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Pentagon May Have Illegally Classified Iraq Prison Report

HeadlineMay 07, 2004

The governnent’s chief classifier has begun investigating whether the Pentagon illegally classified its internal study on prison conditions. The law bars government agencies from classifying reports in order to conceal illegal or criminal activity. The Pentagon has yet to explain why the report — which was eventually leaked to New Yorker reporter Seymour Hersh — was classified.

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