After Wikileaks, U.s. Tries To Shield Classified Data

After WikiLeaks, U.S. tries to shield classified data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday announced steps to clamp down on who can access classified information, seeking to avert another WikiLeaks-scale breach of military documents and diplomatic cables.

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