Saturday, June 04, 2005

The Other GWOT: Curtailing the FOIA

The New York Review of Books reports that the NSA has summarily decided to reject all Freedom of Information Act requests from civilians. For example, "When petitioned under the FOIA for the aggregate intelligence budget for the year 1947, a matter of considerable interest to historians and none whatsoever to terrorists or other foreign adversaries, the CIA recently replied that it would not divulge the figure, on the absurd but insurmountable grounds that to do so would jeopardize national security."

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