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Déclassification

Turns Out Henry Kissinger Really Despised Castro and the Cubans

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Thanks to the good folks and diligent researchers at the National Security Archive--a research organization at George Washington University--Americans will now be able to add another placeholder for the former Secretary of State: hater of the Castros.

Dents in the 'Golden Shield': The CIA's Conflict of Interest in Classifying Medical Evidence of Torture

Katherine Hawkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Katherine Hawkins

Last week, military commission attorneys for the defendants in the September 11 trial asked President Obama to declassify evidence of their clients' torture in CIA custody.

Matt Sledge

Declassification Reform Bill Introduced In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

As government secrecy grows ever more controversial, two senators have introduced a modest, bipartisan effort to begin reforming the U.S. government's...

The Sunshine Presidency Takes History to a Dark Place

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

President Obama hit the Oval Office and ordered State "to complete the processing of the backlog of 25-year-old records awaiting declassification by the end of December 2013." Didn't happen, of course. And that, it turns out, is the least of it.

Matt Sledge

Senator Urges White House To Change 'Culture Of Secrecy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Saying the current system has helped create a "culture of secrecy that is antithetical to our democratic traditions," Sen. Jeanne Shaheen ...

11 Secret Documents Americans Deserve to See

David Wallechinsky | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
David Wallechinsky

Many documents produced by the U.S. government are confidential and not released to the public for legitimate reasons of national security. Others, however, are kept secret for more questionable reasons.

Matt Sledge

Government Secrecy 'Fraught With Problems'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

The federal government is classifying information at a rapidly increasing pace, and every time the CIA, FBI or National Security Agency stamps a docum...

Obama Administration May Issue Historic Order On Declassification Of National Security Records

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what would be a significant break with precedent, the Obama administration may be about to issue an order ruling that national security information...