U.S. Court of Appeals Rejects CIA’s Motion to Squash Lawsuit on Bay of Pigs History
National Security Archive Freedom of Information Case to Receive Full Hearing
CIA and Justice Department Argued That Release of Draft History Would "Confuse the Public"
Posted – December 7, 2012
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Washington, DC, December 7, 2012 — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit yesterday rejected the CIA’s attempt to shortcut the National Security Archive‘s lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the last still-secret history of the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.
With the ruling, the Archive has moved a step closer to compelling openness for the only remaining unreleased volume of a draft history of the Bay of Pigs operation, written by a CIA staff historian in the 1980s. One volume of the five-volume history reached the public through the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board’s action in the 1990s; and the Archive filed its FOIA lawsuit for the remaining volumes in April 2011, on the 50th anniversary of the failed CIA-sponsored invasion of Cuba.
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