SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
The Classified Info Uproar Shows Americans' Distrust of Secrecy
by Katlyn Marie Carter
"This suspicion of secrecy is why the way in which we handle classified material matters — especially if American leaders want to maintain trust in our democracy."
SOURCE: New York Times
Why Do "Secret" Documents Keep Showing Up in the Wrong Places?
by Matthew Connelly
The near-unilateral authority of presidents to declare material secret in the name of national security is intoxicating and it's nearly impossible for the chief executive to resist abusing it, creating not a "deep state" but a "dark state" of secrecy and impunity.
As Biden Faces Documents Controversy, is it Time to Ask Why So Much is Classified?
Former Pentagon Special Counsel Oona Hathaway says that an excess of classification makes government accountability difficult to achieve, as well as contributing to potential criminality.
SOURCE: National Security Archive
49 Years Later, Nixon's Knowledge of Pinochet Coup Remains Secret
It is beyond time for the Biden Administration to declassify presidential records related to American operations in Chile around the overthrow of democratically elected President Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973.
What I Learned About Governments from Researching Classified Documents
by Lawrence Wittner
Historians who have conducted research in classified materials understand how seriously governments take secrecy and how secrecy can conceal malfeasance or anti-democratic action.
The Strange Politics of ‘Classified’ Information
by Beverly Gage
Is it easier to keep secrets when you have fewer of them?
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