The Pentagon launched an “aggressive” investigation of leaks earlier this year that relies upon an insider threat program established and expanded under President Barack Obama.
Officials are also employing “continuous evaluation,” or total surveillance, of personnel, yet there is very little evidence that safeguards have been implemented to protect the rights of employees and ensure a chilling effect that already lingers does not intensify against potential whistleblowers.
Testimony from the former top intelligence lawyer undermines President Obama’s claims that he’s had no desire for leak prosecutions.
The “Insider Threat” program cited “indicators” that Chelsea Manning posed a threat, including her gender identity, sexual orientation, and DADT opposition.
The surveillance under the ‘Insider Threat’ program raises concerns about the extent to which whistleblower communications are being intercepted.
60 Minutes airs a segment assassinating the character of Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, going so far as to question their loyalty to America.