Congrats that the APA is finally getting "it" right on this matter.
From the article:
"In one example in 2007, APA board member Gerald Koocher publicly dismissed Arrigo’s concerns, stating that they were influenced by her “personal biases,” “troubled upbringing,” and the purported suicide of her father — who was alive when Koocher wrote the letter."
Note how these & related tactics have been used on: Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou, and so many others who sought to expose the corporate-government-MIC's malfeasance and slimy, secretive, immoral (and should be illegal) dealings.
The protocol is to shoot the messenger and/or assassinate his or her character. In that way, horrors continue to march on.
It's so transparent it should be laughed out of existence already!