How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers | Mark Hertsgaard

How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers | Mark Hertsgaard
By Mark Hertsgaard

Long before Edward Snowden went public, John Crane was a top Pentagon official fighting to protect NSA whistleblowers. Instead their lives were ruined – and so was his

By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did. He leaked top-secret documents revealing that the National Security Agency was spying on hundreds of millions of people across the world, collecting the phone calls and emails of virtually everyone on Earth who used a mobile phone or the internet. When this newspaper began publishing the NSA documents in June 2013, it ignited a fierce political debate that continues to this day – about government surveillance, but also about the morality, legality and civic value of whistleblowing.

But if you want to know why Snowden did it, and the way he did it, you have to know the stories of two other men.

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May 22, 2016 at 03:00PM
via US news | The Guardian http://ift.tt/20mzdex

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