Missouri Senator Kit Bond responded yesterday after more than 250,000 secret documents were leaked. Bond says the leaks of stolen secret documents endanger our troops, critical terror-fighting operations, our relationships with foreign allies, and sources around the globe who cooperate with America at great risk to their own lives.
The senator says that it is critical that the perpetrator who betrayed his country be brought to justice for this deliberate treason that jeopardizes our national security.
Senator Bond also said the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee needs to hear a full accounting of this intelligence and diplomatic debacle and needs to be told what steps are being taken to ensure that a security breach of this magnitude never happens again.
The Pentagon has ordered new procedures regarding the use of thumb drives, classified drives will no longer be able to write onto removeable media, and the number of systems that have access to confidential data has been limited.