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Secrets in Plain Sight in Censored Books Reprint
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of New York Times


New York Times, September 18, 2010
Posted: September 27th, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/18/us/18book.html

The National Security Agency, headquarters for the governments eavesdroppers and code breakers, has been located at Fort Meade, Md., for half a century. Its nickname, the Fort, has been familiar for decades to neighbors and government workers alike. Yet that nickname is one of hundreds of supposed secrets Pentagon reviewers blacked out in the new, censored edition of an intelligence officers Afghan war memoir. The Defense Department is buying and destroying the entire uncensored first printing of Operation Dark Heart, by Anthony Shaffer, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve and former Defense Intelligence Agency officer, in the name of protecting national security. Another supposed secret removed from the second printing: the location of the Central Intelligence Agencys training facility Camp Peary, Va., a fact discoverable from Wikipedia. And the name and abbreviation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, routinely mentioned in news articles. And the fact that Sigint means signals intelligence. Not only did the Pentagon black out Colonel Shaffers cover name in Afghanistan, Chris Stryker, it deleted the source of his pseudonym: the name of John Waynes character in the 1949 movie The Sands of Iwo Jima. The redactions offer a rare glimpse behind the bureaucratic veil that cloaks information the government considers too important for public airing.

Note: Interesting that this NY Times article fails to even mention the "Able Danger" program which Shaffer publicly revealed had identified some of the hijackers before 9/11. For powerful information suggesting government foreknowledge of 9/11 through this program, click here. Yet a Fox News article available here gives all the details. For lots more from major media sources on government secrecy, click here.


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