September 8th, 2008
01:50 PM ET
15 years ago

Vet group calls for investigation into Track Palin's deployment

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(CNN) - A liberal veterans group called Monday for an official investigation into media discussion of Track Palin’s deployment to Iraq — prompting a Defense Department response that there had been no irregularities involved, and would be no investigation.

“Numerous outlets have reported the date and location of Palin's deployment, which compromises operational security,” said Vote Vets in a statement. “The source of the leaks would be acting in violation of the law, and putting troops at unnecessary risk, and could be prosecuted.”

But the kind of information the group is referring to is typically publicly released by the Defense Department well in advance of a unit’s deployment. And the date of Palin’s upcoming deployment has been referred to numerous times by his mother, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, on the campaign trail.

"There is no violation of operational security,” said Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman. “DoD tells the public when we rotate a brigade into Iraq or Afghanistan."

There was no word from the Pentagon on whether there had been any requests for special consideration in Track Palin’s case. Earlier this year, John McCain asked the media not to report the precise date and time his son Jack would be returning from Iraq until he was back in the United States, a request that was honored by all major news organizations.

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  1. A. Preston

    I was an undecided. No I am for Obama. I can believe that anybody in their right mind will vote republican just because they have a woman in the VP post. I think the issues speak for themselves. Michigan has been hit very badly with unemployment and health care issues which cannot be ignored just because of gender. There are 7 votes in my family. Five of them are unemployed. Only my husband is working for now but scheduled to lose his job in October. Losing our home and everything else.

    September 8, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  2. McBush / Palin


    September 8, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
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