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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:54 PM
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Did anyone else hear an NPR report this morning about Bushco
reclassifying information and reports on our nuclear armaments? They said the information had been declassified since the 1960's and reported on publicly, but the most secretive Admin ever is classifying this because of terrorists threats.

I just went to NPR/Morning Edition and this morning's report isn't there, and it didn't come up with a search, either. Did anyone else hear it? I haven't listened to the two hour program yet.
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Glorfindel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:56 PM
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1. Yep, I heard it. Thought it was strange but par for the course
They'd classify the phone directory if they thought it would further their objectives.
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Betsy Ross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:57 PM
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2. Yes, I heard it this morning too.
I have also heard it reported elsewhere. The information being classified was available to and known by our supposed enemies, the Soviets. Now, all of a sudden *Co wants it classified.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:57 PM
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3. Here is a related article.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:08 PM
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7. Thanks for the link! Thanks everyone! nt
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:58 PM
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4. cbs had it on the nightly news.
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:03 PM
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5. I think it is just * wanting to waste money to be honest.
because it costs $12-45 to have something classified.
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:07 PM
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6. I heard it but I thought I heard it
on Sunday night. The were talking about how it was ridiculous to wipe out info that had been made public many years ago. What they did not say was whose idea this was...
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:09 PM
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8. It seems odd that the report isn't on the Morning Edition website. nt
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:32 PM
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9. Washington Post, page one, right column, above the fold.
Cold War Missiles Target of Blackout

The WaPo, in fact, printed classified information in the article, as if to taunt the * administration.

Cold War Missiles Target of Blackout
Documents Altered To Conceal Data

By Christopher Lee
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, August 21, 2006; Page A01

The Bush administration has begun designating as secret some information that the government long provided even to its enemy the former Soviet Union: the numbers of strategic weapons in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during the Cold War.
....

In a 1971 appearance before the House Armed Services Committee, for instance, Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird offered a chart showing, among other things, that the United States had 30 strategic bomber squadrons, 54 Titan intercontinental ballistic missiles and 1,000 Minuteman missiles.

Those numbers, made public on March 9, 1971, are redacted in a copy of the chart obtained by the archive's researchers in January as part of a declassified government history of the U.S. air and missile defense system, according to archive officials.


Well, now what? Will the Post be prosecuted?
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