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Author Gardner, Lloyd C., 1934- author.

Title The war on leakers : national security and American democracy, from Eugene v. Debs to Edward Snowden / Lloyd C. Gardner. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. New York : The New Press, 2016.
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 321 pages)
Summary "Four days before Pearl Harbor, in December 1941, someone leaked American contingency war plans to the Chicago Tribune. The small splash the story made was overwhelmed by the shock waves caused by the Japanese attack on the Pacific fleet anchored in Hawaii-but the ripples never subsided, growing quietly but steadily across the Cold War, Vietnam, the fall of Communism, and into the present. Ripped from today's headlines, Lloyd C. Gardner's latest book takes a deep dive into the previously unexamined history of national security leakers. The War on Leakers joins the growing debate over surveillance and the national security state, bringing to bear the unique perspective of one our most respected diplomatic historians. Gardner examines how national security leaks have been grappled with over nearly five decades, what the relationship of "leaking" has been to the exercise of American power during and after the Cold War, and the implications of all this for how we should think about the role of leakers and democracy. Gardner's eye-opening new history asks us to consider why America has invested so much of its resources, technology, and credibility in a system that all but cries out for loyal Americans to leak its secrets"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Official secrets -- United States.
Government information -- United States.
Leaks (Disclosure of information) -- United States.
Electronic surveillance -- United States.
Democracy -- United States.
National security -- United States.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Gardner, Lloyd C., 1934- author. War on leakers 9781620970638 (DLC) 2015027800 (OCoLC)891619013
ISBN 9781620970812
1620970813
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