In one of his last acts as the head of the nation, President Obama pardoned or commuted the sentence of 273 more individuals. Two of the lucky individuals have historical relevance to the information security industry; Chelsea Manning and James Cartwright.
Manning (previously known as Bradley) was the individual who leaked hundreds of thousands of sensitive military files to Wikileaks, potentially placing unvetted military intelligence into the wrong hands. Cartwright is the ex-general who leaked the U.S. connection to Stuxnet to the press. Watch today’s video to learn a bit more about this news, and my thoughts on these historic leaks.
Episode Runtime: 3:30
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVc-mqEn0ag
- Obama commutes Manning’s sentence and pardons Cartwright – Market Watch
- Op-Ed piece on the implications of Cartwright’s pardon – The Intercept
- Wiki page on Chelsea (Bradley) Manning – Wikipedia
- Wiki page on Gen. James Cartwright – Wikipedia