Captain Ed received a
letterblog comment from LTC Anthony Shaffer’s attorney, Mark Zaid, which clears up several aspects of the charges leveled at LTC Shaffer—and makes them look even more foolish, not to mention the Associated Press reporter who wrote about case. The latter's lack of military knowledge does great damage to her ability to convey this information.
One of my readers asked why the Army Reserves promoted LTC Shaffer to O-5 while they had questions about his suitability for a security clearance. That question, among others, is answered in Mr. Zaid’s letter.
The follow-up Able Danger hearing, presumably still before the Senate Judiciary Committee, is set for October 5.
(Thanks to reader gingeroni)