Saturday, March 22, 2014

Is Revealing Secrets Akin to Drunk Driving? Intelligence Official Says So

Source: The Intercept

”Not every drunk driver causes a fatal accident, but we ban drunk driving because it increases the risk of accidents.  In the same way, we classify information because of the risk of harm, even if no harm actually can be shown in the end from any particular disclosure.”

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“There ought to be an adversarial approach between the press and the government,” Litt said. “But,” he added with a touch of menace, ”it’s a two-way process.”

-- Robert Litt, general counsel to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

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