Banning Books In the (Woefully Misguided) Name of Keeping Secrets

Banning Books In the (Woefully Misguided) Name of Keeping Secrets

Abby Zimet

Having decided they don't want
us to read it, the Pentagon is trying to buy up - and destroy - all
10,000 copies of Anthony Shaffer's new Afghan War memoir,

"Operation Dark Heart," an account of Shaffer's involvement at Bagram
and in various clandestine operations. The Pentagon's heavy-handed move
seems sure to boost sales or at least online interest, for which we
thank them.  

 "The government is going to make this book famous." - Steven Aftergood of the Project on Government Secrecy.


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