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Top 10 Most Famous Leaked Government Secrets in U.S

Governments are always asked for their ways of rule, certainly, within the positions of a certain government, secrets sometimes are revealed due to several reasons that may appear in journals, talking people and fired heads. People who revealed these secrets are sometimes known and other times they are unknown.

10 Pentagon Papers

The papers were revealed to the Times via military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, who had furtively photocopied them in 1969. U.S. Senator Mike Gravel, a Democrat, also penetrated 4,100 pages of the study, which came to be famous as the Pentagon Papers, to the Senate record, so making their presently publication in book structure constitutionally sound.

9 Lil Wayne’s The Leak

The majority of the musicians get upset when their albums disclose to the Internet, yet not Lil Wayne. When a number of tracks off his forthcoming album The Carter III planed on the Internet in 2007, the rapper replied by pushing back Carter’s release date and subjecting the leaked tracks as their own disconnected album, suitably titled The Leak.

8 Valerie Plame Affair

In July 2003, conservative columnist Robert Novak fired Valerie Plame, the wife of former-diplomat Joseph Wilson. In the resulting federal question, five journalists were subpoenaed, as well as New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who was imprisoned for 12 weeks as he refute to give evidence.

7 Abu Ghraib

In May 2004, series of articles were published in New York by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh featuring the maltreatment of detainees by U.S. military police at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. The secrets revealed, which are composed of allegations of U.S.-sanctioned torture actions and a secret examination program, depended on reports as well as graphic photos seeped out to Hersh from anonymous sources. The story caught light of outrage in the Muslim world.


The very first story found that Verizon had been offering the NSA almost all of its customers’ phone records. It was found that it wasn’t just Verizon, yet every other telephone corporation in America. This exposure is still one of the most divisive ones. Privacy advocates have confronted the authority of the program in court, and one Judge regarded the program illegal, while another one ruled it officially permitted.


The survival of PRISM was the second NSA shock, appearing shortly after the first one. At first, reports depicted PRISM as the NSA’s program to in a direct access the servers of U.S tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple. The actuality was to some extent different. PRISM was less wickedness than first consideration. In fact, the NSA has no direct access to the servers, yet can ask for user data from the companies, which are forced by law to meet the terms.

4 XKeyscore

XKeyscore is deemed to be a tool the NSA makes use of to look for nearly everything a user makes on the Internet throughout data it seizes across the world. In leaked papers, the NSA says it is as the widest-reaching method to explore via data.


Instantly after the September 11th disaster, Americans were astonished how an archaic group of terrorists could let loose an attack on US soil without drawing suspicion. While government agencies pretended utter surprise, FBI Special Agent Coleen Rowley instantly came forward illustrating that her Minneapolis field office recognized that Zacarias Moussaoui (one of the 9/11 conspirators) had paid eight thousand dollars for Boeing 747 flying lessons and was arranging a suicide hijacking. Rowley handed a 13-page memorandum to FBI Director Robert Mueller.

2 United States Army leakage

US Army Private Bradley Manning is charged for the biggest leak of secret military information. The things Manning revealed included: a secret video, nicknamed “collateral murder” that demonstrated US air crew laughing following killing people such as reporters and civilians in an air strike. They also include detailed records of the civilian deaths took place in Iraq.

1 NSA intercepts all phone calls in the Bahamas and Afghanistan

The NSA stores all phone calls in the Bahamas and Afghanistan using a program called MYSTIC. The Bahamas was disclosed by The Intercept, Greenwald’s new website, while the Afghanistan was disclosed by WikiLeaks, which complained about The Intercept’s decision to hold back the second country’s name.


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