Why Does the Washington Post Publish Classified Info?

06.12.06 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

“Why does The Washington Post willingly publish ‘classified’ information affecting national security?” wrote former Post editor Robert G. Kaiser in a Sunday Outlook piece.

“Should Post journalists and others who reveal the government’s secrets be subject to criminal prosecution for doing so? These questions, raised with new urgency of late, deserve careful answers.”

He proposed some thoughtful answers in “Public Secrets,” Washington Post, June 11.