It's obvious from his interview with The Guardian newspaper that Andrew Snowden knew leaking NSA secrets would get him into hot water. But he seems to have planned for that. Somehow, he's disappeared from his Hong Kong hotel room. Some have suggested he might find refuge in Russia, on mainland China, or on some remote island in the Philippines.
Christopher Pyle knows a thing or two about blowing whistles. In 1970, while in the U.S. Army, he disclosed the extent of the military's surveillance of the protest movement. That led, in part, to the Watergate scandal. Mr. Pyle now teaches politics at Mount Holyoke College and is the author of several books on military surveillance of civilians. The CBC's Carol Off asked him for insight on Snowden's situation.
Other stories on KUOW Presents, June 11:
- China Looks To Desalination To Quench Thirst Of Growing Cities
- Vietnam Era Whistleblower Weighs In On Snowden's Decision
- Comedian Carmen Stockton's Coming Out Story
- Optimism In Colombia
- A Development In Syria
- Inside A Toddler's Brain: "Epiphanette"
- The Innocent Man Who Spent 14 Years On Death Row
- Underground Trade Part 6: Trading in Shame
- How Local Human Traffickers Use Shame To Silence Victims
- Writer's Almanac
- State Attorney General Bob Ferguson
- Are Americans Too Obsessed With Cleanliness?
- New Washington K-12 Standards Prove Challenging For Students – And Teachers