Foia Noah talks with Tom Blanton, the director of the National Security Archive, about the Archive's 12-year project of acquiring an internal CIA report analyzing the Bay of Pigs military operation under the Freedom of Information Act. Blanton says that the release of the information had less to do with goodwill on the part of the Central Intelligence Agency...and more to do with the increasing competition for money amongst government agencies. He also says that the report was not destroyed because of the internal culture of the CIA and concern at the agency about repeating its mistakes. Blanton says that the Freedom of Information Act has been essential in the preservation of many of these kinds of reports, and talks about the kind of research that needs to go into an FOIA document request. (ATTENTION STATIONS: An online version of the report can be found at http://www.seas.gwu.edu/nsarchive/)
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Noah talks with Tom Blanton, the director of the National Security Archive, about the Archive's 12-year project of acquiring an internal CIA report analyzing the Bay of Pigs military operation under the Freedom of Information Act. Blanton says that the release of the information had less to do with goodwill on the part of the Central Intelligence Agency...and more to do with the increasing competition for money amongst government agencies. He also says that the report was not destroyed because of the internal culture of the CIA and concern at the agency about repeating its mistakes. Blanton says that the Freedom of Information Act has been essential in the preservation of many of these kinds of reports, and talks about the kind of research that needs to go into an FOIA document request. (ATTENTION STATIONS: An online version of the report can be found at http://www.seas.gwu.edu/nsarchive/)