CIA Can Keep Bay Of Pigs History Secret, DC Circ. Says

By Brian Mahoney (May 20, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT) -- A divided D.C. Circuit panel declined Tuesday to reverse a ruling allowing the CIA to keep secret a draft history of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, saying the draft was exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.

Drafts of the agency's official history's are "predecisional and deliberative," and therefore the agency is not obligated to make public the fifth volume of a history of the failed Cuban invasion penned by CIA historian Jack B. Pfeiffer in the 1970s, Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh said in the majority opinion.

"The exemption plainly applies in this case because the FOIA requester asked...

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