President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered a review of how the nation keeps and classifies its secrets and instructed his top administration officials to lean toward disclosure when they can.Obama cites the need for transparency in government as the driver behind this effort, but near the end of the article appears a paragraph which I believe is at the root:
Obama said he didn't want to leave documents kept secret without a clear national security-based reason.
Obama aides have lamented overly aggressive classification and inconsistent restrictions. For instance, there are 107 unique markings for sensitive information and more than 130 different procedures to protect them.This is what happens when you elect a far-left community organizer/activist with zero background in national security and foreign policy affairs as president. He brings with him to the White House like-minded people who have responsibilities thrust upon them which are completely alien to them. So rather than learn the ropes and find out why such measures are necessary, they decide to change the rules to better suit their comfort zone, consequences be damned.
Elections have consequences.