Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hillary's Email

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hillary's Email

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Herman Wouk, a former Naval officer and author of such novels as "The Caine Mutiny," writes in every one of his World War II-based novels of the informal style of communication privileged to officers of high rank.

Mr. Wouk also mentions in his intimately researched works the sometimes indiscreet communications of the leaders of the World War II era - Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill among them.

The history of the United States is populated with the leaders who've occasionally disobeyed rules but acted in the interests of collective benefit.

In the 71 years since the end of World War II, the world's weaponry has become infinitely more sophisticated. But the stakes, the temperaments and the privileges of high rank have remained about the same.

Confidential communications, although presumed to have improved vastly since the dawn of the cyber-revolution, continue to be revealed as heartachingly vulnerable to cyber-hacking. …

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