Bravehearts

(The Intercept) – Jenna McLaughlin and Dan Froomkin:

The Guardian published a stunning new chapter in the saga of NSA whistleblowers on Sunday, revealing a new key player: John Crane, a former assistant inspector general at the Pentagon who was responsible for protecting whistleblowers, then forced to become one himself when the process failed.

An article by Mark Hertsgaard, adapted from his new book, Bravehearts: Whistle Blowing in the Age of Snowden, describes how former NSA official Thomas Drake went through proper channels in his attempt to expose civil-liberties violations at the NSA — and was punished for it. The article vindicates open-government activists like Edward Snowden who have long argued that whistleblower protections aren’t sufficient in the national security realm. …

theintercept 2016/05/23 vindication

Mark Hertsgaard: Bravehearts

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