No Secrets Allowed
Friday, August 11, 2006
A few months ago, a former Pentagon analyst was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for violating his security clearance by sharing government secrets with a couple of AIPAC lobbyists. But the lobbyists are also being prosecuted, even though they had no security clearance to violate. On Thursday, a federal judge ruled the case could go forward. Secrecy News editor Steven Aftergood tells Brooke why the decision threatens the ability of national security reporters to do their jobs.