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Charles Krauthammer: Ramadi defeat marks bottom for Obama's Middle East retreat

Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. 770 more words

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Former heads of CIA, World Bank to speak in Calgary

Top executives and political leaders from Western Canada are meeting in Calgary in early June for an invite-only event on economic and trade challenges in a post-Obama continent. 458 more words

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Sentencing Leakers: David Petraeus vs. Jeffrey Sterling

On April 23, 2015, David Petraeus — a retired four-star general, former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, and former director of the CIA — was sentenced to two years probation and a $100,000.00 fine for mishandling classified information. 2,623 more words

White Collar Crime

Peter Maass - "Petraeus Gets Leniency for Leaking — And Risen's CIA Source Should Too, His Lawyers Say" - The Intercept

“The Petraeus and Sterling cases have highlighted another disparity in the government’s handling of leak cases: powerful officials like Petraeus are treated leniently while mid-level ones like Kiriakou, Kim and Sterling go to jail.

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Leaky Espionage Act Violating Former CIA Officer Could Face Long-Ass Prison Term

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer convicted of leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions is making his final pitch for a lenient sentence. 194 more words

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Editorial Board - "Who sought leniency for David Petraeus?" - The Boston Globe

“It’s ironic that Petraeus, whose actions exposed classified government information, now wants privacy for those pleading his case. But beyond irony are larger concerns about his access to friends in high places and how that subverts the principle of equal treatment under the law.

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7 whistle-blowers facing more jail time than David Petraeus - Salon.com

via 7 whistle-blowers facing more jail time than David Petraeus – Salon.com.

SATURDAY, APR 25, 2015

The general’s relative slap on the wrist exposes the Obama administration’s double standard when pursuing leaks…

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