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June 8, 2006

"Reclassification Program" at the National Archives

From the Washington Post:

The Amateur Sleuth Who Gave the Archives a Red Face

The scandal over missing documents that rocked the National Archives this spring came to light not because of the digging of an investigative reporter or a timely leak by a concerned federal insider.

Instead it was Matthew M. Aid, an amateur researcher and historian, who figured out that for at least six years the CIA and the Air Force had been withdrawing thousands of records from the public shelves -- and that Archives officials had helped cover up their efforts.

Read entire article here.

Posted by kstover2 at June 8, 2006 10:45 AM