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Executive branch porn problem: Bureaucrats risk national security breaches

Published: Thursday, Aug. 27 2015 6:23 p.m. MDT

General view of the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia on April 19, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images) General view of the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia on April 19, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)

Our take: From senior Pentagon staff downloading child porn to April's Secret Service Colombian scandal, now there is news about the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency warning its staff not to view porn on U.S. government computers. Lori Handrahan, a professor at American University's School of International Service, recently wrote about the issue in a Washington Times commentary piece, and relates it directly to a leadership problem within the Obama administration:

"America's most professional security officials, from the Secret Service to the Missile Defense Agency, seem eager to discredit themselves. Russians must be celebrating. During the Cold War, they had to train and deploy real female agents. Today, Americans come freely to honey pots directly from the Pentagon's missile-defense system.

"... The Colombia scandal was the presidentís wake-up call. The White House needed to order an in-depth and urgent investigation into porn, child porn and prostitution in all government agencies. Mr. Obama did no such thing.

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