Tuesday, April 11

NARA Complicit In Cover Up

According to an agreement released under the Freedom of Information Act, the NARA(National Archive and Records Administration) has secretly agreed to reclassify public documents at the request of 3 government agencies.

(AP/Yahoo)The 2002 agreement, requested three years ago by The Associated Press and released this week, shows archivists were concerned about reclassifying previously available documents - many of them more than 50 years old - but nonetheless agreed to keep mum.
The part of this article that caught my eye was,
The number of documents that have been removed from public view, however, has soared since President Bush took office in 2001 and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks occurred.

An estimated 55,000 pages within 10,000 documents have been removed from public view, ranging from information about 1948 anti-American riots in Colombia to a 1962 telegram containing a translation of a Belgrade news article about China's nuclear capabilities.
Their secrecy is almost scary.