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Re: Cosmic Top Secret

From: Richard Hall"<hallrichard99.nul>
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 22:50:09 +0000
Archived: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 10:41:56 -0400
Subject: Re: Cosmic Top Secret

>From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 10:33:07 -0800
>Subject: Re: Cosmic Top Secret

>>From: Jan Aldrich <project1947.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 22:25:34 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Cosmic Top Secret

>>>From: Stanton Friedman <fsphys.nul>
>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 21:41:59 -0400
>>>Subject: Re: Cosmic Top Secret

>>>>From: Anthony Cipoletta <cipey.nul>
>>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>>Subject: Cosmic Top Secret
>>>>Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 19:04:44 -0500

>>>3. The GAO, in its search for Roswell related documents, noted
>>>on page 80 of their 400+ page overview background package that
>>>they had noted documents classified TOP SECRET RESTRICTED even
>>>though they had been told (Majestic 12) that no such designation
>>>was in use at the time (1954).

>>No, this is incorrect. I believe you are talking about
>>Restricted Data and Formerly Restricted Data both of which refer
>>to nuclear related information. Again, I would like to see such
>>a document that can be independently obtained from an archives.

>Jan, Anthony, Stan,

>I'm totally confused about the "restricted' classification.

>In a letter to the Command General, Air Material Command, on the
>subject 'flying Disks', dated 30,December,1947, General L.C
>Craigie assigned the security classification of "restricted" to
>project Sign. Why was that the case if 'Restricted' wasn't a
>common classification and only used with nuclear research? Can
>any of you comment on that fact?


Even I, as a non-military person, can comment on that.

"Restricted" was a common and very low-level classification
during and after WWII, but it was a stand-alone classification,
not combined with other terms such as TOP SECRET.

As a teenager I was delighted when my cousin's husband, who was
a Naval officer during WWII and an aircraft recognition officer
as one of his duties, used to give me official Navy aircraft
recognition journals with RESTRICTED on the cover, and also the
black, hard rubber military aircraft models used in his
profession; a set of them is now on display in the Smithsonian
facility in Maryland.

Other than codeword stuff which I think came later, the basic
classifications in that era were TOP SECRET, SECRET,

Jan Aldrich and others can tell you when the lesser categories
were removed or downgraded, or the definitions were changed.

 - Dick

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