A Lt Colonel after all of his years in the military? As we all know in the Military if passed over twice for promotion its hit the streets. With his years of service in the infantry, the division where the fast track to upper levels is guaranteed, he didn't go very far.
Oh to be sure and lets not get into a spin war on this but, quite frankly he really has not accomplished that much or he would have been given a bronze star or other medal and would certainly be above the rank of Lt Colonel.
HE leaked data to foreign governments and should be facing a Court Marshall that I believe, when it's all said and done, he will.
If found guilty he will be busted to an E-1 and mustered out and I do believe that is going to be his future. Leaking data to foreign governments borderlines on treason and by his own admission he did.
We can argue this day and night and that is my opinion and I respect other's differing opinions but, to clone an old phrase "we live in very interesting times."