesdropping may have put some of the country's most closely held secrets into the hands of our enemies. The government can blame mostly itself.
It may not have been her intention, but the public editor of The New York Times transported me back to those heady days of my youth, when I attended anti-war rallies and protested against the Nixon administration. Margaret Sullivan was too young to experience those days, but she apparently wants to live them vicariously.
The State Department is pressuring Beijing about its communist ally North Korea following failed efforts to halt the recent rocket launch that proved to be Pyongyang's first successful long-range missile test.
Congressional Republicans and Democrats sent an irate letter Tuesday to a Pentagon official requesting that the U.S. military issue uniforms made in America, not China.
Outside political groups are spending nearly the same as congressional campaigns themselves in about two dozen competitive elections this year.
Former intelligence officials use "reprehensible" and "egregious" to describe the alleged acts of a former CIA officer charged by the government with betraying his own when he revealed the identities of two overseas operatives to the media.
The Obama administration is using a century-old anti-spying law to prosecute federal workers for leaking secrets to the media, drawing criticism that the law is draconian and the prosecutions are chilling efforts to report news.
A former CIA officer was charged Monday in federal court with leaking classified information to the media about two other CIA officers, including disclosing the name and contact information of one involved in the capture of al Qaeda terrorist Abu Zubaydah.
A former CIA officer has been charged with leaking secrets to reporters, the sixth such prosecution the Obama administration has launched using a century-old anti-spying law.
Democrats would compromise security
In February, John Kiriakou, formerly a CIA analyst, was imprisoned for, in his own words, "telling the public that torture was official U.S. government policy" when he confirmed the use of waterboarding.
Mr. Snowden referred to Kiriakou when he explained why he was fleeing the United States.