Government Secrecy

Does greater openness threaten national security?


The online disclosure of thousands of classified diplomatic, military and intelligence documents by the shadowy Internet site WikiLeaks has dramatically intensified the debate over government secrecy. Open-government advocates argue that federal agencies, including the CIA, keep too much information from the public, undermining the ability of citizens to keep a check on official wrongdoing. Secrecy supporters argue that modern technology gives far too many people access to sensitive ...

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