When "Blind Man's Bluff" hit store shelves, there was some flap about those accounts still being classified. Some of those people almost got into serious trouble over it.
As the Security Officer on the boat I was on (yes, it was a submarine) asked during a security briefing, "So, if Sherry Sontag comes up to you and says 'I'm writing the sequel to Blind Man's Bluff, and I want to know about submarine operations.' what do you tell her?"
Me: "Go F@&# yourself."
True story. They thought it was quite amusing.
And the penalty for divulging classified information: $10,000, ten years, ten inches in federal PMITA prison.
"The nine most terrifying words in the English Language are, 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'" -Ronald Reagan
"Let's hear it for the most important armed force of all: YOU and ME!"
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