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  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secret Iranian operation; verdict could chill future leaks

    For years, ex-CIA case officer Jeffrey Sterling was the one under indictment but prosecutors' primary focus of pursuit was journalist Jeffrey Risen.
  • Intelligence, defense whistleblowers remain mired in broken system

    WASHINGTON When Ilana Greenstein blew the whistle on mismanagement at the CIA, she tried to follow all the proper procedures. First, she told her supervisors that she believed the agency had bungled its spy operations in Baghdad. Then, she wrote a letter...

    I got 30 months in prison. Why does Leon Panetta get a pass?

    The confirmation in December that former CIA Director Leon Panetta let classified information slip to "Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal during a speech at the agency headquarters should result in a criminal espionage charge if there is any truth...

    Too few whistle-blowers

    Too few whistle-blowers
    A major problem in the United States is not that there are too many whistle-blowers. Rather, there are too few. Where were the whistle-blowers when the CIA was operating secret prisons; conducting torture and abuse; and kidnapping individuals off the...

    Not all whistle-blowers act from noble impulses

    Not all whistle-blowers act from noble impulses
    As a former co-worker of Thomas Drake, whose work I held in highest regard, I was deeply incensed to see his name linked with those of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden ("We need more whistle-blowers," June 23). Mr. Drake was a mature, ethical, skilled...