Clarity About Clearances

By Angelo Codevilla:

Let there be no doubt: Neither John Brennan nor anyone else who had held a clearance during employment by the United States—myself included—has any right whatever to continue holding a clearance because none of us have any “need to know.” It is especially repugnant to the logic of security management to have persons who are not called upon officially to consult with the U.S. government nevertheless to poach, or to claim to have poached, in the nation’s trove of secrets and then to sell their opinions to the media on the pretense of being informed by facts that are beyond ordinary people’s knowledge.

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