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CIA closes office that declassifies historical materials

CIA closes office that declassifies historical materials, By Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times (August 21, 2013).

“The Historical Collections Division is the latest casualty of sequester cuts. The office handling Freedom of Information Act requests will take over the work.

“…Some of the declassification is required by law, so the Historical Collections Division, which focused on discretionary declassification involving topics that scholars found compelling, was the easiest target for trimming costs….”

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