New Center Promises Transparency But Delays Declassification

New Declassification Center

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

President Obama is expected to sign an executive order before the year is over to create a new National Declassification Center in order to aggressively clear a backlog of classified documents. But, the creation of the center will actually delay the declassification of 400 million pages of Cold War-era documents. We talk with Bryan Bender from the Boston Globe and Jim Harper from the CATO Institute about how this plan fits with the president’s promises for government transparency.

Guests:

Bryan Bender and Jim Harper

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

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