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This week’s FOIA Round-up: Afghanistan papers, University of Michigan’s $1.2 million NDAs, and a massive ruling in Virginia

This week’s FOIA Round-up: Afghanistan papers, University of Michigan’s $1.2 million NDAs, and a massive ruling in Virginia

Our weekly collection of the biggest stories from FOIA

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FBI investigation shows the DOJ’s surprising tolerance for leaks … when they come from the DOJ

FBI investigation shows the DOJ’s surprising tolerance for leaks … when they come from the DOJ

On April 14, 1987 the Village Voice once again made itself the target of a Federal Bureau of Investigation leak investigation when it published an article based on a leaked memo apparently confirming an Iran-Contra cover-up, amidst leaks and counter-leaks by whistleblowers and politically maneuvering Reagan Administration officials.

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This week’s FOIA round-up: CIA secrecy around torture suspect’s body, journalists create a police use of force database in New Jersey, and the University of Arizona spends $1.4 million on legal fees

This week’s FOIA round-up: CIA secrecy around torture suspect’s body, journalists create a police use of force database in New Jersey, and the University of Arizona spends $1.4 million on legal fees

For this week’s FOIA round-up, the Central Intelligence Agency won’t tell the family of a tortured suspect where his body is, journalists file over 500 public records request to track police use of force in New Jersey, and the University of Arizona spends big money on NCAA corruption investigations.

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Pentagon moves to restrict public knowledge of progress in Afghanistan

Pentagon moves to restrict public knowledge of progress in Afghanistan

Yesterday’s Quarterly Report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan had a very different tone from the President’s remarks regarding transparency on efforts in the Middle East. While it may be true, as Trump claims, that “We no longer tell our enemies our plans,” according to the SIGAR report, we’re no longer telling Congress, much less the American people, either.

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SIGAR finds millions wasted in Afghanistan economic development efforts

SIGAR finds millions wasted in Afghanistan economic development efforts

In the latest release from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the agency found that recent U.S.-funded economic development projects in the Middle Eastern country have been largely unsuccessful, and with little to show for the $823 million appropriated to the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations, a temporary organization tasked from 2010 through 2014 with executing economic development projects in Afghanistan.

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