Senate votes to extend opening of CIA Nazi agent files

[JURIST] The US Senate voted Wednesday to continue the declassification of files that may reveal CIA agents who were hired despite their prior affiliation with the German Nazi party. The CIA reversed its objections last month concerning the disclosure of what former Nazis and Nazi SS officers did for the agency and its predecessor the Office of Strategic Services [CIA backgrounder]. The bill [THOMAS text] would extend the declassification period 2 years, thereby enabling a greater number of documents to be made public. AP has more.



 

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