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T h e arguments for openness w e r e several. 5 billion goes into maintaining the secret storehouse. But that isn't the only justifi cation. As the national security establishment itself has long recognized, overclassification breeds disregard for classification procedures. Serious classifiers (as o p p o s e d to y a h o o politicians desperately l o o k i n g to classify everything in sight) w a n t the arenas of real secrecy to be protected w i t h higher walls and the vast penumbral gray range to be open.
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