The US government's secrecy problem just got worse

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Elizabeth Goitein

Matawan, NJ

#1 Oct 17, 2013
The US government's secrecy problem just got worse
by Elizabeth Goitein
October 17, 2013 | 1:00PM ET
Commentary: Judge endorses dangerous claim that officials can classify documents usable as '€˜propagand a'€™

It is no secret that the United States government has too many secrets. Long before Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass surveillance by the National Security Agency, experts and government insiders were raising alarms about "overclassification. " The Public Interest Declassification Board, an independent advisory committee created by Congress, reported in November 2012 that "present practices for classification and declassification of national security information are outmoded, unsustainable and keep too much information from the public." Two weeks ago, the Department of Justice's inspector general issued a review of the department's classification practices, concluding that "DOJ is susceptible to misclassification."

Lawrence, KS

#2 Dec 4, 2013
I agree with what this article says

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