Originally published 05/15/2017
Why federal laws that criminalize the revealing of secrets don’t apply to the president.
Originally published 11/26/2013
The PIDB is seeking the input of historians on the declassification process.
Originally published 08/22/2013
The budget ax has fallen on a CIA office that focused on declassifying historical materials, a move scholars say will mean fewer public disclosures about long-buried intelligence secrets and scandals.The Historical Collections Division, which has declassified documents on top Soviet spies, a secret CIA airline in the Vietnam War, the Cuban missile crisis and other major operations, has been disbanded. The office that handles Freedom of Information Act requests will take over the work.
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