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Secrecy wars : national security, privacy, and the public's right to know

Author: Philip H Melanson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Secrecy Wars presents a startling array of information from formerly classified files on the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, the U.S. nuclear testing program, CIA covert operations, and other major historical events and government programs. Melanson discusses how the wall of secrecy has often led to abuses of power, such as when J. Edgar Hoover's FBI kept intelligence files on prominent
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Melanson, Philip H.
Secrecy wars.
Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2001
(OCoLC)606746389
Online version:
Melanson, Philip H.
Secrecy wars.
Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2001
(OCoLC)609163820
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip H Melanson
ISBN: 1574883240 9781574883244
OCLC Number: 46882830
Description: xxi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction : Secrecy and democracy --
ch. 1. Your right to know --
ch. 2. The user-unfriendly law --
ch. 3. Documents about you --
ch. 4. Blackouts --
ch. 5. Front lines --
ch. 6. Secrecy wars --
ch. 7. Leaks from the vault --
ch. 8. Reasonable reforms --
appendix A. Secrecy sampler : selected documents from law enforcement and intelligence files --
appendix B. Sample FOIA and Privacy Act request letters --
appendix C. Sample Vaughn Motion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Philip H. Melanson ; foreword by Anthony Summers.

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The public and the media are fascinated by US government secrets, real and imagined, yet very few people know how the process of obtaining formerly secret documents works. Secrecy Wars is a look  Read more...

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