Pentagon to Make Secrets Book an Instant Best-Seller
Posted on Sep 9, 2010
Anthony A. Shaffer, a former spy for the military who went by the preposterous pseudonym “Christopher Stryker,” was clever enough to publish a memoir with information the Pentagon would prefer to keep secret. As a result, the military is in negotiations to buy every single copy.
Shaffer’s book was reviewed and cleared by the Army, but his former employer, the Defense Intelligence Agency, found secrets in the book, including the names of intelligence operatives, after it was published.
New York Times:
Defense Department officials are negotiating to buy and destroy all 10,000 copies of the first printing of an Afghan war memoir they say contains intelligence secrets, according to two people familiar wit the dispute.
The publication of “Operation Dark Heart,” by Anthony A. Shaffer, a former Defense Intelligence Agency officer and a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, has divided military security reviewers and highlighted the uncertainty about what information poses a genuine threat to security.