"The Bush administration, seeking to limit leaks of classified information, has launched initiatives targeting journalists and their possible government sources. The efforts include several FBI probes, a polygraph investigation inside the CIA and a warning from the Justice Department that reporters could be prosecuted under espionage laws.
In recent weeks, dozens of employees at the CIA, the National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies have been interviewed by agents from the FBI's Washington field office, who are investigating possible leaks that led to reports about secret CIA prisons and the NSA's warrantless domestic surveillance program, according to law enforcement and intelligence officials familiar with the two cases".
It's an all too familiar story. The news or information which is leaked to you and me displeases the powers that be. So, what do they do? Try and track down the leaker [s] - as the opening paragraphs of the above article in the Washington Post discloses. Nothing new. All Governments do it. It's perhaps the nature and extent of how Washington is going about things that is a little surprising.