RUMSFELD: TOO MUCH ON MILITARY WEB Thousands of unclassified documents have been taken down from military web sites since 9/11. But it's still not enough, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld told his troops in a memo this week. More than 1,500 items marked "sensitive" and "for official use only" made their way online last year, Rumsfeld contends. He has ordered military webmasters to make sure it doesn't happen any more.The Federation of American Scientists' Steven Aftergood told News.com that Rumsfeld's order over-reaches.
"I'm concerned that it sends a chilling signal that will only accelerate the withdrawal of public information from the Web," Aftergood said. "If he had said anything like operational plans should not be on the Web, I'd be hard pressed to disagree with that. But what he said is that anything that might be useful to an adversary should not be on the Web. And that is overreaching, because anything could be useful to an adversary."