Last quote by Steven Aftergood
The whole thing smells bad. They're acting like they have something to hide, and it's not national security secrets. I think the new policy fails to distinguish between protecting valid secrets and shielding incompetence. Clearly, nuclear weapons technology secrets should be protected. But negligence or misconduct in handling nuclear weapons should not be insulated from public accountability.feedback
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Quotes by Steven Aftergood
May 25 2017
To sum up what distinguishes the United States in a nutshell: It's the First Amendment. The concept of a free press has been integral to the American idea since its inception. That's not true even of other democracies. The press here even has the right to be irresponsible, which it sometimes is.feedback
May 15 2017
The classification system is not based on a law. It is an expression of presidential authority, and that means that the president and his designees decide what is classified, and they have the essentially unlimited authority to declassify at will. The president defines the terms of the security clearance system and the parameters that determine who may be given access to classified information.feedback
Nov 14 2016
The range of unilateral presidential authority is astonishingly broad. If you look at the presidential policy directives issued by Obama, they cover topics as diverse as biological weapons, nuclear weapons policy, intelligence surveillance policy, cyber operations, maritime security, arms-transfer policy, and on and on. And because it is based on presidential authority, it can also be revised and reshaped by a new president.feedback
Jun 24 2016
The fact that some information was not captured isn't necessarily a sign of bad faith. It's obviously more important to have a complete record than a scattershot one.feedback
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