For decades, he said, officials lied or withheld the truth about the extent of civilian exposure to nuclear tests and its health consequences.
But it has found no evidence that officials deliberately withheld material.
But American officials withheld the major's testimony from the Salvadoran investigation for nearly a year.
Many officials and political leaders today withheld any comment on the proposal, while others ridiculed it.
The officials withheld their names because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Trustees and officials of other institutions withheld their views about Adelphi, but some said they were following events closely.
Friends of the Earth claim that this in effect allows ministers and officials to withhold details.
The officials withheld the woman's identity, saying they were doing so at her request.
Iranian officials otherwise withheld formal comment about the decision.
In addition, it would authorize officials to withhold other information on the grounds of professional secrecy.