April 2, 2014: Former State Department arms expert Stephen Jin-Woo Kim is sentenced to 13 months in prison after sharing classified information with a reporter.

Stephen Jin-Woo Kim (Credit: Stephen Kim Legal Defense Trust)

Stephen Jin-Woo Kim (Credit: Stephen Kim Legal Defense Trust)

Kim pleads guilty to orally describing classified information from an intelligence report on North Korea’s nuclear program with Fox News reporter James Rosen. Prosecutors say Kim hurt US national security by indirectly alerting North Korea to what the US knew about that country’s capabilities. Kim says he wanted to bring more public attention to the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear program. Kim also has pointed out that officials frequently leak classified information to reporters, but prosecutors say that the fact that other people do it doesn’t make it any less of a crime. (The Washington Post, 4/2/2014)