America's right to know being threatened

Anonymous Patron writes "Restrictions on the public's access to information grow at a startling pace. The office in charge of the national-security classification system reported last month that government classification actions had hit another new high: 15.6 million, up from 14.2 million the previous year. Says

A Column in The Daily Herald, Provo Utah. Some secrets make sense, of course. Others border on the bizarre."


On the topic of things being classified that you think would not be classified. I heard this story. A russian scientist I the 1970's or 1980's was going to a nuclear power conference and he was told by the higher ups not to talk about the Soviet technology. He said "That is ridiculous our stuff is ten years behind the west why would we keep it a secret." The higher ups told him "That is the secret."

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