State Secrets and the National Security State

State Secrets and the National Security State By Jacob G. Hornberger Inadvertently released federal documents reveal that U.S. officials have apparently secured a secret indictment against Julian Assange, the head of WikiLeaks who released secret information about the internal workings of the U.S. national-security establishment. In any nation whose government is founded on the concept of a national-security state, that is a cardinal sin, one akin to treason and meriting severe punishment. Mind you, Assange isn’t being charged with lying or releasing false or fraudulent information about the U.S. national-security…

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