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Secrecy idiocy

It's hard enough to believe that there's any good reason for the President's Daily Briefs from the Lyndon Johnson presidency more than 35 years ago to be kept classified. The CIA believes these PDBs — and all others — should never be reviewed for possible declassification. This despite the well-known fact that a couple of them were published in the 9/11 Commission's publically available report.

Apparently though the CIA was willing to declassify at least one Johnson era PDB, merely because it took the form of a cable and did not carry the letterhead announcing "President's Daily Brief." Sheesh [ via Steven Aftergood's Secrecy News]!

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