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    Obama plan could limit records hidden from public

    Obama plan could limit records hidden from public - Yahoo! News

    Associated Press Sun Dec 20, 4:46 pm ET

    President Barack Obama plans to deal with a Dec. 31 deadline that automatically would declassify secrets in more than 400 million pages of Cold War-era documents by ordering government-wide changes that could sharply curb the number of new and old government records hidden from the public.

    In an executive order the president is likely to sign before year's end, Obama will create a National Declassification Center to clear up the backlog of Cold War documents. But the order also will give everyone more time to process the 400 million pages rather than flinging them open at year's end without a second glance.

    The order aimed at eliminating unnecessary secrecy also is expected to direct all agencies to revise their classification guides the more than 2,000 separate and unique manuals used by federal agencies to determine what information should be classified and what no longer needs that protection. The manuals form the foundation of the government's classification system.
    Interesting. Fewer documents hidden by classification, but more delays releasing these old cold war era documents. I think overall a good thing, but wish those documents would be released. I think there are some very interesting stories that will be in them.
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    Re: Obama plan could limit records hidden from public

    More transparency is a good thing, especially since these records theoretically have no relevance to modern strategy.

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    Re: Obama plan could limit records hidden from public

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    More transparency is a good thing, especially since these records theoretically have no relevance to modern strategy.
    That's the thing though, this will not have much effect on the old records, only newer ones. It will actually delay for now the release of older records until the backlog is cleared, at which point it should go smoother.
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    Re: Obama plan could limit records hidden from public

    Obama is a fool for even considering this but then it's to be able to continue to travel the World claim the US is evil.

    There is no reason anyone needs to see any of this material. Obama claims openness out of one side of his lying mouth while he, and Reid and Pelosi hold secret closed door meetings on their plans to destroy the economy with their phony claims of health care reform. He covers one exposed lie with an even bigger one and dumb asses eat it up.

    Doesn't Obama and the rest of the Liberals have any working brain cells left after the coke and God only knows what other drugs they were taking.

    This I hate America campaign is wearing then.

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    Re: Obama plan could limit records hidden from public

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Obama is a fool for even considering this but then it's to be able to continue to travel the World claim the US is evil.

    There is no reason anyone needs to see any of this material. Obama claims openness out of one side of his lying mouth while he, and Reid and Pelosi hold secret closed door meetings on their plans to destroy the economy with their phony claims of health care reform. He covers one exposed lie with an even bigger one and dumb asses eat it up.

    Doesn't Obama and the rest of the Liberals have any working brain cells left after the coke and God only knows what other drugs they were taking.

    This I hate America campaign is wearing then.
    Excuse me? Did you just say that there is no reason to see any of the declassified material that our government has? I would love to see documents leading up to the Iraq war, or any of the things Reagan did, or why JFK went into Vietnam. Who the hell cares about what he's doing now? I want to know what the state is doing... I don't see how this is a bad thing...

    On the economy... you're forgetting that John McCain was for the bailout too... both political parties are interventionists... they're both for big government so you can stop saying that the Democrats are so evil and bad when the Republicans are bad too.

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    Re: Obama plan could limit records hidden from public

    Quote Originally Posted by Justice Seeker View Post
    Excuse me? Did you just say that there is no reason to see any of the declassified material that our government has? I would love to see documents leading up to the Iraq war, or any of the things Reagan did, or why JFK went into Vietnam. Who the hell cares about what he's doing now? I want to know what the state is doing... I don't see how this is a bad thing...

    On the economy... you're forgetting that John McCain was for the bailout too... both political parties are interventionists... they're both for big government so you can stop saying that the Democrats are so evil and bad when the Republicans are bad too.
    I would not interfere with Councilman's hysterical paranoid rants. If we are quiet, he will move to another topic.
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