Breaking the Addiction to Secrets and Secrecy 

There is a serious amount of classified material that conveys false and even politicized intelligence.  For example, the Reagan administration conducted the largest peacetime weapons spending spree in the 1980s, which transformed the United States from a creditor nation to a debtor nation.  This defense spending was based on politicized intelligence from CIA director William Casey and the deputy director for intelligence Robert Gates throughout the 1980s. 

Source: Breaking the Addiction to Secrets and Secrecy – CounterPunch.org

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