WikiLeaks – A Flood of Secrets: National Security vs. Free Speech

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WikiLeaks – A Flood of Secrets: National Security vs. Free Speech

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The recent disclosure of up to 90,000 classified documents relating to the Afghanistan War has underscored the difficult balance between preserving open government and preserving national security. Underlying issues that will be addressed include the problem of over classification, the scope of the Espionage Act, and the challenges of protecting sources and methods in the age of the internet.

Steven Aftergood is senior research analyst at the Federation of American Scientists.

Publication Date

10-7-2010

Keywords

WikiLeaks, national security, free speech, Afghanistan, war, open government, Espionage Act, Internet age, protecting information sources, classified documents

Disciplines

Defense and Security Studies | Information Security | Science and Technology Policy

WikiLeaks – A Flood of Secrets: National Security vs. Free Speech
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