US Army Pulls Training Slide Listing Hillary Clinton As A Security "Threat"

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Perhaps it was the ultimate Freudian slip.

On Monday, a leaked Army operational security brief showed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former CIA Director David Petraeus listed as two key examples of potential insider threats. As the Daily Caller reported at the time, admins of the Facebook page “U.S. Army W.T.F! moments” told The Daily Caller News Foundation this is the second time they’ve received a picture of this particular slide in the last six months. They posted the slide to their page Sunday.

The brief, marked unclassified, lists servicemembers Nidal Hassan, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis as examples of threats.  On the second row, the brief pictures Clinton and Petraeus. The text of “careless or disgruntled employees” echoes FBI Director James Comey’s description, “extremely careless,” of Clinton’s handling of top secret and classified information when she served as Secretary of State.


Following vocal public outcry, with some wondering if this was a joke, while others jumping on the army's suggestion that Hillary is one of the bigger threats to nation's security, moments ago the US Army said it was a mistake for a local unit to identify Hillary Clinton as a potential threat during a training presentation and has halted the practice.

"We have confirmed that the slide was developed 18 months ago and used locally as a part of a training presentation on best practices for handling classified material and maintaining operational security," the US Army Training and Doctrine Command said in a statement cited by CNN. "As is common with Army training requirements, the local unit was given latitude to develop their own training products to accomplish the overall training objective."

"This particular presentation had not been reviewed or approved by the unit's leadership, and does not reflect the position of the Army," the statement continued. "The training presentation has since been removed."

The slide was used at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, according to reports.

As CNN redundantly adds, Clinton's inclusion would appear to be inspired by her use of a private email server during her four years at the State Department. While FBI Director James Comey said in July that Clinton's actions were "extremely careless," he recommended that no criminal charges be brought against her and none were.

The slide identified a handful of "careless or disgruntled employees" as examples of an insider "threat."

Manning, a former Army private, is serving a 35-year prison sentence for providing classified documents to Wikileaks, while Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, fled to Russia after leaking top secret documents in 2013. Hassan, a US Army major, was responsible for the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, that left 13 people dead.

Petraeus, the former Army general and CIA director, pleaded guilty last year to mishandling classified information. He was sentenced to two years probation and fined $100,000. The slide also included a photo of Aaron Alexis, the gunman behind the 2013 Washington Navy Yard shooting that killed 12 people.

As for Hillary Clinton, the FBI decided not to recommend pressing charges against the "extremely careless" former Secretary of State.

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thesonandheir's picture

Petraeus getting charged and Hillary not is the biggest fucking joke ever.


Ha fucking ha.

jcaz's picture

No problem- send it over to the sharpshooters, put it on the range.....

froze25's picture

The slide may not officially present the position of the US Army but it sure as hell presents the position of the members of the US Army. Whats awesome is that by issuing that statement the Army confirmed it was a actual slide they were using. lol, Trump 2016

ultraticum's picture

Case in point:  the Army is just as PC and afraid to rock the boat as any goobermint agency.


Is Hillary's carelessness and global corruption around the globe a threat or isn't it, private?

nibiru's picture

The biggest joke will be on the American Constitution after the majority of people will vote for Hillary (and she legitimately is going to win the election) - NOW THIS would be something to write home about (and probably deliver the message yourself after reviewing expat havens).


Gary Johnson has very good support from military, unfortunately, MIC is not behind him.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Gary Johnson is in favor of the TPP.

Niggerian please!  This is "secret legistlation" that none of the voters is being allowed to see.   That rules Johnson out from the gitgo.

This is the most severe threat to democracy of all things.  "Secret legislation".  What sort of democracy could even only in theory think up that would function under secrecy?  NONE.

froze25's picture

Hillary is a clear and present threat to the US.

AllTimeWhys's picture

Oh that is glorious.

BustainMovealota's picture

Why is the truth so hard to accept for the military?

jcaz's picture

...Because the truth puts their existance at risk.....

balz's picture


One-Eyed-Thong's picture
One-Eyed-Thong (not verified) Aug 24, 2016 1:45 PM

these are not the droids you are looking for

move along

2ndamendment's picture

Obama wasn't on the slide so clearly it was an incomplete list. 

Hohum's picture

If it isn't a joke, the leaders at Fort Leonard Wood aren't the sharpest tools in the shed.

