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A 30-Month FOIA Struggle for Still-Hidden Findings

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The managing editor of the Dothan (Ala) Eagle related the paper’s two year effort to get Army records on four helicopter crashes at nearby Fort Rucker. It took 18 months, including two follow-up letters and three phone calls, to get an interim response and another six months before the first bit of information was provided. The rest arrived over the next six months. Alas, the Army redacted the analysis of what happened and the recommendations for operational improvements, wrote ME Ken Tuck. (4/28/08)