CIA ALLOWED TO SUSTAIN COVER-UP OF BAY OF PIGS HISTORY

11 May 2012National Security Archive

Judge Denies Declassification of Final Volume of CIA Official Report on Invasion of Cuba

CIA Officials Defy Obama Directive on FOIA which states that “the Government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears.”

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CIA FORCED TO RELEASE LONG SECRET OFFICIAL HISTORY OF BAY OF PIGS INVASION

1 August 2011 — National Security Archive Update

National Security Archive lawsuit yields never-before-seen volumes of Massive Study; Agency continues to withhold Volume 5

For more information contact: Peter Kornbluh – 202/994-7000

Washington, D.C., August 1, 2011 – Pursuant to a FOIA lawsuit filed by the National Security Archive on the 50th anniversary of the infamous CIA-led invasion of Cuba, the CIA has released four volumes of its Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation. The Archive today posted volume 2, “Participation in the Conduct of Foreign Policy” which contains detailed information on the CIA’s negotiations with Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama and Great Britain on support for the invasion.

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