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While leaks of classified information are often intended to influence or inform US audiences, foreign intelligence services and terrorists are close and voracious readers of the US press. They are keenly alert to revelations of US classified information...Classified intelligence disclosed in the press is the effective equivalent of intelligence gathered through foreign espionage.
Studies in Intelligence
President Clinton on Saturday vetoed a bill that would have criminalized the leaking of government secrets. The legislation, he said, might "chill legitimate activities that are at the heart of a democracy."
Clinton Vetoes Classified-Leaks Bill
Washington -- The practice of leaking information to the media has become "almost second nature" in the U.S. capital, and when it is classified, severe damage to U.S. intelligence capabilities can occur, a Michigan congressman says.
Leaks of Classified Data Called Damaging and Widespread
The issue of leaks has been front and center in the news, in case some of you hadn't noticed...Categories of Leaks...The Ghosts of Leaks Past...Deliberate Disclosure...
Secrets and Leaks: The Costs and Consequences for National Security
Several high profile classified leaks to media have emerged in the last few years. These leaks have led to a considerable release of information...
ATTORNEY GENERAL ASHCROFT ANNOUNCES INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE
TO REVIEW WAYS TO COMBAT LEAKS OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2001
The review – the first in nearly two decades –
There is no doubt and ample evidence that unauthorized disclosures of classified information cause enormous and irreparable harm to the Nation’s diplomatic, military, and intelligence capabilities.
Report to Congress on Unauthorized Disclosures of Classified
McCLELLAN: The President has been -- I spoke for him earlier today -- the President believes leaking classified information is a very serious matter.
Press Briefing by Scott McClellan
Waxman asks for a full accounting of the President's and Vice President's actions in authorizing leaks of classified intelligence...
Committee on Government Reform Minority Office
New Directive on Leaks in Preparation
The Justice Department is drafting a revision of the controversial National Security Decision Directive 84 on "Safeguarding National Security Information." That Directive, which was issued in 1984 by the Reagan Administration, ignited fierce protests because of its aggressive approach to the unauthorized disclosure of classified information.
The contents of the revised Directive have not yet been revealed. There are, however, few possible measures that have not already been tried over the years in unsuccessful attempts to stem the escalating flood of leaks.
Secrecy & Government Bulletin May 1997
Excessive government secrecy helped to bring about a military coup in the United States in the year 2012,...