Bradley Manning's Sentence, David Miranda's Detention: Two Scandals : The New Yorker: "The lesson that Edward Snowden, the N.S.A. leaker, seems to have drawn from the prosecutions of Manning and others is that, if you have something you think people should know, take as many files as you can and leave the country. It also places the deterrent in the wrong place. What combination of over-classification and security bureaucracy requires almost five million people in this country to have security clearances—almost a million and a half with top-secret clearance, which is what Manning had, or higher? That’s also why Snowden, a private contractor, saw what he did."
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