Tue, Jun 11, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
The NSA Leak and the Ethics of WhistleblowingDownload audio (MP3)
Edward Snowden has stepped forward as the leaker who exposed the NSA's secret surveillance program known as PRISM. The 29-year-old former NSA contractor is reportedly hiding in Hong Kong, hoping to seek asylum. Supporters call him a heroic whistleblower, while others say he is a criminal whose actions endangered national secrecy. Does Snowden qualify as a whistleblower? Will the U.S. try to extradite him?
Host: Michael Krasny
- Charles Stimson, manager of the National Security Law Program and senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and former deputy assistant defense secretary for detainee affairs
- Jesselyn Radack, national security and human rights director of the Government Accountability Project, a nonprofit organization that defends whistleblowers
- Rahul Sagar, assistant professor of politics at Princeton University and author of the forthcoming book "Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy"