While Allen Crandell may have read Jim Skvorc's article on Bradley Manning with approval, I read Mr. Crandell's letter with dismay. During my years working in the aerospace business, I was privileged to be given a secret clearance from the U.S. government. Along with this privilege came responsibilities. One of those responsibilities was to not release to people without the need to know classified information that, if released, could have jeopardized the ability of the military to perform its duties efficiently and safely.
While Mr. Crandell is of the opinion that we should all be like Bradley Manning, he needs to fully understand the impact of Manning's actions on the safety of his military brothers and sisters and ask himself if he is ready to release classified information that will put the military in greater peril? I would hope not!