Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Gratuitous Reclassification

The New York Times features a must-read story on a long-running effort by American intelligence agencies to reclassify thousands of historical documents that have been in the public eye at the National Archives for many years, in some cases.

This smacks of unecessary government secrecy, not to mention utter inanity, given that much of the "classified" materials have been published or used in research many times over. Good for the Times to bring it to public attention.


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