Overuse of Government Secret Operations
It seems to be common knowledge that our government has been involved in black operations. Some of these supposedly have involved assassinations of people. If the suppositions are true and the people running them believe they have justification for this type of action, they should never be hidden from public view forever. Complete secrecy equates to absolute power and "absolute power corrupts".
If powerful people running secret operations know that they must justify their actions to the public in a reasonable time period they are more likely to act properly. If the scope of the secret operation is also documented and revealed to the general public, in a reasonable amount of time, along with the operation’s details, there is less likelihood of our government being involved in less than honorable actions. Keeping secret operations subject to just congressional review is not good enough because politicians can be pressured to keep silent about poor policy decisions.Previous Issue Next Issue