Think our enemies would see Hillary Clinton as a threat? Our foes in Muslim nations are regressive enough that they wouldn’t even shake a female leader’s hand, let alone fear one. And considering how richly many of those same regressive regimes have given to the Clinton Foundation, it’s doubtful they have much aggression to fear regardless.
So who would see Hillary as a threat? For one, members of our armed forces.
Via the Washington Examiner:
An Army training presentation lists the woman who could be the next commander in chief as an insider threat, underneath the sailor who carried out the Navy Yard shooting. A photo posted to the U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments Facebook page on Sunday shows an unclassified Army training slide on insider threats and handling classified information. An Army spokesman has since confirmed that the image is authentic.
On the slide are six photos, including one of Hillary Clinton, who sent classified information using her personal server. The other photos show retired Gen. David Petraeus, who gave classified information to his biographer and mistress; Nidal Hasan, who carried out the Fort Hood shooting; Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor who exposed classified information before seeking asylum in Russia; Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter; and Chelsea Manning, who gave classified information to WikiLeaks.
Maj. Thomas Campbell, a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command spokesman, confirmed that the photo showed a real training slide that was developed 18 months ago and used locally to teach best practices for handling classified information and maintaining operational security. The training slide has since been removed, he said.
“As is common with Army training requirements, the local unit was given latitude to develop their own training products to accomplish the overall training objective. This particular presentation had not been reviewed or approved by the unit’s leadership, and does not reflect the position of the Army,” Campbell said.
One commenter on the original Facebook post wrote, “You realize, when Sec. Clinton is elected, this brief becomes a UCMJ violation (Article 88, Disrespect towards Officials),” which led to the page correcting him, stating that only applies to officers.
It’s a shame that they’re doing away with her inclusion, as it’s an important reminder that not all threats pose an immediate physical threat. Some might do something else reckless, like send classified information through an unsecured private server countless times.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]