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Restrictions to FOIA in two bills

Is it the “Abu Ghraib Protection Act?” by Jamie Noguchi, The National Security Archive, 6 Oct 2005.

After failing in 2000, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is again seeking an exception from disclosure of vast quantities of important Defense Department records currently available under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The provision currently is included in the Defense Authorization Bill (S. 1042) and the Intelligence Authorization Bill (S. 1803). The provision would allow the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency to place the DIA’s “operational files” completely outside the purview of the FOIA.

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