Lawsuit seeks to unlock CIA’s secret history of Bay of Pigs invasion
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday fought to keep secret a CIA account of the 1961 Bay of Pigs debacle.
Half a century after the failed invasion of Cuba, and three decades after a CIA historian completed his draft study, an administration lawyer told a top appellate court that the time still isn’t right to make the document public.
“The passage of time has not made it releasable,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Mitchell P. Zeff told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
But in this latest battle over government secrecy and the lessons of history, judges Thursday sounded a tad skeptical about the Obama administration’s sweeping claims. At the least, judges on what is sometimes called the nation’s second most-powerful court suggested there could be a limit to how long government documents remain locked away.
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There are people who are still alive from that time who could be affected.
Pretty sure it's that.
Many of them probably in little havana playing at domino park in the afternoons.
Little known thing is that interest must be paid on insurance claims from the date the person died to the day the claim is paid. Castro came into power in the 50's - there are literally millionaires walking around Cuba & they have no idea.
Pretty sad if you think about it but don't even think the insurance company could contact the beneficiary's in Cuba due to the sanctions.