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Duncan Hunter

Whistleblowers pay price for revealing sensitive material

WASHINGTON _ Here is what has happened to some government employees who revealed less sensitive information to expose waste, fraud or abuse or other ills in federal agencies.tmpplchld Army Green Beret Jason Amerine headed a Pentagon effort to win freedom for U.S. hostages in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But he got in trouble after criticizing an FBI-led deal in which five Taliban were freed from Guantanamo Bay in return for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held in Pakistan for five years. Amerine argued that six other Western hostages were left behind, but when he collaborated with California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, he was accused of improperly releasing classified...