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The Nation

The armed services and defense contractors appear to be meeting Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger’s three-month goal, inspired by a Navy spy scandal, of reducing security clearances by 10%. Weinberger’s deadline for the cut expires today and some preliminary figures have been compiled, Pentagon officials said. When the cuts were ordered June 11, there were 4.3 million people with clearances ranging from confidential to secret to top secret.


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