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Army's Hillary Clinton Insider 'Threat' Slide-Turned-Meme Jettisoned by Pentagon


"Who is the threat? Insiders."

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on September 25, 2013 in New York City. Timed to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly, CGI brings together heads of state, CEOs, philanthropists and others to help find solutions to the world's major problems. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

The U.S. Army has removed from a presentation to soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, a slide that labeled Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and retired Army Gen. David Petraeus as insider "threats."

The presentation had to do with how classified information should be handled, according to Stars and Stripes.

The slide in question was titled "Who Is the Threat? Insiders" and showed the faces of Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, WikiLeaks partner Chelsea Manning, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. Below those four were the faces of Petraeus, who pleaded guilty to mishandling classified information, and Clinton, who was investigated by the FBI for her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Lt. Col. Christina Kretchman, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, confirmed the image's authenticity to TheBlaze Wednesday and said that the local unit had been given the freedom to develop their own training materials, which resulted in the slide.

Kretchman noted, however, that the presentation in question was not reviewed or approved by unit leadership and that it "does not reflect the position of the Army."

A public affairs official at Fort Leonard Wood notified the Army Training and Doctrine Command upon learning of the slide's existence, and on Monday, the image was removed from the presentation. The Army did not disclose which unit had used the slide.

(H/T: Washington Examiner)

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