Now that former CIA contractor Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia after spending five weeks in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, and Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been found guilty at Fort Meade on 20 of 22 counts, including espionage, and now faces up to 136 years in prison, it’s a good time to revisit how we see them.
While many debate their place in history for two of the most serious disclosures of classified information in U.S. history, from a strategic view, both represent the dangers of 21st-century warfare.
Though most think of “boots on the ground” as representing military power, today’s battlefield has evolved. In modern asymmetric warfare featuring conflict between two unequal forces, information campaigns can affect outcomes as much as rockets and mortars." ... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/6/gordon-another-look-at-the-blabbers/
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