Not to sound like a shill (though I guess that shoe fits since I'm a Fed Employee) the whole "don't read these publically Classified documents that have been released on the internet" stemmed from the fact that within the security management programs 'improper handling' is not the same as 'declassification'. When you're awarded a clearance you agree to follow certain rules with regards to accessing the information. Though to be honest, the brief I received following the leaks stated that I shouldn't be viewing it on *government* systems, and only *implied* I shouldn't do it on my own equipment. The procedures for classified message incidents would have shut down entire departments if Federal Employees were willy-nilly accessing leaked classified information on thier unclassified terminals.
I find it kind of worrying that we have military volunteers sending themselves to prison over the validity of the President's authority, but not over our Government's apparent disdain for the Constitution that we swore to protect. I guess it's time to write some letters.
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