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Information Control: classification activity has increased by 75 percent since 2001

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posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 01:01 PM
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I came across this article from March 17 and thought it needed disscution.


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the pace of classification activity has increased by 75 percent, said William Leonard in March 2 congressional testimony. His Information Security Oversight Office oversees the classification system and recorded a rise from 9 million classification actions in fiscal year 2001 to 16 million in fiscal year 2004.


Absolutely we will see some increase due to the events of 9/11, but much of what has become classified does not apply to war on terror at all.


The list of government records removed from public access during (past 4 years) goes on and on, and includes environmental data from Environmental Protection Agency reading rooms, various unclassified records on the safety of chemical and nuclear plants, and other infrastructure data. This purge reverses the "openness initiatives" of the previous administration during which government Web sites emerged by the thousands and nearly a billion pages of historically valuable records were declassified.


These are very odd things to become classified. Anyone have any ideas why?


The Military Retreat from the Web. Beginning in 2001, the U.S. Army began moving online content from public Web sites to a password-protected portal called Army Knowledge Online. Untold thousands of documents, from policy directives and regulations to newsletters to after-action reports and all kinds of other records´┐Żall unclassified´┐Żdisappeared from public view.


I can't understand why all of this information was made classified. Surely not all of it poses a risk to national security.

Was the 9/11 tragedy used as an excuse for information control? What does the environment have to do with national security? What other information has been taken away from the public?




posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 05:35 AM
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easy, taking away more of our freedoms, NWO in the works.



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