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Among the many interesting facts about the super-secret National Security Agency is the fact that, for decades, it has published its own in-house technical journal, written by and for agency employees.

Titled Cryptolog: The Journal of Technical Health, its existence has been known for years, having been mentioned in books about the agency by authors like James Bamford. But its contents, like so much else about the agency and its work, have remained a secret.

That changed today, when the NSA declassified about a quarter century of back issues of the publication running from 1974 to 1997. You can have a look at the results here.

In its first issue, the magazine explains its mission in a

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And that a nation - ANY nation - has things they wish to keep mum about is news?

Why is it that only the United States is criticized for wanting to keep secrets?

Do you think that the NSA is the only organization of its kind in existence? Puh-lease; the direct ancestor of the NSA/AFSA is not even American.

Quite a few countries have organizations and agencies dedicated to protecting things the nation deems secret and pilfering the secrets of others - and yes, I'm even including theocracies (not just Iran - the olderst known intelligence service is run by the State of the Vatican). To think otherwise is to be sailing on the Royal Barge on the Egyptian River.

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And that a nation - ANY nation - has things they wish to keep mum about is news?

Why is it that only the United States is criticized for wanting to keep secrets?

Do you think that the NSA is the only organization of its kind in existence? Puh-lease; the direct ancestor of the NSA/AFSA is not even American.

Quite a few countries have organizations and agencies dedicated to protecting things the nation deems secret and pilfering the secrets of others - and yes, I'm even including theocracies (not just Iran - the olderst known intelligence service is run by the State of the Vatican). To think otherwise is to be sailing on the Royal Barge on the Egyptian River.

Where in the thread/article are the US being criticized for keeping secrets?

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I get it monthly in hardcover. :shiftyninja:

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Keeping secrets is a necessary part of any government. These small tidbits offers an amazing look into our government's underworld.

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