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A Historical Look at the Withholding of Information

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· Story link A Congressional commission took a long look at federal government secrecy in the mid-90s and concluded, 50…

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A Congressional commission took a long look at federal government secrecy in the mid-90s and concluded, 50 years after adoption of the National Security Act, that things had gotten out of hand. It said the best way to protect secrecy was to reduce it. The study led by the last Sen. Daniel Moynihan provides a comprehensive look at the history of federal government secrecy from colonial days through the fall of communism.