Bravo to the National Archives for today's announcement that they would no longer allow intelligence agencies to remove previously unclassified documents. They also used their opportunity for civic shaming to urge those agencies to return materials that had already been taken out of the public record. The administration's policy of reclassification often covered up embarrassing events in unnecessary secrecy and had been roundly criticized by historians, as well as investigated by the nongovernmental National Security Archive. I suppose there are some victories in the current information wars.
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