Regarding the June 14 front-page article “Military expands spying in Africa”:

I am speechless, confused and incensed, but not totally shocked, by what seems to me to be a “story at any cost” attitude exhibited by The Post. I cannot understand why this information would be disseminated throughout the free and not-so-free world.

Who needs to know this type of information besides those folks directly involved, those authorizing plans of action and, of course, those individuals and organizations who wish to act in ways that beg observation? Who needs lines of back-channel information when they can find out what they need to know on the front page of a newspaper in the nation’s capital? You say, freedom of information; I ask at what cost?

Francesco Smith, Scaggsville