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Will Leak Case Force Redefinition of What’s Really Secret?

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What may come next in the C.I.A. leak case has many journalists and government officials worried, David Sanger writes in the New York Times article that explores the world of secrecy inside the beltway. “The most secretive White House in modern history has learned the hard way …that it must reveal a pretty steady stream of secrets.” The problem that poses for both journalists and officials: “the law does not distinguish terribly well between real secrets and sort-of secrets, especially in an age when the instinct to stamp “classified” runs rampant.” (10/24/05)