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    After Pentagon Leak, Democrats and Republicans Unite to Reform Classification System

    After Pentagon Leak, Democrats and Republicans Unite to Reform Classification System

    A bipartisan group of senators is pushing to overhaul how the U.S. handles classified information, an effort spurred partly by the recent alleged leaks of top secret Pentagon documents on an internet forum by an National Guardsman.

    The package of bills unveiled Wednesday by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., and other senators from both parties takes aim at overclassification, which senators say impedes the ability to protect truly sensitive information, and insider threats exemplified by the criminal charges against the Massachusetts airman, who had a clearance and access.

    “We've got a byzantine, bizarre, bureaucratic system that has not kept up with the times,” Warner said at a news conference unveiling the proposal. “Consequently, we continue to vastly overclassify huge amounts of information, while at the same time not fully protecting our nation's most important secrets.”

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    “We've, as a matter of fact, so overclassified that our has said that that level of overclassification leads to a hindrance of working smoothly with our allies around the world,” he said.

    Senators have been working on the proposal for months, first driven by the discovery of classified documents in the homes and private offices of former President Donald Trump, President Joe Biden and…

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