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FAS: Pentagon Asks Congress to Exempt Sensitive Military Data from FOIA

The Defense Department has called on Congress to exempt sensitive and unclassified information on military rules of engagement, tactics, techniques and procedures from the Freedom of Information Act, the Federation of American Scientists reported Tuesday.

DoD said in the department’s proposed measures for inclusion in the fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill that public interest does not outweigh the potential risks from the public dissemination of TTP information.

Section 1003 of the proposed FY 2018 defense would authorize DoD to deny public requests for sensitive data on military TTPs and rules of engagement.

FAS reported the defense secretary will personally determine if the disclosure of specific TTP data would offer adversaries an operational military advantage.

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