Secrets and DUI

Robert Litt of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence compares sharing government secrets to drunk driving.

 ”Not every drunk driver causes a fatal accident, but we ban drunk driving because it increases the risk of accidents.  In the same way, we classify information because of the risk of harm, even if no harm actually can be shown in the end from any particular disclosure.”[*]

Robert Litt, Office of the Director of National Intelligence