This Issue Brief reviews the relationship between secrecy, transparency and accountability in the United States, including the role of anonymous leaks. It also examines the threat that increased Espionage Act prosecutions pose to government accountability and discusses why changes to the Espionage Act are necessary to preserve an appropriate balance between government secrecy and transparency.
Christina E. Wells,
Restoring the Balance Between Secrecy and Transparency: The Prosecution of NationaI Security Leaks Under the Espionage Act, 11 Advance: The Journal of the ACS Issue Briefs 143
Available at: https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/facpubs/754