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Tuesday, January 14, 2003

More on scientific openness....In the January 13 issue of The Scientist, Willie Schatz offers his summary of the swirling currents at the recent NAS conference on national security and research in the life sciences. Pressure to classify more research is increasing and resistance to this pressure is also increasing. Quoting John Hamre, president of CSIS: "The security community looks at the scientific community as at best disobedient and at worst traitorous. The scientific community looks at the security guys as a bunch of dopes. Both views are terribly wrong, of course."