Enforcement of security clearances: Two systems of justice in U.S.A.

Today’s Washington Post carries an excellent opinion piece (here) from an attorney specializing in security clearance case.  In there he dispassionately explains the dual system of justice (or perhaps a spectrum of justice) based upon the relative power of the individual accused of the security violation.

Here is the sad punchline in his op ed:

The higher-profile the individual, the less likelihood, in most circumstances, of sanctions relating to security issues. In short, current security clearance policy factors in the importance of an individual in deciding whether to revoke a security clearance.

He concludes:

The next president should overhaul the system so that there is consistency for all clearance holders, whatever their station in life.

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