Read the State Department's highly classified cables on Dennis Rodman's 2013 visit to North Korea

Read the State Department’s highly classified cables on Dennis Rodman’s 2013 visit to North Korea

Much of the department’s records on “sports diplomacy” remain redacted under the national security exemption

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Edited by Michael Morisy

Back in 2013, MuckRock user Jasper Craven filed a FOIA request with the State Department for records regarding Dennis Rodman’s 2013 trip to North Korea. After nearly two years of processing, the agency released 18 pages of cables, almost completely redacted under the b(1) national security exemption.

Also included in the release were media clippings, which focused on the surreal nature of “sports diplomacy” …

and a equally redacted cable on the controversy regarding Studio Ghibli’s “The Wind Rises,” which was accused of romanticizing the Japanese Imperial army.

Read the full cables embedded below, or on the request page

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