Does the U.S. government want an informed populace?
Maybe I should have hit Yes. The government as a Whole as a Nation...Yes. Government as in Congress as in rotten politicians who want to control, manipulate & get reelected...NO,NO!
USA has dropped so far in education
The snowden and manning cases seems to answer this question
Of course not, they want government dependents.
You have much more power over people who need you to get by...
If the general public knew all that was going on, we would be in the midst of the Second American Revolution.
Most groups in any sort of power don't want an informed populace. It usually leads to the people seeing the shortfalls that group.
An-cap you should check out the latest SoH on air. I think tony describes the situation this question asks about really really well. I totally agree.
I take a look at it later tonight. :-)
Of course not fear keeps people in line. Knowledge banishes fear.