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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 08:38 AM
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65. From the LA Times...

PDBs are top-secret, the highest of three general categories of classification. The power to declassify information rests with the president and the heads of agencies responsible for the intelligence, mainly the CIA and the FBI.

A U.S. intelligence official said PDBs generally span 10 to 20 pages, covering seven or eight topics in newspaper-like digests. They tend to focus on crucial overseas developments, including terrorist threats, and often are very specific about how the information was collected. The official said the level of specificity about sources has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks.


What strike me here is how often we're told that the briefing was 1 1/2 pages long, while it's the "relevant except" that is 1 1/2 pages long.
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