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January 21, 2008
The Collaboration on Government Secrecy Community Conference on the new FOIA Amendments, held January 16, 2008, is available online (streaming or download).
October 24, 2007
Administration of Torture: A Documentary Record from Washington to Abu Ghraib and Beyond
A new documentary collection on detainee abuse edited by two ACLU attorneys has just been published by Columbia University Press under the title “Administration of Torture: A Documentary Record from Washington to Abu Ghraib and Beyond.” The book reproduces hundreds of government documents, including interrogation directives, FBI e-mails, autopsy reports, and investigative files. Most of the documents were obtained as a result of an ongoing legal battle over a Freedom of Information Act request filed in October 2003 by the ACLU and other human rights and anti-war groups.
Visit the ACLU’s web site for more information.
October 23, 2007
National Personnel Records Center Opens more than Six Million New Military Personnel Files
“The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC website) will open for the first time all of the individual Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) of Army, Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard military personnel who served and were discharged, retired or died while in the service, prior to 1946. Collectively, these files comprise more than six million records. This is the second step in the progressive opening of the entire paper and microfiche OMPF collection of over 57 million individual files. Additional military personnel records will be made available to the public each year through 2067 until the entire collection is opened.”