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    have an absolute right to print "anything".

    18 U.S.C. § 793 : US Code - Section 793: Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information

    They don't have the right to print anything about munitions (including the storage of), or about anything that could negatively impact national defense.

    This story was about the fact that the U.S. had intercepted  and was storing a bomb, with the added benefit of exposing both an operation and operatives who were in danger of being murdered for their participation.

    Specific application of this law in this case differentiates from the Pentagon Papers and other leaks that weren't about munitions during a time of war and stories that would harm national defense.

    If all they claimed was "national defense", it might be a stretch, but it exposed the infiltration of terrorist groups being done in furtherance of our defense.  And it involved munitions.  

    And it basically states that if Kim is guilty of leaking under this law, then the person he leaked to is also guilty.

    Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

    by delphine on Fri May 24, 2013 at 11:06:52 AM PDT

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