US secrecy run as though formed by Orwell and Kafka, top official claims

US secrecy run as though formed by Orwell and Kafka, top official claims

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New William Leonard, who oversaw state secrecy under George W Bush, says successive US presidents have abused systemSuccessive US presidents, including Barack Obama, have abused the system for handling classified information to expand their executive powers, the former senior official who oversaw state secrecy under George W Bush has claimed.William Leonard,...
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