Friday, August 07, 2009

Ex-CIA Analyst Criticizes State Secrets

By Melvin A. Goodman
August 7, 2009

My 24 years as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency (1966-90) taught me that national security is only the ostensible reason for using the state secrets privilege in cases before the court. The real reason usually has more to do with national embarrassment and not national security.

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