Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Removing historical information from public view

According to the New York Times In a seven-year-old secret program at the National Archives, intelligence agencies have been removing from public access thousands of historical documents that were available for years, including some already published by the State Department and others photocopied years ago by private historians.
How can it increase our security to remove from public view documents which had already been made public? The documents being reclassified secret are not street maps or blueprints that terrorists could use to plan an attack. They are just historical documents that are embarrassing to someone in power. Just who is being protected here?

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