But a free press is also essential for our democracy. That's who we are. And, I am troubled by the possibility that leaked investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable.


President Barack Obama addressed the nation live on May 23, 2013 in a speech aimed at addressing counter-terrorism policies including the use of drone strikes, detainees at Guantanamo Bay prison facility, and American citizens who are terrorists. Specifically mentioning how the media controls the spread of information, Obama reminds us how our country's secrets and operations can be put in jeopardy at times.