Sunday, March 02, 2008

UK withdraws Prince Harry from Afghanistan

Prince Harry sits in his position on a Spartan armoured vehicle in the Helmand province, southern Afghanistan on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. (John Stillwell/PA [AP?] Wire)

I have mixed feelings about this.
Britain's ministry of defence announced that the prince, who is third in line to the throne, would be withdrawn from Afghanistan 'immediately' amid fears for his safety and that of his comrades after a US website breached a deal with media outlets to keep his activities secret.

I agree its important for websites to put out the information they have which might be unavailable elsewhere.

However, it borders on the unethical to leak information others have agreed not to release and thus put Prince Harry and those around him in a very precarious position.

Sometimes its best to say nothing if that will do no harm, but speaking out can do great damage.

Via Financial Times.



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