Steve Coll's article in the issue of the New Yorker out this week, about a CIA officer jailed for leaking, is interesting especially for two asides:
-- Over the past 100 years, he writes, 10 government officials have been prosecuted for leaking. Six of them have been during the Obama administration.
-- Coll predicts that this may come back to haunt the administration: "If prosecutors find that senior White House officials broke the law while communicating with Sanger, President Obama may be unable to prevent high-level indictments."
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.