By William H. Freivogel
Is Jeffrey A. Sterling a whistleblower who revealed government ineptitude or a spy guilty of espionage? Is Sterling more like Daniel Ellsberg or Julian Assange?
The Justice Department portrays the 1992 Washington University law school graduate and one-time CIA agent as a lawbreaker. It arrested the O'Fallon, Mo. man Thursday on a 10-count indictment accusing him of violating the Espionage Act by leaking classified information to a newspaper reporter.