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August 19, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Government Confirms Area 51, But Answers Still Secret



Area 51 Despite years of denying the existence of Area 51, the CIA, in response to a Freedom of information Request from the National Security Archive has finally confirmed that the Nevada base exists and that it is, indeed, named Area 51.

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Topics: Open Government

May 22, 2006

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Presidents and DoD Hide Behind Secrecy Shield at Area 51



Longtime POGO fans will remember our work on Area 51. The Federation of American Scientists’ Steven Aftergood recently detailed a May 2005 emergency manual for the F-117A Stealth Fighter, detailing the aircraft’s dimensions, hazards, materials, and “hazar

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January 25, 2006

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Legislating Secrecy from the Bench



An alarming case of judicial activism just in from Steve "James Brown" Aftergood at the Federation of American Scientists' Project on Government Secrecy follows below. This ruling would dramatically expand the risks for journalists and government oversight

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Topics: Open Government

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