Clearing Up Clearances: A Study of the Process for the Release of Army Authors' Writings for Publication.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In spite of official and unofficial encouragement to write, Army authors often experience real difficulties in obtaining clearance for publication. This essay examines the underlying authority for this clearance, describes the organizations which perform it, and outlines the actual process involved, using data gathered from Government regulations, Congressional documents, other related studies, and personal interviews with concerned officials. It then explores possible solutions to the major problems with the clearance process. Manuscripts dealing with policy matters appear to cause the two greatest of these complete denial or extreme delay of clearances. The study concludes that--short of ceasing to write on policy matters--there is little that Army writers can do to influence the situation except to first understand it and then to keep on trying to make it work.
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