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Foreign Service Officer harassed for writing book critical of Iraq reconstruction

After publishing a book criticizing U.S. reconstruction projects in Iraq, Foreign Service Officer Peter Van Buren had his security clearance suspended, his Diplomatic Passport lifted, forced to go on leave and lost his access to his State Department computer.

The State Department also admits that they are monitoring his private blogs, Tweets and Facebook comments. -db

From a commentary in Salon, April 12, 2012, by Jesselyn Radack.

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