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What is classified information, and who gets to decide?

A professor who once held top secret clearance explains how levels of classification work and where handling sensitive information gets tricky.
Trump and Lavrov in the Oval Office on May 10, 2017. (Russian Foreign Ministry via AP) Russian Foreign Ministry via AP

Why Trump’s White House leaks

Whispering secrets is a sign of a lack of trust.
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The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn?

The latest release from WikiLeaks, of information about CIA hacking efforts, is yet another reminder of how Americans and our government must better protect our secret information.
At CIA headquarters on Jan. 17, Trump said the ‘dishonest media’ made it appear he was having a feud with the intel community. Olivier Douliery/AP via CNP

Six myths about national security intelligence

The president, the press and the public have misguided ideas about how intelligence is produced and analyzed. A Georgetown professor sets us straight.
Sen. Jeff Sessions listens as then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks, October 2016. AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File

An activist’s playbook: How to influence Trump’s cabinet and policies

In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.

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