WikiLeaks – A Flood of Secrets: National Security vs. Free Speech
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.
WikiLeaks, national security, free speech, Afghanistan, war, open government, Espionage Act, Internet age, protecting information sources, classified documents
Defense and Security Studies | Information Security | Science and Technology Policy
Aftergood, Steven. "WikiLeaks – A Flood of Secrets: National Security vs. Free Speech." Ensemble video, 01:24:47. October 07, 2010. https://ensemble.dickinson.edu/Watch/c8SEt3j9