August 4, 2006
Allen Weinstein, US Archivist, Comments on the NARA and Declassification
In Strictly Unclassified: Some Thoughts on Secrecy and Openness Weinstein cautions:
Inappropriate declassification of sensitive documents can expose citizens, the country, and our democracy to serious threats and potential harm. But inappropriate classification—and reclassification—strikes at the very heart of the democratic principles of openness, accountability, and transparency by which we govern ourselves.
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