department of defense

8:24am

Mon July 30, 2012
Opinion

Burriss on Media: Leak Prevention

Dr. Larry Burriss

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  Ever since the First Continental Congress, the government has been dealing with leaks of classified information. In fact, the first president of the Congress, Henry Laurens, and the secretary to the foreign affairs committee, Thomas Paine, were forced to resign their offices because secret correspondence was published in Philadelphia newspapers.

Now the defense department is proposing new regulations to both prevent leaks, and to monitor the media for publication of classified information.

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