Tinker, Tailor, Leaker, Spy: The Future Costs of Mass Leaks
USMA Research Unit Affiliation
Army Cyber Institute
Between the trial of Chelsea (formerly known as Bradley) Manning and the revelations of Edward Snowden, the debate regarding the leakers and their information has focused primarily on the balance between liberty and security, or between government transparency and secrecy. This is a necessary, even overdue, discussion. But it is also important to reflect upon the lasting damage these unauthorized disclosures will have on future U.S. intelligence collection.