The 5 most damaging national security breaches of the past year Live
The national security breaches
that emerged last year vary widely in both their origins and their aims: Some
were deliberate assaults on America’s intelligence community stemming from
external actors, others were committed by leakers claiming service to a cause,
and still others were calculated releases of information intended for political gain. What binds
them together is the way in which they have endangered America’s national
As the slideshow below illustrates, these breaches have
tarnished America’s reputation, jeopardized partnerships with critical allies,
and erased a valuable technological edge.
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