United States Government Secrecy - Sharing of Classified Information With Other Countries

Sharing of Classified Information With Other Countries

In cases where the United States wishes to share classified information bilaterally (or multilaterally) with a country that has a sharing agreement, the information is marked with "REL TO USA," (release) and the three-letter country code.

For example, if the U.S. wanted to release classified information to the government of Canada, it would mark the document "REL TO USA, CAN". There are also group releases, such as NATO or UKUSA. Those countries would have to maintain the classification of the document at the level originally classified (Top Secret, Secret, etc.).

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... In cases where the United States wishes to share classified information bilaterally (or multilaterally) with a country that has a sharing agreement, the information is marked with "REL TO ... wanted to release classified information to the government of Canada, it would mark the document "REL TO USA, CAN" ... Those countries would have to maintain the classification of the document at the level originally classified (Top Secret, Secret, etc.) ...

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