"Historically, the 'high stress' generation for American immigrants has been second generation," said former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden. "Mom and Pop can rely on the culture of where they came from. Their grandchildren will be (more or less) thoroughly American. The generation in between, though, is anchored neither in the old or in the new. They often are searching for self or identity beyond self."
And the media should heed a comment Gen. Hayden quotes from columnist David Ignatius: "We journalists usually try to argue that we have carefully weighed the pros and cons and believe that the public benefit of disclosure outweighs any potential harm.