Obama and Pandora’s Box
The definition of Top Secret, when it is applied to military or intelligence information, is straightforward.
It is information classified at the highest level of sensitivity, “based on an assessment that it would cause exceptionally grave damage to national security if disclosed.”
President Obama’s recent decision to release Top Secret documents related to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) was unique in the annals of American history.
The documents describe precisely how ten EITs could be used on several high-value Al Qaeda terrorists involved directly with the murder of 3,000 American civilians.
The EITs are similar to classified techniques that are utilized at SERE School, where Naval Aviators and other personnel are taught “Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape.”
While most details are classified, some aspects of SERE school are publicly known…