Nathan Sales poses the question whether technology could have played a preventative role in the recent wave of security leaks. He first reviews the existing legal frameworks for adjudicating cases of criminal security leaks, and he finds only limited utility in these paradigms. He then proposes a technological supplement to these frameworks, an alternative he… Continue reading Can Technology Prevent Leaks?
Meyer and Berenbaum analyze the national security policy challenge in balancing protections for Intelligence Community whistleblowers and the government’s legitimate need for secrecy in order to execute the federal intelligence and counterintelligence mission. It is that need for secrecy that creates the intellectual distance between the sovereign’s requirement for information regarding the performance of the… Continue reading The Wasp’s Nest: Intelligence Community Whistleblowing & Source Protection
George Ellard, the National Security Agency’s Inspector General, provides his insight into the true damage caused by the Snowden disclosures, with comparisons to both recent and distant past leaks. A New Paradigm of Classified Disclosures