Safeguarding Public Info Defies Common Sense

Castelli, Christopher J.
July 2003
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2003, Vol. 129 Issue 7, p82
Conference Proceeding
Articles from the magazine 'Proceedings' and other open-source publications were among many documents, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) included in the public access file on nonlethal weapons that it compiled for a related study. Nonlethal weapons are intended to incapacitate individuals without killing them. The subject has received considerable media coverage, much of it encouraged by the Marine Corps. The NAS sought for months to release the report, but was refused repeatedly by the head of the directorate, Marine Corps Colonel George Fenton. In early 2002, the NAS released an index of the file's contents to the Sunshine Project, but balked when that group requested particular documents.


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