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Officially declare (information or documents) to be no longer secret.‘government documents were declassified’
- ‘Experience shows that commissions require, on average, a year or two to report their results - and even more time to declassify their reports so they can be released for public discussion.’
- ‘Teller also proposes that the majority of classified UFO documents should be declassified.’
- ‘To some extent, the U.S. has already embarked on this effort by declassifying thousands of pages of official documents.’
- ‘The story was only pieced together when German and New Zealand records were declassified in the early 1980s.’
- ‘Consequently, I have determined that it is in the public interest and the best interest of law enforcement to declassify this information.’
- ‘Sometimes there are national security documents that won't be declassified for years.’
- ‘Though they were declassified in 1998, this is the first time that the documents have been made public.’
- ‘But prior to publication, all documents from the Presidential Archive are declassified, as are documents held in the archives of the former KGB.’
- ‘Fifty years later, the German government still refuses to declassify its own records on the subject.’
- ‘The CIA refuses to declassify the documents involved.’
- ‘Specifically, she noted that Congress does, in fact, have the authority to declassify information.’
- ‘The American Freedom of Information Act declassified the trial records.’
- ‘The material was a vital source of intelligence on the Soviet bloc for many years during the Cold War and was only declassified by Nato 10 years ago.’
- ‘Only the president can declassify information.’
- ‘It could be a while before the government declassifies information about its ‘secret ‘underground bases there.’
- ‘The former Soviet KGB archives that have been recently declassified prove their guilt.’
- ‘Since 1976, the Foreign Ministry has declassified diplomatic documents when they become roughly 30 years old.’
- ‘The U.S. State Department has just declassified government documents from the mid 1960s.’
- ‘The law requires the State Department to declassify this material, and yet it is failing to do so.’
- ‘Some relevant documents have now been declassified, however.’
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