The NY Times reports today that thousands of historical documents which were in the public access have now been reclassified. Historians are baffled by the decision to reclassify documents that were accessible to the public for years and many were mundane and should be available as US history should be based on facts. Many of the documents have no bearing on national security. What's even more astounding is that the reclassification program is also shrouded in secrecy and costing tax payer dollars to keep it secret. The historians suspect that the CIA and other agencies are behind this. They don't know for sure because that part is also shrouded in secrecy.
On the other hand, Dead Eye Dick says that he has the power to declassify government secrets. So what's going on here?
Hat tip to Terrible