Marine Corps Reviewing Handling Of Classified Materials

By Thomas Duffy / August 28, 2002 at 5:00 AM
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Jones has added his voice to the chorus of senior defense officials warning about the importance of safeguarding classified information. In a message issued today to all Marine Corps commands, Jones explained the dangers in passing classified information regarding the operational planning for the global war on terrorism to the news media or others. "Some may characterize this as a quote leak end quote," he said. "In reality, passing classified material to unauthorized recipients is...

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