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How to Stop the Leaks

Aug 142012

Congress is moving to stem leaks to the media. The Senate Intelligence Committee recently drafted legislation that would bar former intelligence officials from speaking to news organizations or working for them after leaving their government posts. But more action is needed: Congress should follow the legislatures of other leading democracies and pass an official state-secrets act. It not only would limit the leakers but also prevent the media from publishing information that is likely to cause major damage to national security.

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