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September 23, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

New Declassification Board Member Has Long Classification Past



Kenneth L. Wainstein Last week, Kenneth L. Wainstein was quietly named to the Public Interest Declassification Board. Wainstein is not the first person you might think of with an interest in promoting government transparency. In fact, his work experience suggests a serious con

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Topics: Open Government

August 29, 2013

By Andre Francisco

New Book to Chronicle Camp Lejeune Water Contamination



Camp Lejeune Post Office A new book about the thirty-five years of water contamination at Camp Lejeune that sickened hundreds of thousands of Marines and their families will be released early next year, according to an article in the Military Times.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

August 23, 2013

By Andre Francisco

VIDEO: New Info Reveals Old Lies About #Area51



Area 51 Patch Now that Area 51 officially exists, POGO's Scott Amey revisits POGO's 1990s investigation into the existence of the secretive military base.

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Topics: National Security

August 21, 2013

By Aimee Thomson

The False Choice Between Security and Liberty



Edward Snowden How do we maintain fundamental American rights of liberty and privacy while responding to the need to keep our country safe?

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Topics: Government Accountability

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

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