Release of Documents Is Delayed

"The Bush administration last night issued an order delaying the release of millions of government documents and giving the government new powers to reclassify information."

"The order, rewriting a Clinton administration directive, allows the government to delay until the end of 2006 the release of documents that otherwise would have been out by April 17 under a program of automatic declassification after 25 years. The government now has more discretion to keep information classified indefinitely if it falls within a broad definition of national security." (from The Washington Post)

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