Revoke My Security Clearance, Too, Mr. President < Br> By WILLIAM H. McRAVEN

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Retired Naval Admiral William H. McRaven, was commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014. He oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Dear Mr. President:

Former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance you revoked on Wednesday, is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him.

Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency.

Like most Americans, I had hoped that when you became president, you would rise to the occasion and become the leader this great nation needs.

A good leader tries to embody the best qualities of his or her organization. A good leader sets the example for others to follow. A good leader always puts the welfare of others before himself or herself.

If you think for a moment that your McCarthy-era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, you are sadly mistaken. The criticism will continue until you become the leader we prayed you would be.

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  1. All security clearances for former intelligence and government employees should be revoked after an appropriate transition period in which they can be consulted. There is simply no good reason for millions of ex-federal workers to be walking around with such clearances. If necessary, current law allows an appropriate clearance to be reinstated for an individual as required.

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