Report: Secret Air Force Program Recruits Cadets to Inform on Each Other

Posted December 2, 2013 at 5:57am

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports on a “A secretive Air Force program recruits academy students to inform on fellow cadets and disavows them afterward.”

The piece states that “facing pressure to combat drug use and sexual assault at the Air Force Academy, the Air Force has created a secret system of cadet informants to hunt for misconduct among students.”

“Cadets who attend the publicly-funded academy near Colorado Springs must pledge never to lie. But the program pushes some to do just that: Informants are told to deceive classmates, professors and commanders while snapping photos, wearing recording devices and filing secret reports.”