Based on the following three videos on Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, answer the following three questions:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yB3n9fu-rM
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PArFP7ZJrtg
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tysIV6t54L4
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubknv_CxSUY

(1) What was Edward Snowden’s justification for releasing the classified NSA documents and do you agree with his reasons;

(2) Compare what Snowden did with the New York Times in sharing and reporting the classified information, along with the release of information by WikiLeaks, to the Pentagon Papers case (http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Pentagon_Papers);

(3) Who do you believe determines what is classified and what should the public have a right to know: the government or the press.