Kagemusho's picture

An accident? Or a deliberate message? Given the 'purge' of honest  flag and field rank officers, and their replacement with CFR-fellating 'Massengales'  and their horrendous mismanagement of the military,  I believe it is the latter.

Military Goes by the Book, but It's a Novel

"For the military, it was not just a book but a revelation.

The protagonist, Sam Damon, is a soldier's soldier, a hard-fighting commander filled with concern for his troops who wins battle after battle in both world wars but is eventually killed on a mission trying to convince the powers-that-be that the United States military should not get involved in Vietnam.

His antagonist, Courtney Massengale, triumphs over Sam Damon by manipulating the political system in Washington and making all the right career moves, even though he disdains the rank-and-file and sends his soldiers into certain death in his first command in World War II"

I read the book long before I wore the uniform, and although fiction, it's as close to the reality today as anyone can get.

valjoux7750's picture

Not sure in what capacity but a friend of a friend works for the .gov and thinks that Obama will release the DOJ on killery  after she wins the election and before she is sworn in, allowing the head dic in charge to stay in power a few more years. Anyone care to weigh in?

Skiprrrdog's picture

Yeah... but who is going to release the DOJ on the golfing chimp?

Food Loaf Junkie's picture

I believe Obama will attempt to stay in power either way.  (1) If Trump wins he will activate BLM and create a race war to validate martial law and retain power.  Or (2) if Hillary wins he will make certain there is a an "accident" involving her and the VP, Bill would not complain.  Attempting to charge her would be suicidal for Obama, she knows too much about him.  Bill would wallow in the sympathy and publicity and then return to the island of misfit porn and retire to enjoy the Clinton crime syndicate money.

jcaz's picture

Maybe, if Obama was more ambitious, but he's not.

Barry is counting the days like a 6th grader counting the days to summer break.   He can't wait to get out from what little work he does now and sign up for the real spoils.  

Barry cares about golf and hanging with his boys-  he has no interest in doing more time in DC for any interests other than his own.

In this one case, we're fortunate that he's so lazy.

Jdhank's picture

Hard to dispute the Facts.

She's a known, Habitual Liar and "extremely careless" with classified communications.

She deserves to be listed as a security risk.

Mass_hysteria's picture
Mass_hysteria (not verified) Aug 24, 2016 2:06 PM

Army is 90-95% awake to what's going on...the rest of the 5% are Obozo's red high heels & lipstick soliders

Skiprrrdog's picture

I heard that Obozo the Brown Clown is going to take time off from his busy golf schedule this weekend to show them how to properly field strip and clean their guns... with their tongues...

The Gun Is Good's picture

No, that's put a condom on a penis with his tongue....

Mass_hysteria's picture
Mass_hysteria (not verified) Aug 24, 2016 2:06 PM


Skiprrrdog's picture

You don't like the fact that Petraeus was whupped like a red-headed step-child, and the ThunderKunt got a free pass? Send your expressions of dismay with extreme prejudice to:

Hyena Rodent Clinton
666 Shaky Acres Blvd
Cuntville USSA

the.ghost.of.22wmr's picture
the.ghost.of.22wmr (not verified) Aug 24, 2016 2:07 PM

Airbrushed out of existence... just like in the old Soviet Union.

Dg4884's picture

Too late now.  That shit is pasted ALL OVER the net. 

Army --> Mission Accomplished.

shovelhead's picture

Maybe if everyone else on the list charged a few million bucks for the info like Hillary they would be walking around free and happy.

redc1c4's picture

the E-4 Mafia strikes again!

somewhere, a former Specialist is laughing his ass off, cuddling up with his DD-214...  :-)

Aussiekiwi's picture

Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, fled to Russia after leaking top secret documents in 2013


How ignorant is the author of this article? Snowden got stuck in Russia when the US cancelled his passport, fled to Ruussia my arse.

darteaus's picture

When the problem is telling the truth, you simply hide the truth.

The Gun Is Good's picture

Slide presentation GOLD!

bookofenoch's picture

As Bernie Sanders said, after getting smacked around enough to leave marks on his right cheek, "suspend the rules and appoint Hillary".

Bunga Bunga's picture

Looks like Army is voting for Trump. 

CatsPaw's picture

It is a disgraceful act to put Patriots like Snowden next to criminals like Hilary.