So Many Secrets
Off the AP Wire: Driven largely by ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the federal government reports that the number of documents being classified jumped 10 percent last year to 15.6 million. The numbers come from the Information Security Oversight Office in its latest annual report to the president. Meanwhile, the number of pages that the government declassified continued to drop. Last year, 28.4 million pages were declassified, a 34 percent drop from the previous year.
The full report is available at the FAS site.