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Defense Intelligence Agency Seeks FOIA Exemption

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Secrecy News reports that the Defense Intelligence Agency is again seeking legislation that would exempt its “operational files” from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. The DIA sought a similar exemption five years ago but it was was rejected by Congress. National Security Archive Director Tom Blanton said at the time the exemption would keep information on foreign military abuses from human rights investigators. The Department of Defense included the provision in its 2006 budget authorization bill. (4/26/05)