SPIA faculty speak to media regarding national defense leaks

UC's School of Public and International Affairs faculty respected source for media

In April 2023, the FBI arrested a 21-year-old Air National Guardsman in its investigation of the recent leak of classified American intelligence documents touching on the war in Ukraine and other matters.

Brendan Green, associate professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati, told the Dayton Daily News that he sees two immediate problems: “First, the security breach itself. And second, the military had evidently given someone access to sensitive information who “probably should not have been anywhere near classified information.”

Green commented that “it sounds like this guy’s job was basically doing the IT on all the classified computers” which allowed him access.

Green, an expert in war, military operations, American foreign policy and grand strategy, is on faculty is on faculty at UC’s School of Public and International Affairs with colleague, Albert Klein, Jr., an expert in international law and relations, who spoke to WDTN 2 News on the same topic.

“The charges are as serious as the disclosure,” Klein says, adding “this is very serious for a young man.”

A number of questions need to be answered, Klein says: Are there more documents?  Is there anyone else involved?  

Dr. Klein said he thinks that the motive was related to ego, all of which is under investigation.

Experts from SPIA Are regularly cited in national and international media outlets. The school was created out of the former Department of Political Science, which dates to 1914. 

Featured image at top courtesy of Markus Spiske/Unsplash.

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