Treason expert says release of military files on war is not treason under the law





A Misericordia University professor who is an expert on treason said the release of military files on the U.S. war in Afghanistan does not fall under the legal definition of treason, but the documents should have remained secret.

Brian Carso, J.D., Ph.D., a professor of history and law, said the documents don’t reveal anything most observers of the war in Afghanistan don’t already know.

“But, it harms our democratic process,” Carso said. “Our democratic leaders have made a decision to pursue the war effort, and while we are right to constantly debate that decision as we go forward, by the same token we shouldn’t undermine our own ability to carry out the war effort.”


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