I understand all of the complaints about freedom of the press. However, when you join the military, certain of your freedoms are given up. One of those is freedom of the press when it has to do with classified documents and knowledge. Having worked with the Department of Defense for over 15 years, I realize that there are many things that I cannot say - even after I quit or retire. Those are the facts of life. You have the freedom to read whatever is made available; however, Mr. Shaffer does not have the freedom or authorization to release whatever he damned well pleases.