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Newer News: December 2001
- Intelligence Failures, letter to the editor, New York Times, November 30. "Since 1995, the congressional intelligence committees have become less effective in providing public oversight and in advancing needed reforms."
- ISOO Report Shows High Levels of Classification, Declassification by Hampton Stephens, Defense Information and Electronics Report, November 30. "While large numbers of documents were declassified, larger numbers of new documents are at the same time being recorded as new classifications."
- Public Citizen Sues to Overturn Executive Order on Presidential Records, November 28. "Public Citizen contends that the executive order violates a federal law, the Presidential Records Act, which opens most presidential records to public access 12 years after a president leaves office."
- The Web Never Forgets by David Colker, Los Angeles Times, November 27. "Government agencies have tried to remove sensitive information, only to discover that copies have proliferated and they're virtually impossible to eradicate."
- CIA, scholar links to Asia, Mideast reexamined by Chris Mooney, Boston Globe, November 25. "When it comes to academics, many intelligence watchers say that contact with the CIA largely remains limited to those scholars who have well-established credentials as insiders."
- Breaking Law or Principles to Give Information to U.S. by David Rosenbaum, New York Times, November 23. "Professionals in many fields are re-evaluating long-held precepts in light of the terrorist attacks and the war that followed."
- Project Echelon: Orbiting Big Brother, Space.com, November 21. "After September 11, the limits of the so-called Echelon surveillance network should be clear to everyone."
- Is President Bush's Executive Order Creating Military Tribunals Legal? by Dahlia Lithwick, Slate.com, November 20. "Is there a limit to what can legally be done through an executive order, and what are the means to challenge one?"
- Rising Fears That What We Do Know Can Hurt Us by Eric Lichtblau, Los Angeles Times, November 18. "The government is pulling back on previously shared data to keep it from aiding terrorists."
- U.S. More Tightlipped Since Sept. 11 by Deb Riechmann, Associated Press, November 15. "There's just a resistance to disclosure that has characterized this administration," even before Sept. 11, Aftergood said.
- Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism, presidential order, November 13. Provides for trial of certain suspected terrorists by military tribunal.
- Energy pulls sensitive nuclear information from the Web by Joshua Dean, Government Executive, November 12. "The Energy Department has pulled information about nuclear weapons facilities from its Web site after being warned about it by a government watchdog group."
- An Executive Order
Hiding presidential papers, San Francisco Chronicle, November 11. "President Bush's sudden move to restrict public access to presidential papers has ignited a firestorm of protest from archivists, historians and journalists."
- Senate Approves Intelligence Bill by Carolyn Skorneck, Associated Press, November 8. "The Senate unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would beef up the intelligence services to strengthen America's ability to combat terrorism."
- Reps. Waxman and Schakowsky Ask Bush to Rescind New Executive Order, letter to the White House, November 6. "The new Executive Order contains provisions that could drastically restrict public access to important records."
- Critics Blast Bush Order on Papers by Deb Riechmann, Associated Press, November 2. "Advocates for the release of government documents say the executive order violates the spirit of the 1978 Presidential Records Act and will usher in a new era of secrecy."
- President Bush Comments on New Executive Order, press availability, November 2. "I don't see this as anything other than setting a set of procedures that I believe is fair and reasonable."
- Executive Order 13233 on Presidential Records, signed November 1. Defines procedures for implementing the Presidential Records Act of 1978.
- White House Press Briefing on New Executive Order, November 1. "It certainly creates the perception, it seems to me, that you are trying to withhold rather than release."
- Draft Executive Order on Presidential Records, draft for comment, October 29. "The Archivist shall not permit access to the records unless and until an incumbent President advises the Archivist that the former President and the incumbent President agree to authorize access to the records or until so ordered by a final court order."
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