Of WikiLeaks, Security Clearances, and How Both Could Hamper Your Career

WikiLeaks, and Why Your Security Clearance Could Hamper Your Career 1

Gwenda Kaczor for The Chronicle Review

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Gwenda Kaczor for The Chronicle Review

The recent release of the fully declassified Pentagon Papers—a mere 40 years after they were originally leaked—inspired hope that it would lead to a thoughtful re-examination of the government's reaction to WikiLeaks. Instead, the government has recently asserted new legal arguments about the WikiLeaks documents that raise potentially troubling questions that the academic community should not ignore.

The government's initial prohibitions on federal employees' accessing the