The Secret Sharer

On June 13th, a fifty-four-year-old former government employee named Thomas Drake is scheduled to appear in a courtroom in Baltimore, where he will face some of the gravest charges that can be brought against an American citizen. A former senior executive at the National Security Agency, the government’s electronic-espionage service, he is accused, in essence, of being an enemy of the state.

Author: Jane Mayer
Source: The New Yorker
Published: May 23, 2011
Length: 36 minutes (9,157 words)
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