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Failure to protect U.S. special operations forces data is inexcusable

Failure to protect U.S. special operations forces data is inexcusable

PARIS -- If you want to learn the identities of American special operations forces personnel, including members of the elite Delta Force, you may want to avoid the experience of being stonewalled by the U.S. Freedom of Information Act and just try asking the Chinese government instead.

Recently, a friend of mine, a former master sergeant in the U.S. Army Special Forces (the Green Berets), received a letter from the Office of Personnel Management informing him that his personal information had been compromised in a data breach. Several of his colleagues received the same letter, which said that a "malicious cyber intrusion" had resulted in the theft of their background...

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