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The CIA refuses to provide documents sought by the U.S. government under a law requiring disclosure of classified records related to Nazi war criminals.
Under the 1998 law, the spy agency has already provided more than 1.2 million pages of documents. Some of the papers made public last year showed a closer relationship between the U.S. government and Nazi war criminals than had previously been understood.
But for nearly three years, the CIA has nixed requests for more records, Congressional officials and some members of a government working group told The New York Times.
The officials believe the stance seems to violate the law and say the agency has sometimes agreed to provide information about ex-Nazis, but not about the extent of the agency's dealings with them after World War II.
"There is still information that we believe the CIA has about the United States' involvement with former Nazis," said DeWine. "We need to get this information out."
Documents released last year indicate there was a closer relationship than previously thought between the United States and individuals with Nazi ties after WWII. A working group created to declassify the information is trying to determine exactly what they did for the CIA and the status of their employment.
This request challenges the CIA's deeply held reluctance to release any intelligence-related information and the law's broad mandate for disclosing details about Nazi war criminals.
A CIA spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity, acknowledged the agency is withholding some information, but said the law provides for an exemption when it comes to protecting sources and methods.
The CIA already has acknowledged that it or its predecessor agency, the Office of Strategic Services, had a relationship with some individuals later found to be war criminals and provided a general description of their operational tasks, the spokesman said.
Originally posted by twitchy
Realizing you have a problem is the first step.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Monday voted to extend by two years the life of a government panel charged with declassifying CIA documents that detail the spy agency's ties to former Nazis and war criminals.
The House of Representatives voted 391 to 0 on a bill that clears the way for the release of thousands of documents on former Nazis, including some who assisted in the CIA's Cold War espionage against the former Soviet Union.
The vote, which followed Senate approval on Feb. 16, sends the measure to President Bush for signing.
Oh and as for nukunuku. Your nothing but an ungrateful punk. There are so many countries out there who are far worse than we are, no country is perfect but for you to be so better and ungrateful for the freedoms you have is sickning. People like you who are anti american and do nothing but be pissed at america for ever little thing are discusting. You look at nothing but the negitve and you let it fuel your rage and hate for the government. Next thing you know you lost in this pissed off emotional none logical mindset, to the point that you make your name nukunuku, you make a bunny and a mushroom on a purple background you avatar, you hate america, and your contemplatingyour sexualty. Now im pissed becuase I know there are people like you out there who are so off the chart lost that they forgot what the word logic means.
[edit on 17-3-2005 by Theblind]