Hysterically Real Story of The Day: FAS as a 'Front Company'
Steven Aftergood writes on Secrecy News:
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) is a “front company” that seeks “to expose national security information,” according to a new briefing on classification policy prepared by a U.S. Marine Corps official.More here.
The 13 page briefing [.pdf], which pedantically explains the proper marking of derivatively classified records, suddenly veers off at page 10 into a factually mistaken claim that “all classified material is being challenged with a view to declassification.”
Out of nowhere, the anonymous briefer asserts that “The Federation of American Scientists is a good example of a front company trying to expose National Security Information under the pretense [probably should be: pretext] of ‘World Peace’.”
“‘No secrets in government’ is their mantra,” the briefing states.
That’s close, but the correct mantra is “No stupidity in government.”