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  •  What lives did Rosen put at risk by reporting (4+ / 0-)
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    what he did about North Korea?

    The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

    by lysias on Wed May 29, 2013 at 11:23:08 AM PDT

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    •  Reporting on our NK insider info gives heads up (0+ / 0-)

      to NK that we have inside sources of some kind, and NK might take action to find the source and deal with them.  

      Rosen reported classified info, not to blow the whistle on a wrongdoing, but to pressure the administration to adopt neocon policy with regards to North Korea (he says this himself).  And he put our NK sources (whatever or whoever they might be) at risk (of at least being compromised from obtaining further NK info, if not at risk of their lives too).

      I still don't get why progressives are so adamant that Rosen should be held up as some hero for compromising our NK sources (for the purpose of pushing neocon policy, nonetheless) or treating Rosen's leaker as a modern day Ellsburg.  It's like you guys are so wrapped up in your ideology that you allow it to blind you as to what's really going on.

      •  Our NK sources are almost certainly signals (0+ / 0-)

        intelligence.  It would hurt our intelligence effort to have North Korea clued in to weaknesses in its communications, but it would hardly endanger lives.

        The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

        by lysias on Thu May 30, 2013 at 07:47:57 AM PDT

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      •  By the way, I speak as a retired naval officer (0+ / 0-)

        who spent nearly 20 years in military intelligence.  If that career taught me anything, it is how much is unnecessarily and frivolously overclassified.  That, as much as anything else, endangers our country's intelligence efforts.

        The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

        by lysias on Thu May 30, 2013 at 08:06:15 AM PDT

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