“People who expose wrongdoing on national security and intelligence issues around the world are often given weak or no protection and are often subject to retaliation, creating a “chilling effect on people speaking out”, a United Nations report has found.”

UN: lack of whistleblower protection has ‘chilling’ effect on exposing wrongdoing
The Guardian


Speaking of a chilling effect on whistleblowers, “The Navy is poised to promote the admiral in charge of its elite SEAL teams and other commando units even though Pentagon investigators determined that he illegally retaliated against staff members who he mistakenly suspected were whistleblowers.”

Powerful admiral punishes suspected whistleblowers, still gets promotion
The Washington Post


Members of the U.S. Armed Forces are also experiencing mistreatment in other facilities, such as the VA. “Wait times are not getting better, that’s according to a whistleblower from the Phoenix VA. The whistleblower says sometimes veterans wait three to six months at a time before they receive care.”

VA wait times not improving says whistleblower
News 12