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Top Secret Means Very Little

John Stossel says classifying genuine secrets can keep us safe. Overclassifying makes us less safe.

We’ve heard about the top secret documents found at the homes of Donald Trump and Joe Biden, which the media called a national security crisis. Bunk. The truth is, Stossel says, the word classified usually means very little.

Government classifies three things every second. “A lot of top secrets are nothing of the kind,” historian Matthew Connelly says. Many classified “secrets” are nonsense or embarrassing proof of government incompetence. More from Stossel.

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