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NEW ANNOUNCEMENT: The Public Interest Declassification Board Announces its November 21, 2013 Public Meeting

by on November 1, 2013


The Public Interest Declassification Board will host an open meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2013 to discuss its recommendations to the President on Transforming the Security Classification System.  The meeting will focus more specifically on declassification prioritization.  Press and media are welcome to attend.

When: November 21, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Doors Open: 9:15 a.m.

Where: The Archivist’s Reception Room, Room 105 in the National Archives Building

Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

(Note:  Attendees must enter through the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance.)

Space is limited.  You must confirm via Eventbrite in order to attend.   Please note we require one form of Government-issued photo identification (e.g. driver’s license) to gain admittance.

In anticipation of the public meeting, the Board will re-engage its followers through its blog, Transforming Classification, where it will post its ideas of some of the most important topics for prioritized declassification review and requests members of the public join in the conversation online.  Be sure to stay connected to the Board’s activities and look for more information about the Board on its website: http://www.archives.gov/declassification/pidb.


Comments

Dan November 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm

We are seeing a tidal wave of public interest in the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. The Archives is holding at least 1,170 classified documents related to that event, and there are extensive redactions to previously released records. On November 21 and in light of the public interest your board should recommend that these materials be immediately processed for release to the public.

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Jacob Hornberger November 14, 2013 at 10:07 am

How about declassifying the 1,100 JFK-related documents that the CIA is still hiding? Isn’t 50 years enough? The American people have a right to see those records without further delay.

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Cary Jennings November 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm

The Archives is holding at least 1,170 classified documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and there are extensive redactions to previously released records. On November 21 and in light of the public interest your board should recommend that these materials be immediately processed for release to the public.

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Wade Snyder November 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm

It has now been fifty years since President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. I understand that there are over one thousand documents related to this event, to intelligence surrounding this event, which are still classified. I see no reason for these files to continue to be kept secret. I ask that you release them to the general public; i.e. We the People, the citizens of the United States, who pay for the National Archives, who collectively own these national documents, which no longer pose a security threat to our nation. They are part of our history and deserve to be accessible to all.
Thank you.

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Jack Kaninberg November 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Fifty years and counting – release the JFK files now!

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Ron Bulman November 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm

When after almost 50 years 70%+/- of Americans believe the alleged assassin of the President did not act alone, even when the main stream media has ignored this belief, it is time to release all remaining files on the subject. To me this represents a mandate from the people to our government. This is the only way the people will ever regain any of the trust in government lost that day and in the years after. If it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people please do you job and FREE THE FILES. Respectfully, a Citizen.

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Robert Morrow November 14, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Extremely important. Please declassify all the files on Yuri Nosenko, William King Harvey, David Atlee Phillips operational files, Ann Goodpasture, Howard Hunt operational files, David Sanchez Morales and George Joannides

The public has a right to know. It has been 50 years in most cases!!

Thank-you,

Robert Morrow

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Bill Simpich November 15, 2013 at 12:57 am

Release in full, or get the House Oversight Committee involved, like the JFK Act said.

The continuing provisions of the JFK Act have been ignored since 1998. If you can’t follow the law, we need a new act.

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Dennis Bartholomew November 15, 2013 at 10:23 am

It is extremely important to the public interest that all classified document related to the JFK assassination by released in full, immediately, with no redactions. After 50 years there can be no possible harm to national security in releasing these documents.

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