Right now, the Obama administration is waging a devastating war against whistleblowers. Sources I've spent years cultivating now fear they could face prosecution for revealing details about governmental waste, fraud and even potential war crimes.
Over the past several months, I've been told by several sources that there is no upside for them to speak with me - the risks they face are simply too great. Just last year, the Army accused a reservist of leaking classified information to me and took steps to bar him from reenlistment, because he dared to speak out about the torture he witnessed at Guantanamo.
What kind of country are we living in, where no good deed goes unpunished?
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