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Thomas Drake - Former Senior Executive, US National Security Agency

When it comes to national security does the need for secrecy over-ride the public's right to know? It's a hot debate in many democracies, none more so than the United States where the Obama Administration has gone after leakers and whistle-blowers with unprecedented ferocity.

Stephen Sackur speaks to Thomas Drake, a former intelligence official inside America's National Security Agency. His unhappiness with things he saw led him to leak information to a reporter. He ended up prosecuted by the government he had served. Did he deserve the trouble he got?

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 May 2013 00:30


Role Contributor
InterviewerStephen Sackur
Interviewed GuestThomas Drake