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Too Many Government Secrets Make the U.S. Unsafe

Obama's pledged the "most transparent" administration ever, but the culture of secrecy remains intact.

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“There’s classified, and then there’s classified,” President Barack Obama said in a recent interview. Unfortunately, he’s right: The U.S. government classifies vast amounts of material as secret, top secret and the like, much of it with no relevance to national security.

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