National Archives Responds to Reclassification

Responding to a February 21 New York Times story indicating that thousands of declassified documents had been reclassified by executive branch agencies and removed from public access in questionable…

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Reclassification and the Espionage Act

Could the National Security Archive be prosecuted under the Espionage Act for publishing historical documents that U.S. intelligence agencies now say are classified? Could Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice…

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Justice Department Declassification Plan

The Department of Justice described its progress towards meeting the December 31, 2006 deadline for automatic declassification of 25 year old historical records in an updated Declassification Plan submitted…

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Selected CRS Reports on National Security Policy

Some notable, newly updated reports of the Congressional Research Service, obtained by Secrecy News and published on the Federation of American Scientists web site, include the following: “Conventional Warheads…

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Schopenhauer and Unconscious Thought

“Contrary to conventional wisdom, it is not always advantageous to engage in thorough conscious deliberation before choosing,” according to a paper published in the latest issue of Science magazine.

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CRS on Nuclear Weapons Policy

Several reports of the Congressional Research Service on nuclear weapons policy have recently been updated, including the following: “Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty,” updated January 23, 2006.

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Washington Post on the AIPAC Case

The Washington Post took further note today of the potentially severe implications for the press of the controversial prosecution of two former officials of the American Israel Public…

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