This is typical: former officials who write truthful memoirs often face threats, lawsuits, and even imprisonment.

snodrass-final-554x350.pngCredit: Lt. Cmdr. Guy Snodgrass (left) in 2012 following graduation at the the Naval War College. (U.S. Navy/Eric Dietrich)

Officials who want to write about their former government service must wade through a tangle of dense red tape and clearance regulations, and sometimes risk their fortunes and their freedom. Several have faced expensive lawsuits, alleged clearance violations, accusations of espionage, and even imprisonment, just for telling their stories.


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