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US drone whistleblower Daniel Hale sentenced to 45 months in prison

US drone whistleblower Daniel Hale sentenced to 45 months in prison | 27 July 2021 | Daniel Hale, a former US Air Force intelligence analyst who leaked information about civilian deaths caused by drone strikes overseas, has been sentenced to almost four years in prison under the Espionage Act. US District Judge Liam O'Grady passed the sentence on Tuesday in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, saying that the 45-month sentence was needed as a deterrent to others from disclosing government secrets. O’Grady told Hale he had other options than to share classified documents with a reporter.