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43 Va. J. Int'l L. 1071 (2002-2003)
Need for Governmental Secrecy: Why the U.S. Government Must Be Able to Withhold Information in the Interest of National Security, The

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The Need for Governmental Secrecy: Why
the U.S. Government Must Be Able to
Withhold Information in the Interest of
National Security
LAURA A. WHITE*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.      Introduction  ...........................................................................  1072
II.     Historical Perspectives on the Need for Secrecy ................... 1073
III.    W  hy  Do  W e  Keep  Secrets?  ................................................... 1078
A .   Benefits  of  Secrecy  ..................................................... 1079
B.    Opposing   Views to  Secrecy  ......................................... 1085
1.   Constitutional Argum  ents .............................................. 1085
2.   Categorizing  Secrets  ...................................................... 1087
3.   A dditional A rgum ents .................................................... 1089
IV .    How   Do  W e  Keep  Secrets?  ................................................... 1090
A.    Security Employed by the Three Branches of the
U .S. G overnm ent .......................................................... 1090
1.   The  Legislative  Branch  ........................................ 1090
2.   The  Judicial Branch .............................................. 1091
* J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2003; B.S. with Honors, Bucknell University, 1995;
United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer 1995-2000.

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