FC: Secret U.S. nuclear policy documents appear, surprise, on the web

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Thu Mar 14 2002 - 13:01:50 PST

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     From the Federation of American Scientists:
    Significant excerpts from the classified Nuclear Posture Review (NPR)
    report on U.S. nuclear weapons policy that was leaked to the press last
    weekend have now been posted on the website of GlobalSecurity.org, a
    policy research organization directed by John Pike:
    "Needless to say, whoever leaked it violated federal criminal law," said
    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at a March 13 press briefing.
    "It seems that there are some people who simply have a compulsion to
    seem important, so they take classified information which can damage
    U.S. national security and give it to people who aren't cleared for it,"
    Rumsfeld added.  See:
    But Administration officials have stressed that the NPR report is a
    policy document, not an operational plan.  As such, critics as well as
    supporters across the political spectrum have argued that it properly
    belongs in the public domain.
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