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Release Date: September 12, 2008Running Time: 85 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Documentary

Mike Levin
Thomas S Blanton
Melissa Boyle Mahle
Ben Wizner

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In a single recent year the U.S. classified about five times the number of pages added to the Library of Congress. We live in a world where the production of secret knowledge dwarfs the production of open knowledge. Depending on whom you ask, government secrecy is either the key to victory in our struggle against terrorism, or our Achilles heel. But is so much secrecy a bad thing? Counter-terrorist intelligence officers recall with fury how a newspaper article describing National Security Agency abilities directly led to the loss of information that could have avoided the terrorist killing of 241 soldiers in Beirut late in October 1983. Secrecy guards against wanton nuclear proliferation, ag... Full Summary >>