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Reporter Sues Pentagon for Release of Iraq Oil Report

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Investigative reporter Jeff Gerth sued the Pentagon for a pre-war report on Iraq’s oil industry that was prepared by a Halliburton subsidiary on contract to the Defense Department. Gerth said the report allegedly provided a much bleaker assessment of the industry that the one made public by the Bush Administration. The Pentagon has refused to release the report, citing “national defense” and “‘foreign policy’ secrets.” (4/10/08)