June 26, 2010
by Gabriel Schoenfeld
President Obama came into office having pledged to run the most transparent administration in American history. Contending that the Bush administration's approach had betrayed America's principles and ultimately harmed America's safety, he promised to end what he described as a culture of excessive national-security secrecy. But power has its own imperatives. And as the Obama administration has begun to see, the need to operate in secret while defending the nation is often one of them.
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Gabriel Schoenfeld is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute.
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