Obama Declassifies Millions of Documents

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While on a Hawaiian vacation, President Obama met a December 31 deadline with a sweeping executive order to declassify some 400 million pages of documents, going back to the wars in Vietnam, Korea and World War II. Despite campaign promises for a more open government, since taking office Obama had embraced some Bush Administration efforts to keep state secrets out of open court. Yesterday's order says "no information may remain classified indefinitely." Jameel Jaffer is director of the ACLU's National Security Project.

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Jameel Jaffer - ACLU - @JameelJaffer

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Warren Olney

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