The American way of secrecy

Thursday, 12 October 2006, 6:02 PM EST

A recent article in The Washington Post described how researchers at George Washington University’s National Security Archive were surprised to find 1970’s statistics on the size of the American nuclear arsenal blacked out in documents they had obtained. This was surprising because the figures had been published many times in the past; more detailed ones had in fact been given directly to the Soviets in various arms control talks. And yet bureaucrats in the Defense and Energy Departments, acting under new post-9/11 rules, deemed the airing of this historical information dangerous in a world of terrorists and rogue nations.

At the New York Times.

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