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Archive for March, 2014

* Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.): “If you screw up in government, just mark it top secret.”

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 17, 2014

USAMRIID, FOIA, FBI, Ivins

Obama Admin Censoring on the Rise

Though the Obama administration has promised since its first day in power to increase government transparency, it has failed to do so, according to a new analysis by the Associated Press. It reveals that last year, the Obama administration censored more government files and outright denied access to them under the Freedom of Information Act more often than ever. Last year, the government denied access on national-security grounds 8,496 times, a 57 percent increase from the previous year and more than double Obama’s first year in office. Last year the government censored or denied access to documents in 244,675 cases, or 36 percent of all requests.

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said, “I’m concerned the growing trend toward relying upon FOIA exemptions to withhold large swaths of government information is hindering the public’s right to know. If you screw up in government, just mark it top secret.”

source: http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2014/03/17/obama-admin-censoring-on-the-rise.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=cheatsheet_morning&cid=newsletter%3Bemail%3Bcheatsheet_morning&utm_term=Cheat%20Sheet

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* NYT MH370: “Yazid Sufaat, a Malaysian who studied biochemistry at California State University and experimented with biological weapons for Al Qaeda before Sept. 11, proposed crashing a commercial airliner into a passing American warship, the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk, according to a local intelligence report cited in Mr. Conboy’s book on Jemaah Islamiyah,” The Second Front.”

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 17, 2014

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* Kuala Lumpur AQ plotter Yazid Sufaat’s plan was to have a suicide operative crash an airliner into a US warship.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 15, 2014

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* 1996 Assessment: USAMRIID was mainly concerned with animal activists and was underestimating the risk of a terrorist threat

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 14, 2014

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* This Scientist Told The FBI That Aberdeen Proving Ground Might Be Involved With Dry Work

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 14, 2014

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* FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY: In November 2001, the IG inspected the three Army facilities that stored anthrax: USAMRIID, Dugway and Aberdeen

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 13, 2014

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* A ’98 Vulnerability Assessment of Ft. Detrick Assessed The Threat By PETA and ALF to be higher than the Egyptian Islamic Jihad; senior EIJ leaders had not yet publicly announced Zawahiri’s intention to use anthrax as a weapon against the US

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 13, 2014

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* Jahrling deposition: Colonel Elliott from IG’s Office wrote scathing report that USAMRIID was not taking security seriously

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 9, 2014

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* USG’s expert Salerno testified that pathogens can be stolen from petri dishes, cell cultures, environmental samples, animal carcasses, as well as refrigerated or freeze-dried forms

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 9, 2014

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* DXer: A motherlode of documents attached to Dr. Reynolds Salerno’s deposition!

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 8, 2014

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