June 20, 2017

OUR SECRECY ONLY HURTS US:

Secret Government Report: Chelsea Manning Leaks Caused No Real Harm (Jason Leopold, 6/20/17, BuzzFeed News)

In the seven years since WikiLeaks published the largest leak of classified documents in history, the federal government has said they caused enormous damage to national security.

But a secret, 107-page report, prepared by a Department of Defense task force and newly obtained by BuzzFeed News, tells a starkly different story: It says the disclosures were largely insignificant and did not cause any real harm to US interests.

Regarding the hundreds of thousands of Iraq-related military documents and State Department cables provided by the Army private Chelsea Manning, the report assessed "with high confidence that disclosure of the Iraq data set will have no direct personal impact on current and former U.S. leadership in Iraq."

Open source everything and let the market determine the value of what we think we know.
Posted by at June 20, 2017 3:19 PM

  

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