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Inside the Ring
The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2005 | Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough

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...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arkingayactivist; benedictarnold; bookreview; codenames; dod; forceprotection; gertz; greenpeace; intel; justice; leak; leaks; lefties; mi; opsec; probe; rowanscarborough; secrets; specialops; traitor; treason; williamarkin
Sorry I didn't post this sooner. This is the section of the excerpted article that deals with a certain Mr. Arkin.... I recommend we discipline Mr. Arkin BIG TIME if any damaging information was leaked that has a detrimental impact on ongoing operations. If it is proven that SF and other operatives lose their lives because of Mr. Arkin, I would be in favor of treason proceedings and the approprate applicable punishments as allowed by all applicable laws that are on the books.

He has no current security clearance to update (or pull) thank GOD. It's the leak at the Pentagon I'm concerned about.

1 posted on 02/08/2005 2:09:47 PM PST by Bald Eagle777
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To: Southack; section9; hchutch

fyi..


2 posted on 02/08/2005 2:13:25 PM PST by Dog
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To: Bald Eagle777

"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 ..??


3 posted on 02/08/2005 2:19:11 PM PST by The Final Harvest (Where are the dem supporters? - try the trash cans in back of the abortion clinics.)
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To: Bald Eagle777; Cap Huff; Poohbah
Go read this...

Code Names.

4 posted on 02/08/2005 2:19:13 PM PST by Dog
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To: CyberAnt
From my link..

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..

5 posted on 02/08/2005 2:20:39 PM PST by Dog
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To: Dog
"Life imitates art. This week, former military intelligence analyst William Arkin revealed a hitherto unknown directive, with the Orwellian name "JCS Conplan 0300-97," authorizing the Pentagon to employ special, ultra-secret "anti-terrorist" military units on American soil for what the author claims are "extra-legal missions."
6 posted on 02/08/2005 2:21:28 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack

24.


7 posted on 02/08/2005 2:23:38 PM PST by Dog
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To: Dog
"BURIED DEEP IN ONE of its Sunday issues late last October, the Los Angeles Times published a story by military analyst William Arkin about a slew of secret armies the Pentagon had been creating around the world. One such force caught the eye of Moscow Times columnist and regular CounterPunch contributor Chris Floyd, who picked up on the tip and ran with it. "According to a classified document prepared for Rumsfeld by his Defense Science Board, the new organization --the 'Proactive, Preemptive Operations Group (dubbed the 'Pee-Twos')'--will carry out secret missions designed to 'stimulate reactions' among terrorist groups, provoking them into committing violent acts which would then expose them to 'counterattack' by U.S. forces," Floyd wrote."
8 posted on 02/08/2005 2:23:55 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Bald Eagle777
I recommend we discipline Mr. Arkin BIG TIME if any damaging information was leaked that has a detrimental impact on ongoing operations.

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.)

9 posted on 02/08/2005 2:24:08 PM PST by 68skylark
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To: Bald Eagle777; Grampa Dave

"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


10 posted on 02/08/2005 2:28:30 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Dog

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.


11 posted on 02/08/2005 2:32:09 PM PST by The Final Harvest (Where are the dem supporters? - try the trash cans in back of the abortion clinics.)
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To: Spook86; BIGLOOK; xzins; Grampa Dave; MineralMan; elfman2; ThanhPhero; xusafflyer; tht73a; ...

FYI


12 posted on 02/08/2005 3:12:03 PM PST by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 4 decades.)
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To: Southack; Travis McGee; Squantos; little jeremiah; EdReform; MeekOneGOP; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

"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

Ever since WWII, it seems that the number one common link of traitors from the UK to America is the homosexual link.


13 posted on 02/08/2005 3:16:47 PM PST by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 4 decades.)
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To: Grampa Dave
"...the homosexual link."

Why do you spose that is? Do you spose anybody really gives a spit?

14 posted on 02/08/2005 5:38:43 PM PST by SierraWasp (al-Najr, 38, after casting a ballot for the first time in his life. "I get to say I'm human now.")
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To: SierraWasp

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.


15 posted on 02/08/2005 5:46:23 PM PST by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 4 decades.)
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To: Grampa Dave

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!!!)


