Secrecy wars : national security, privacy, and the public's right to know
"Secrecy Wars presents a startling array of information from formerly classified files on the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, the U.S. nuclear testing program, CIA covert operations, and other major historical events and government programs. Melanson discusses how the wall of secrecy has often led to abuses of power, such as when J. Edgar Hoover's FBI kept intelligence files on prominent persons, celebrities, and ordinary citizens. The book also examines how government agencies, especially those concerned with foreign policy, routinely cover up mistakes and avoid embarrassing disclosures by denying FOIA requests on the grounds of national security."
Print Book, English, ©2001
Brassey's, Washington, D.C., ©2001
xxi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm