20 of the Most Damaging US Traitors

Our nation has long faced the threat of our own people, with access to extremely sensitive information, turning on us. As this list – which is certainly not comprehensive – indicates, it has happened far too often and subsequently highly sensitive US operations and the security of our nation have been compromised. Oh, and sorry Reality Winner, as a Snowden wannabe you do not make the list. You’re actions were damaging, but you are just an everyday loser.  

Jon Harris

Jon Harris is a Senior OpsLens Contributor and former Army NCO, Sergeant Morales Club member, civilian law enforcement officer, and defense contractor with over 30 years in the law enforcement community. He is published in Army Trainer Magazine, authored regular columns in several newspapers, and is the author of the Cold War novel Breakpoint. His adventures as a security contractor in Afghanistan and Iraq can be found on He holds a B.S. in Government and Politics and an M.S. in Criminal Justice and is currently completing his Juris Doctor degree.

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