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CIA employee’s quest to release information
‘destroyed my entire career’

Washington Post, by Greg Miller

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Posted By:FlyRight, 7/5/2014 8:10:50 AM

His CIA career included assignments in Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq, but the most perilous posting for Jeffrey Scudder turned out to be a two-year stint in a sleepy office that looks after the agency’s historical files.It was there that Scudder discovered a stack of articles, hundreds of histories of long-dormant conflicts and operations that he concluded were still being stored in secret years after they should have been shared with the public. To get them released, Scudder submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act — a step that any citizen can take, but one that is highly unusual for

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/5/2014 8:59:49 AM     (No. 9911744)

what madness...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bogeegolf, 7/5/2014 9:36:48 AM     (No. 9911763)

Gee I wonder why nobody is talking about Bengahzi?

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