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Posted on 02/08/2005 2:09:47 PM PST by Bald Eagle777
Code word compromise The Joint Staff at the Pentagon last week ordered an investigation into the compromise of several programs that were revealed in a book by author William Arkin. According to a Jan. 25 cable from the Joint Staff to 14 military units, most of them involved in special operations, Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has asked for an "opsec" or operational security assessment of possible national security damage to special access programs and other "operational compromises" in the book, "Code Names." The U.S. Special Operations Command will be the lead agency in reviewing the compromise of special access programs called Power Geyser and Footprint, along with other secret programs and activities... At least one Pentagon security official was outraged that nothing was done for months to try to identify the source of the compromises. The official said Mr. Arkin was linked to a senior Pentagon official but that the Office of the Secretary of Defense protected the official. "So just let the secrets hemorrhage," the official said. "God bless America." Mr. Arkin, a liberal Greenpeace political activist turned columnist, was investigated by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations in 2002 after he disclosed the code-named program Polo Step, on the war planning for Iraq. Several suspects in the leak, including a three-star officer, were allowed to retire rather than face questioning over the leak...
Mr. Arkin was an Army intelligence analyst in the 1970s...
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He has no current security clearance to update (or pull) thank GOD. It's the leak at the Pentagon I'm concerned about.
"It's the leak at the Pentagon I'm concerned about"
Me too! And the following statement bothers me as well:
"The official said Mr. Arkin was linked to a senior Pentagon official but that the Office of the Secretary of Defense protected the official." Is this the person who was allowed to resign instead of face being questioned ..?? as was stated later in the article ..??
Mr. Arkin, in the online supplement to his book ( www.codenames.org/documents.html ), says the contingency plan, called JCS Conplan 0300-97, calls for "special-mission units in extra-legal missions to combat terrorism in the United States" based on top-secret orders that are managed by the military's Joint Staff and coordinated with the military's Special Operations Command and Northern Command, which is the lead military headquarters for domestic defense.
Mr. Arkin provided The New York Times with briefing slides prepared by the Northern Command, detailing the plan and outlining the military's preparations for the inauguration.
This is worse than we thought..
Since Mr. Arkin isn't in the military, I'm not sure what you mean about the need to "discipline" him. In fact, I don't think it's illegal for a journalist to disclose classified information. (There are some arguments, pro and con, about whether this kind of law would be a good idea.)
"To do so you get misleading answers," was their reponse. William Arkin, a gay activist said that this kind of survey polarizes the community. His fear was that the movement for cityhood could turn into a hate campaign between gay and straight." http://www.snorko.org/cyberwrite/eng103/students/edm.html
Well .. there is a way to stop this - make one of these "leakers" AN EXAMPLE OF TREASON. It won't stop unless people know there is a terrible price to pay.
"William Arkin, a gay activist said that this kind of survey polarizes the community. His fear was that the movement for cityhood could turn into a hate campaign between gay and straight."
Ever since WWII, it seems that the number one common link of traitors from the UK to America is the homosexual link.
Why do you spose that is? Do you spose anybody really gives a spit?
Most of them hate their parents, their families have no children to protect, and they end up hating America and blaming America for their life styles.
Plus the silly savages got teased so much it just hurt their feelers!!! Forever!!! Plus all that "dodgeball," or as my boys called it: "Smear the Queer!" (well that's better than "Tetherball!" That's way too kinky!!!)
What's with 3 stars retiring to avoid questioning? Could I ever get off so easy? Not that I would ever have needed to get off. I thought we were to take this security stuff seriously. What do I know?!
The retiring 3 stars are the leak. How does a General find it, in his great discernment, acceptable to reveal secrets to anyone outside the need to know? High rankers should be held to the highest standards. Some Spec 4 would be making gravel from boulders for much less than this.
As your tag line implies, we must stand by the Truth. Let's see where this goes.
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