Transparency

No More Secrets

President Obama, under fire in recent weeks from civil libertarians for classifying photos of alleged detainee abuse, is asking top government officials to review whether the government is keeping too much information classified. According to the Washington Post, Obama has asked national security adviser James L. Jones to gather recommendations from officials on making their information more accessible and assigned Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano with investigating the issue as well. "This is music to the ears of many of us," one advocate said, "but the hard work remains to be done—how to translate these goals into policies."