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Captured documents made available

ODNI News Release No. 7-06, March 16, 2006, Office of Director of National Intelligence.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence announces the initial public release of documents and media captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The materials have been posted to the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Office website

Audio, video and text files are available and searchable by keyword. The press release points to Foreign Military Studies Office Joint Reserve Intelligence Center at http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/products-docex.htm which redirects to http://70.168.46.200/. New documents are being added every week.

The documents contained on this site were captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom and represent a dramatic departure from previous document release efforts which have historically taken place decades after the cessation of hostilities.

…The US Government has made no determination regarding the authenticity of the documents, validity or factual accuracy of the information contained therein, or the quality of any translations, when available.

There is a story about this here: Army puts files seized in Iraq on Web, by Alan Bjerga, (Jun. 12, 2006) SiliconValley.com.

The U.S. Army is the process of posting online 48,000 boxes of Arabic-language documents captured by U.S. troops during the war with Iraq.

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