The New York Times
Letter to theEditor
Mark Fallon, a retired SpecialAgent with the Naval Investigative Service, wrote an Op-Ed (published in the Times, April 3, 2019) explaining his disagreement with the NIS requirement he submit any proposed publications for pre-approval. This is not an uncommon requirement for men and women throughout the government who served in national security agencies. Fallon has joined two other retirees who object to review of their writings before publication
This is my letter:
“If Mark Fallon could be trusted to do sensitive work for 31 years, then he ought to be trusted not to reveal classified information now.
“Censorship is anathema, even when called “prepublication review.” “
Francis X. Archibald
Mount Pleasant, S.C.