posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 04:14 PM
reply to post by CountDrac
They aren't exactly layers. "Top Secret" is a generalized term, but having top secret clearance doesn't get you access to everything
labelled top secret. Most documents are compartmentalized and there are seals within seals. You may have access to a file, but not everything in the
file. You may have access to some databases and not others.
I'm sure there are at LEAST 27 different levels of compartmentalization, and even the President would need to have a justifiable "need to know"
before he could access some of the information. Even Senators and Committee Members would need to justify their inquiries.
NOW, there are some people that have access to EVERYTHING, but their forays are tracked. Just because you can
access something, doesn't mean
, and if you happen across something you shouldn't have seen, you probably won't have your access long.