There are materials that have to be classified but it should be directly related to our nation security.
National security covers many things. Need I spell out everything so you could understand.
No. I understand perfectly what you said. Army PFCs, nor foreign journalists get to decide what should or should not be classified. Everything that is classified should be classified, just by virtue that it is. That blows your mind, right? Let me tell you why I think that's true.
We live in a representative republic where we elect people to manage our government. In our system, the Executive gets to decide solely, and without oversight what is or is not classified. Somebody has to be in charge. If we think too many things are classified, then we should elect a president who campaigns on just that platform - "I'm going to declassify more stuff". I wouldn't be hopeful such a platform would be compelling to many.