This story found in the Military Times should have us all worried that there maybe another PFC Manning type of soldier operating in the Top Clearance in the US Army Intelligence community. Why does that concern other members of the US Military, when a release of the top level clearance items which can be used by the Enemy or Terrorist as a Propaganda Tool or a way to learn what we know about them, and how we tactical information can be used against us. Our fellow brothers and sisters still serving overseas are at threat when you release this information. Now on the other hand information and coverups like what happen in Iraq with the prisoner abuse scandal and the covers up of Tillman’s death by friendly fire that’s another story, if there is something wrong and that has been covered up whistle blowing should be done after you went through your chain of command and the situation was covered up, but at least give the command a chance to resolve it and if their is sign of cover up then whistle blow. The Story from the Military Times
BuzzFeed has posted a Q&A with a purported “active-duty Army captain and member of Anonymous”–who ironically, is anonymous for the piece. He describes “how the organization operates, his own involvement in the Arab Spring, how the crackdown on Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden has affected soldiers.”
The interviewee explains how fellow Anonymous soldiers signal their membership. And he promised more leaks.
“A lot [of Anonymous members] are mid- to high-rank NCOs. They are well-respected, have connections, and overly large security clearances. A lot of people who are part of the [Anonymous] culture are just dying at this point for something to come across their table that isn’t already out there. It is so easy to leak information that if you want to, you can do it.”
The interviewee claims there are members among the soldiers at Fort Huachuca, home of the Army Intelligence Center and Army Network Enterprise Technology Command.
“A lot of them wanted to get the job [there] because they want to learn secret stuff and have a better personal understanding of how the world actually works,” he said.
After Manning and Snowden, military officials signaled their awareness they’d been infiltrated by proliferating insider threat training that like ”Look at the person at your left and right. Are they espousing social beliefs that don’t line up with Army values? What websites do they go to at work?’ With the caveat that it is OK to have political beliefs that are different. You get a heavy-handed feeling.”
“Leadership wasn’t concerned with it until Manning happened. Then they read everything under the [lens] of what Manning did and it just scared them — scared them blind. They know we are in there and they assume that we are all going to do a Manning or a Snowden.”