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  • Nixon Vietnam and the October 1969 Nuclear Alert
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    Nixon, Vietnam, and the October 1969 Nuclear Alert

    William Burr and Jeffrey P. Kimball talked about their book, Nixon’s Nuclear Specter: The Secret Alert of 1969, Madman Diplomacy, and the Vietnam War. In the book, they detail how the Nixon administration secretly…

    731 views
  • Discussion on Hillary Clintons Email Records
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    Hillary Clinton's Personal Email Account

    Panelists talked about the policy implications of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business while serving as secretary of State. The speakers explained…

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  • Secrecy in a Free Society
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    Secrecy in a Free Society

    Panelists spoke about balancing the need for government secrecy with the need to know in a democratic society. Among the topics they addressed were the operation of a free press and…

    244 views
  • emRacing for the Bombem
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    Racing for the Bomb

    Mr. Norris discussed Racing for the Bomb, his biography of General Leslie Groves published by Steerforth Press. Leslie Groves was a career officer in the Army Corps of Engineers who became…

    290 views
  • Government Secrecy
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    Government Secrecy

    Mr. Moyers delivered the keynote address at a conference titled “National Security Archives: Celebrating 20 Years of Keeping Government Honest.” He spoke about the history of the Freedom of…

    155 views
  • Journalism Sources and Secrecy
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    Journalism, Sources and Secrecy

    At a conference titled “National Security Archives: Celebrating 20 Years of Keeping Government Honest,” journalists participated in panel discussion on confidential sources. They discussed…

    150 views
  • National Security Policy
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    National Security Policy

    At a conference titled “National Security Archives: Celebrating 20 Years of Keeping Government Honest,” a panel discussion was held on the war in Iraq. Panelists discussed the United…

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  • National Security Archive
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    National Security Archive

    Mr. Blanton talked about the National Security Archive and its work both in the U.S. and around the world to help governments become more open. He also responded to viewer comments and…

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  • Access to Classified Government Documents
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    Access to Classified Government Documents

    Mr. Blanton talked about U.S. government and military documents recently made available through the Freedom of Information Act, and how to access these materials. He also responded to…

    59 views
  • Washington Friday Journal
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    Washington Friday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

    39 views