Originally Posted by MrsKent26
It is logical. Since when are governments always 100% forthcoming? Whether they're scared of Supes and fear retaliation or wanting to protect the one who protects them, I doubt they're telling anyone anything.
Information is power. If the government and only the government knows that Clark is superman, then:
1) They buy time;
2) They hold an intelligence advantage over Russia, China, etc in terms of alien affairs;
3) They have potential leverage over Clark/Superman if things ever turn sour;