“Perhaps it was the ultimate Freudian slip.
On Monday, a leaked Army operational security brief showed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former CIA Director David Petraeus listed as two key examples of potential insider threats. As the Daily Caller reported at the time, admins of the Facebook page “U.S. Army W.T.F! moments” told The Daily Caller News Foundation this is the second time they’ve received a picture of this particular slide in the last six months. They posted the slide to their page Sunday.
The brief, marked unclassified, lists service members Nidal Hassan, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis as examples of threats. On the second row, the brief pictures Clinton and Petraeus. The text of “careless or disgruntled employees” echoes FBI Director James Comey’s description, “extremely careless,” of Clinton’s handling of top secret and classified information when she served as Secretary of State.
Following vocal public outcry, with some wondering if this was a joke, while others jumping on the army’s suggestion that Hillary is one of the bigger threats to nation’s security, moments ago the US Army said it was a mistake for a local unit to identify Hillary Clinton as a potential threat during a training presentation and has halted the practice.
“We have confirmed that the slide was developed 18 months ago and used locally as a part of a training presentation on best practices for handling classified material and maintaining operational security,” the US Army Training and Doctrine Command said in a statement cited by CNN. “As is common with Army training requirements, the local unit was given latitude to develop their own training products to accomplish the overall training objective.”
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