The Debate

Obama, state secrets and the right to know

Hero or traitor? François Picard’s panel argues over whether US army private Bradley Manning really did "aid the enemy" and whether the Obama administration is showing excess zeal in pursuing potential leakers of classified information.

  • Aurelien COLSON, Professor of Political Science & Negotiation, ESSEC, Director, Institute for Research & Education on Negotiation;
  • William JORDAN, Former US State Department official;
  • Mark R. JACOBSON, Senior Advisor to the Truman National Security Project, Life member of the Council on Foreign Relations;
  • Chase MADAR, Author of "The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower".

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    Programme prepared and produced by Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel and Christopher Davis

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