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Whistle Blowers/WikileaksIs the Obama administration justified in their prosecution of government employees who leak information to the press?

Issue Background

Key Arguments

» Yes

  • People who leak classified information to media and press outlets such as Wikileaks put people's lives at danger.
  • People who leak confidential information when not authorized to have committed a crime against the country and should be prosecuted.

» No

  • The US public should have access to information about the actions of their government.
  • The Obama and Bush administrations have too broad of a definition of state secrets on the grounds for national security and use that to classify more information then is necessary.


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