NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O ur ponderous national system of “classified information” was built by presidents — and a president can take it apart, too.
Is Joe Biden the man for the job? Probably not: He is unimaginative and risk-averse. But if he were looking for a way to make a major mark on both domestic and foreign policy without having to fight a war against Bashar al-Assad or Mitch McConnell, reforming official secrecy would be a good place to start.
He’ll have to begin by doing something difficult for a Democrat of his age: facing the facts about some beloved predecessors, including Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman,