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WASHPOST, NYTIMES knew about secret drone base, but complied with White House request not disclose to public


US news organisations are facing accusations of complicity after it emerged that they bowed to pressure from the Obama administration not to disclose the existence of a secret drone base in Saudi Arabia despite knowing about it for a year.

Amid renewed scrutiny over the Obama administration’s secrecy over its targeted killing programme, media analysts and national security experts said the revelation that some newspapers had co-operated over the drone base had reopened the debate over the balance between freedom of information and national security.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/feb/06/us-newspapers-accused-complicity-drone

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