Under the Radar

Lady Gaga's Threat to National Security


If soldiers dancing to "Telephone" didn't get everyone's attention, maybe today's news will convince America of the Gaga threat to national security.

Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, the soldier accused of leaking the notorious Afghanistan helicopter video to Wikileaks, apparently smuggled the data out of the Pentagon burned to discs that he disguised as Lady Gaga CDs. While he was stealing data, Manning pretended to sing along to her music while he was copying files to the CDs:

He was able to avoid detection not because he kept a poker face, they said, but apparently because he hummed and lip-synched to Lady Gaga songs to make it appear that he was using the classified computer’s CD player to listen to music.
No word as to why a soldier singing along to "Bad Romance" didn't raise any red flags at the Pentagon. Gawker also suggest that Manning's Facebook page might have inspired a few questions all by itself.

So, to sum up: if you're a compulsive hummer who prefers to listen to music on CD instead of using an MP3 player, you're most likely SOL at the Pentagon. And it's pretty certain that Gaga won't be featured on one of those Pentagon Channel Command Performance videos anytime soon.

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