BugsyR wrote:When you lose your "need to know"...transfer...new job...etc... there is paper work to be filled out, we called it "being read out". Depending on level of info determines longevity of basically...keeping your mouth shut about that info...therefore, sometimes you basically sign your life away.
I don't know Mike....I signed so many forms & agreements in my government career that I probably should have been thrown in prison years ago! Beyond releasing specific names of still active personnel, specific surveillance techniques & certain procedures/operations, I don't think there is much real damage I could do the the government any more.
BugsyR wrote:There are just too many State Secrets that there is no way that "ALL OF THEM" will eventually be told.
Agreed. Why would anyone even care about most of them....They are typically pretty mundane & we used to wonder why they were classified to begin with! What I'm talking about are the secrets that could possibly keep Presidents wake at night, like Eisenhower's U-2 "overflights" when he was President. These "major" secrets are the ones that I was referring to when I said they All would come out, & I stand by that opinion. If it's interesting enough for someone to write a book about, it will come out for purely mercenary reasons, if nothing else.