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Army backs down on classified data threat

The U.S. Army has apologized for threatening to prosecute an open-government advocacy group after it republished a document copied from a military Web site. An official with the U.S. Army Services and Operations Agency on Wednesday accused the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) of publishing a secret government document about acquiring military hardware–before backing down a few hours later. “Reproducing a secret publication on a public Web site is a serious issue with federal criminal implications,” Thomas Harman, chief of the Army’s electronic library branch, had written in an e-mail message to FAS. Full Story

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