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Fri., Aug. 31, 2007, 9 a.m.

Letter: S-R missteps

(...) Your front-page article on Wednesday ("Behind barbed wire") tells almost everything that an enemy needs to know if they are determined to hurt our national security programs based here in Spokane.

Let's see – a staff of 50-plus people, one technical equipment building that has 3-foot thick walls and is multi-floored and underground, another major structure is only a classroom and conference center, a rapid response team is dispatched from Spokane to worldwide locations and they leave by white government vans and the whole thing is protected by random roving guard patrols.

I guess there is no need for U.S. captives to give more than a name, rank and serial number if captured. You printed it all, and in my opinion that was not a smart thing to do. May I remind you and the S-R staff that we are a country at war. You made Spokane, and those assigned and identified by name, a target. No wonder the facility would not let the S-R in for a tour.

Derek Policani

News is a Conversation, an S-R blog maintained by Steve Smith, is already discussing this issue here.
Are we all in greater danger because of the attention drawn by Wednesday's article?

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