16 posted on 02/08/2005 5:52:44 PM PST by SierraWasp (al-Najr, 38, after casting a ballot for the first time in his life. "I get to say I'm human now.")
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To: Bald Eagle777
43 Pages .Pdf format INTERAGENCY DOMESTIC TERRORISM CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS PLAN FEMA
17 posted on 02/08/2005 5:59:17 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: Bald Eagle777

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.


18 posted on 02/08/2005 7:50:59 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian ( Political correctness is incorrect. ><BCC>)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

As your tag line implies, we must stand by the Truth. Let's see where this goes.


19 posted on 02/08/2005 9:25:49 PM PST by Bald Eagle777 (The Chinese military is the opposition force. Traitors at home aid and abet them.)
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To: Grampa Dave

danke!


20 posted on 02/09/2005 5:27:25 AM PST by beyond the sea (Barbara Boxer is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......and is the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: Blue Collar Christian; Southack; Ernest_at_the_Beach; mhking; Travis McGee; Squantos

"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."

Your questions and main point here are excellent.

I have two more questions:

1. "How many stars did this general receive from the Clintoons.

2. " Was this genera a homosexual and a greenpeace maggot like this author?


21 posted on 02/09/2005 7:10:40 AM PST by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 4 decades.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Good points Gramps, I dunno, but there's reason for suspicion.


22 posted on 02/09/2005 7:22:01 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian ( Political correctness is incorrect. ><BCC>)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

It is time that this general is exposed for public disclosure.


23 posted on 02/09/2005 7:27:44 AM PST by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 4 decades.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Never gonna happen. Sad truth about our corrupt gov't.


24 posted on 02/09/2005 7:46:10 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian ( Political correctness is incorrect. ><BCC>)
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To: Bald Eagle777
It's about time...over the past decade, there have been literally hundreds of leaks of classified information, yet no one has ever been punished. Before I left active duty, I saw a report, issued by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), which analyzes information derived from our imagery satellites. The report assessed the damage caused by media leaks in a single year; it detailed the loss of information and sources due to reports in various outlets, include the NYT, Washington Post, and Washington Times.

Bottom line: media leaks are damaging our national security. A few years ago, Britain published the Official Secrets Act, which places severe limitations on the publication or broadcast of classified material. In today's media and security environment, it may be time for similar legislation in this country....

25 posted on 02/09/2005 10:11:54 AM PST by Spook86 (,)
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To: Bald Eagle777

Sorry you didn't wait, now that the Chairman's office has called Gertz's assertion a lie?


26 posted on 03/18/2005 9:07:20 AM PST by magister ludi
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To: CyberAnt

Treason? How about simple slander -- on your part. The Chairman's office has stated that Gertz's was lying when he asserted that the Chairman was concerned and investigating Arkin. They are not concerned about damage to national security by what he wrote.


27 posted on 03/18/2005 9:10:36 AM PST by magister ludi
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To: magister ludi

"slander"

ROTFLOL!! Slander upon WHO ..?? I went back and read what I posted - and if you think that's slander - you don't know what you're talking about.


28 posted on 03/18/2005 11:05:34 AM PST by The Final Harvest (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: magister ludi

Arkin's book was irresponsible. The Pentagon was fully justified in conducting an operational security assessment after this book hit.

No one at the Pentagon, or in SF or anywhere else should offer any apologies at taking a careful look at this book and its writer.

No apologies whatsoever should be made for thoroughly investigating all angles and potential impacts of Arkin's book, including but not limited to: any potentially harmful effects on ongoing operations or activities; direct and indirect adverse consequences upon existing units and operatives, procedures and methods; and any other unforseen adverse consequences upon the aforementioned, whether intentional or not. Should any negative, and even unforseen, consequences arise of of publication of said, or like, books, then proceedings should proceed. If it is determined that absolutely no information useful to enemy combatants or militaries has been disclosed, and no operations, procedures or methods have been compromised, then the case can be closed.

Books of this nature should not be published without a responsible, voluntary security pre-screening. If there is reason to believe that a book could potentially cause damage, and has not been screened properly, then a comprehensive security review is prudent to say the least in each and every single case.

No apologies.


29 posted on 03/18/2005 12:35:47 PM PST by Bald Eagle777 (No more high-tech Exports to China. None. The Clinton years were a total DISASTER)
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