4.8 *Million* people have clearance to classified information.
– *sidenote* that has nothing to do with this article whatsoever- FYI: what we now in the world recognise as the “Collateral Murder” video, was circulated widely through various branches of US military (who also did not have the clearance to view this supposed “classified” information) for almost two years; some of which, also forwarded the video to civilians for their perusal – however, no one will come forward and testify in court to this commonly known information. Therefore, that tidbit of information is insubmissable in Court.
.. Just thought you might be interested in knowing that too.. anyway, moving on to the article about classified info, secrecy and clearance as documented by 2011 Report on Security Clearance Determinations.
“The roster of people who are allowed to know secrets is itself so secret, it’s impossible to even assemble a single, decent list.”