Moving Past Slogans in the CIA Controversy

In an opinion piece on, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP partner Aitan Goelman sheds light on the controversy surrounding the release of memos detailing CIA interrogation methods. He discusses the delicate balance that must be struck between transparency and national security. Mr. Goelman writes, “it is often easier, and even politically advantageous, for an incoming administration to release documents that portray the previous administration in a bad light. The fact that the Obama administration is opposing release suggests that the government’s position is based on genuine national security concerns and not a bid to avoid embarrassment or political criticism.” Read the complete article online at

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