US News Media to be Monitored to Curb Leaks
Posted: 7/20/2012 | By: Aljazeera
Leon Panetta, the US defense secretary, has ordered senior Pentagon
officials to begin monitoring major US news media for disclosures of
classified information in an effort to stop the release of government
secrets in the wake of a series of high-profile leaks.
The announcement on Thursday came hours after Panetta and other
senior defense officials appeared before a closed-door hearing of the
House of Representatives Armed Services Committee to discuss recent
disclosures of classified security information.