Two emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server that a federal auditor deemed “top secret” include a discussion of a news article detailing a US drone strike and a conversation that could inappropriately point toward highly classified material, U officials told The Associated Press.
For some 20 years, in another and more youthful phase of my life, I was one of the (apparently) several hundred thousand Americans who possessed a "top secret" security classification.
From the memo detailing the right to assassinate US citizens worldwide to the paper negotiating the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, the U government has kept many documents classified for dubious reasons David Wallechinsky of AllGov looks at 11 of them.
The amount the U.S. government spent to keep classified information secret exceeded $11 billion in 2011 -- 12 percent more than during the previous year.
Truthdig's James Harris and Josh Scheer speak with Harry Helms, author of "Top Secret Tourism: Your Travel Guide to Germ Warfare Laboratories, Clandestine Aircraft Bases and Other Places in the United States You're Not Supposed to Know About," which his critics have called a handbook for terrorists. Helms explains why his work doesn't threaten national security and what it's like to visit some of the most secret sites in America.