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Monday, August 08, 2005

Our Fallen



The Pentagon has begrudgingly released images of our fallen soldiers, in settlement of a FOIA lawsuit filed by a University of Delaware professor:
On July 18, the parties filed a joint status report. On July 20, Begleiter received from the Department of Defense a CD containing more than two dozen images that had been censored in the April 2005 release of 721 images, as well as five photographs that were not previously released. On July 22, he received the Pentagon's written assurance that it would continue to process further FOIA requests for images and video of honor guard ceremonies taken in the period since the lawsuit was filed. On July 28, the parties filed with U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan their joint agreement to dismiss the case, and this week received the court's assent to the dismissal.
While this is a clear win for the freedom of information, there are no victors here... Only loss, grief, and despair.

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