Protection of Official Secrets

Archive Report

Moves to Tighten Security Safeguards

Current Concern Over Leakage of Defense Secrets

Government concern over possible leakage of military information that would be of value to a potential enemy of the United States has brought a search for effective means of safeguarding official secrets. The most striking of the current proposals to this end is for revival, in some form, of the system of voluntary censorship that operated during the war. On behalf of Defense Secretary Forrestal, it was announced Feb. 18 that a conference of newspaper, radio, magazine, and movie representatives was being planned for early in March to consider a voluntary censorship program. At about the same time the President is expected to take final action on a new set of rules to protect ...

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