Do people really expect a state isn’t going to go after people who publish state secrets.
It’s not about whether the material is in the public interest for national security or defence matters. If the state chose not to pursue leaking of state secrets they wouldn’t have any secrets for long.
I applaud the people who do release this stuff knowing full well they will be destroyed, it’s incredibly brave and we owe them.
But the realist in me knows it will allways be this way.