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Obama Takes a Hard Line Against Leaks to Press

Obama Takes a Hard Line Against Leaks to Press 12 Jun 2010 Though Thomas A. Drake is charged under the Espionage Act, Mr. Drake appears to be a classic whistle-blower whose goal was to strengthen the N.S.A.'s ability to catch terrorists, not undermine it. ...The Obama administration is proving more aggressive than the Bush administration in seeking to punish unauthorized leaks. In 17 months in office, President Obama has already outdone every previous president in pursuing leak prosecutions. His administration has taken actions that might have provoked sharp political criticism for his predecessor [sic], George W. Bush, who was often in public fights with the press.