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Snowden had the NSA black budget, and WaPo just published it

WaPo:

The $52.6 billion “black budget” for fiscal 2013, obtained by The Washington Post from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, maps a bureaucratic and operational landscape that has never been subject to public scrutiny. Although the government has annually released its overall level of intelligence spending since 2007, it has not divulged how it uses those funds or how it performs against the goals set by the president and Congress.

$52.6 billion? That's all?

The Washington Post is withholding some information after consultation with U.S. officials who expressed concerns about the risk to intelligence sources and methods. Sensitive details are so pervasive in the documents that The Post is publishing only summary tables and charts online.

Knowledge is power...

Rotten connection, so pressing Publish and hoping this posts....

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Submitted by jo6pac on

thought also and this is why.

The Washington Post is withholding some information after consultation with U.S. officials who expressed concerns about the risk to intelligence sources and methods.

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Submitted by Rainbow Girl on

The level of orchestration (bending over) with (to) "authorities at NYT and WaPo tends to water down the likelihood that anything they publish isn't materially misleading.

Guardian UK -- did they do this too, check in with Obama before publishing the Snowden disclosures? I don't think so, unless Obama (pissy, thin-skinned, mad) is the best actor evah (with his "insulted" shtick) ...

I wonder why WaPo was the vehicle for publication of this particular material. Why not Guardian?

Submitted by Hugh on

By farming out some of the info to neocon mouthpieces like the NYT and WaPo, Snowden, the Guardian and Greenwald are legitimizing the publication of the Snowden leaks.

I agree it is creepy that the WaPo used the White House as its copy editor. The alternative is to do a dump of everything. In some ways, I would prefer this, but the doling out strategy has the advantage of keeping the story, and the debate, alive for months.