The history of U.S. secrecy laws

The history of U.S. secrecy laws
The history of U.S. secrecy laws

The history of U.S. secrecy laws

From his stints in President Johnson’s Defense Department and President Nixon’s national security team to directing the ACLU’s Washington - for decades, Morton Halperin has been a stalwart for government transparency and civil liberties. He’s currently senior advisor for the Open Society Foundation. We’ll talk with Halperin about the history of U.S. state secrecy laws and find out what citizens need to understand about how these policies function today. (photo: In this Sept. 6, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama, right, walks with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to a group photo of G-20 leaders outside of the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File))