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Executive Order Delays Declassifying Documents

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Executive Order Delays Declassifying Documents

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Executive Order Delays Declassifying Documents

Executive Order Delays Declassifying Documents

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President Bush issues an executive order delaying for at least three years the release of millions of classified documents. The White House says agencies need time to reclassify some papers that may compromise intelligence sources or reveal details on national security, but critics say the order will increase government secrecy. NPR's Ina Jaffe reports.