9566Re: [G104] TM 9-737 T1E3 Mine Exploder
- Jan 28, 2013Not that reclassification does much good for copies already “out there,” it would prevent the public getting them from government sources like the National Archives. And someone selling originals or copies could get into trouble now, but chances are they wouldn’t know about the reclassification until the Feds came knocking on their door.One female customer some years ago (mid-90s) bitched at me for selling copies of a report about Wingate’s Chindit expedition that included details of how to blow up a bridge (among other things, but that was the specific example she used), claiming such would help terrorists. That same report is still available from the National Archives, where I got it from in the 70s, and I’m still selling it. A lot of material is available that could help anyone do damage to all sorts of things (and people). Remember the late Chuck Hansen, who wrote a book about the U.S.’s nuclear weapons? He did it using only declassified, publicly available materials, yet the government took him to court for publishing “classified” material.There’s a saying about locking the barn door after the horses have gotten out...RayRay,That is mostly, but not completely, true. The US goverment has reclassified two sets of WW2 data that it had previously made "Approved for Public Release".The first set is nuclear data related to the calutron and various other A-bomb making techniques were reclassified after the 1st Gulf War in the mid 1990's, after the full undersranding of Iraq's Ba'athist nuclear weapons program came out.The second set related to WW2 offensive chemical warfare manuals in 2005, which came after the attempted April 2004 Al-Qaeda Chemical bombing of Amman, Jordan.I have run into both "reclassification blocks" in my research on the end of the Pacific War.
From: Ray Merriam <merriampress@...>
Sent: Sun, January 27, 2013 5:10:46 PM
Subject: Re: [G104] TM 9-737 T1E3 Mine Exploder
All U.S. government publications and documents are in the public domain from the day they are created. Some, of course, may be protected by security classifications, but all WWII era publications have been declassified.Ray MerriamMerriam PressHi
Does anyone have a copy of TM 9-737 on the "Aunt Jemima" T1E3 mine exploder ?
Not sure of the copyright on this document, being ex-US military but I guess it's public domain now ?
I've tried all the usual suspects (Easy1, Military Info) etc but the only place I've found with a copy listed is the Dutch Leger Museum site, and they've just closed for a 2 year site relocation.
Thanks in advance.
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