William Arkin – Top Secret America

David chats with Washington Post journalist William Arkin about his latest book Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State. Based on a collection of articles by Arkin and his partner Dana Priest, this book traces the rise of government spending on security since 9/11 and uncovers the enormous size, shape, mission, and consequences of this invisible universe of over 1,300 government facilities in every state in America; nearly 2,000 outside companies used as contractors; and more than 850,000 people granted “Top Secret” security clearance.

Original Air Date: 06-12-2012

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