First, an independent researcher noticed that declassified documents had disappeared from the National Archives. Then, reports detailed a secret program to re-classify thousands of documents- stretching back to the Cold War. Join Kojo for a look at how the National Archives became a focal point for a broader debate over government secrecy.


  • J. William Leonard Director, Information Security Oversight Office, U.S. National Archives & Records Administration
  • Thomas Blanton Director, National Security Archive at George Washington University

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