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“A powerful study that explains why the American political system requires the dedication and energy of citizen activists, editors, journalists, and private organizations to push back against secrecy and executive violations.” --Louis Fisher, author of The Constitution and 9/11: Recurring Threats to America’s Freedoms

“This well-written book helps fill a large gap in our knowledge about attempts to reform U.S. national security policy through greater transparency and accountability for the nation’s secret agencies.” --Loch K. Johnson, author of America’s Secret Power: The CIA in a Democratic Society

“Scott’s insightful history is full of lessons for those who confront national security abuses today.” --Steven Aftergood, Project on Government Secrecy, Federation of American Scientists

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Katherine A. Scott is Assistant Historian with the U.S. Senate.
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