In the documentary-style video, ten former members of the military and intelligence community (including one General) speak candidly and clearly on the importance of Operational Security or OPSEC. The film shows the men detailing their outrage over multiple leaks of sensitive and valuable information from this administration.
According to the group, the biggest problems started on May 2nd of 2011 after the killing of Osama bin Laden. OPSEC maintains that the rush to announce the success of the raid on Bin Laden’s compound compromised the men involved, their families, and also diminished the value of the materials gathered during the mission.
“Tactics, techniques, and the location were revealed… we even knew the name of the dog on the raid.
OPSEC also claims that just days after the raid, Hollywood was invited to the White House for a briefing on the mission. The former military men believe that officials told too much to the filmmakers, compromising ongoing and future missions by detailing just how our system works.
From the grandstanding on the death of bin Laden, to the leaked information that the U.S. and Israel worked together on the STUXNET virus that temporarily shut down Iran’s nuclear operations, OPSEC believes we have a serious problem that must be addressed now.
Starting in June, and following a spate of intelligence leaks out of Washington DC, considerable media attention was focused on this administration’s use of strategic and sensitive military intelligence for political gain.
On June 6th, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said:
“I have been on the Intelligence Committee for 11 years and I can tell you, I have never seen it worse than this.”