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Top Secret Restricted Documents Examples

From: John W. Auchettl <Praufo.nul>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 09:53:11 EST
Archived: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 07:53:07 -0500
Subject: Top Secret Restricted Documents Examples


Hi EBK & List,


Just back, so this is very late.

The whole system of classification is not as simple as some
would like us all to think. Those who approach the study from
the "UNCLASSIFIED" end of the life of an active document, get it
wrong most of the time.

By the time the "UNCLASSIFIED" stamp is applied, the original
classification may have changes many times or better still the
document is lost after originally being placed under a 'FOLDER'
or 'COVER SHEET' with other documents. When this method is
employed, you may never find the original classification and the
document will look clean. Many documents are destroyed under
this method.

With "UNCLASSIFIED", comes a box full of other tricks and
problems, such as - destruction, white out, cut out, and even
black out and so on.


EXAMPLE - COVER SHEET METHOD:

[1]. Australian Section, 8th US Army, Pacific.
War Diaries and Int Summary, Army Form C2116
1st June 1945 - 30th June 1945

War Diaries of Army Headquarter Units, Second World War.
(AWM52 Class 1)

[1.1]. Page 1 - This has the SECRET COVER sheet classification,
for the rest of the data or pages. ACROBAT READER 5.0
- 27Kb pdf File.

http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/praoz/zsecret/auchettl1.pdf

[1.2]. Page 2 - No classification! ACROBAT READER 5.0
- 29Kb pdf File.

http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/praoz/zsecret/auchettl2.pdf

Then we have the older system of SECRET classification, that
sometimes comes up due to old DoD or Government administration
practices. For example this "MOST SECRET" document:

[2]. MOST SECRET:

Frederick Shedden, Secretary of the Department of Defence, Australia.
Advises Prime Minister Curtin of the loss of HMAS Sydney.
MINUTE PAPER 1 - NAA: A5954, 2400/21 - 14 Nov 1941.

http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/praoz/zsecret/ms1941.htm

Then we have these documents.

[3]. TOP SECRET RESTRICTED:

Surface-to-Air Guided Weapons Policy.
Townsend Report3 on Surface-to-Air Weapons.
NAA: CRS A4940, C2977 1 & 2
NAA: CRS A4940, C3014 1 & 2 - 1959

http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/praoz/zsecret/tsr1959.htm


[4]. SECRET RESTRICTED:

Allied Geographical Section (AGS), US & Australian Army.
Southwest Pacific Area, Terrain Handbook 18, New Guinea - "BUT"
World War II - Publication, 24 March 1944.

(NOTICE: This is a large image page - 135Kb)

http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/praoz/zsecret/sr1944.htm


[5]. TOP SECRET RESTRICTED &
TOP SECRET SPECIALLY RESTRICTED CIRCULATION:

UK PRO: D0 35/8287; Chiefs of Staff Committee,
Confidential Annex to C.O.S. (57)70th
Meeting Held on Tuesday, September 10, 1957,
p1. (No Image).

UK System - see with reference: http://www.pro.gov.uk/


[6]. TOP SECRET GUARD:

Australian Archives (ACT): A1209/80 58/ 5155;
Memorandum by the Defence Committee,
Nuclear Weapons for the Australian Forces,
February 6, 1958, p3. (No Image).

[7]. TOP SECRET PERSONAL:

Australian Archives (ACT): A1209/23, 57/4067;
Department of Defence, Inwards Teleprinter
Message, from Hicks, Secretary of the
Department of Defence, to Sir Allen Brown,
Prime Ministers Department, Nuclear Weapons,
September, 4, 1958, p1. (No Image).


[8]. TOP SECRET AUSTEO:

Archives of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:
Unregistered document; Report by the Joint Planning Committee at
Meetings Concluding 2nd February, 1968, Department of Defence
File No. 67/1017, Report No. 8/1968, An Independent Australian
Nuclear Capability - Strategic Considerations, Annex, p21.
(AUSTEO = 'Australian Eyes Only') (No Image).


[9]. TOP SECRET AUSCANUKUS:

Releasable to Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United
States. (No Example or Image).


[10]. TOP SECRET UK EYES ONLY:

UK PRO: D0 35/8287; Ministry of Defence,
Supply of Nuclear Weapons to Australia,
Record of a Meeting held November 18, 1957,
p. 1 (Top Secret UK Eyes Only, 12/4/57).
(No Image).
UK System - see with reference: http://www.pro.gov.uk/

Then we have this most interesting way our Governments can hold
documents from us all! It's called the 'D NOTICE'.

[11]. D NOTICE:

Australia - D Notices are issued to the media on the authority
of the Defence, Press and Broadcasting Committee.

http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/praoz/zsecret/dnotices.htm


NOT MANY TS EXAMPLES:

It is important to note that TS (Top Secret) documents are not
common, after they get the "UNCLASSIFIED" stamp. Most documents
are in the 'Restricted' level and below. If you do a study on
their numbers, you will be most surprised.

The above are just some examples of TS levels in the system.


Regards to all,

John W. AUCHETTL




"Jan [Aldrich], you make it sound like every installation
follows the same set of rules. They don't all follow the same
rules. Some documents have unusual classifications..." S.
Friedman


"Yes [Jan Aldrich], a little reading would be a good idea."
S. Friedman


"The inexperienced leave out the levels in the classification
structure, they see the classification of documents as a
'document restriction system' (paper lock) when it is a 'human
restriction system' (human lock)." J. Auchettl

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Proclamation is not the same as investigation." Public


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