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Since 2015, The Foilies have served as an annual opportunity to name-and-shame the uncoolest government agencies and officials who have stood in the way of public access. Read more»

The entrance to Camp 1 in Guantanamo Bay's Camp Delta. The base's detention camps are numbered based on the order in which they were built, not their order of precedence or level of security.

Young soldiers at Guantanamo Bay would have been in grade school when the 9/11 attacks occurred. But the government is making sure the terrorist attacks are fresh in their minds. Read more»

A predator drone

There have been nine drone strikes reported in Yemen in the past two weeks – an uptick apparently connected to the Al Qaeda threat that shut down U.S. embassies across the Middle East and Africa. As many as six civilian deaths have also been reported. Read more»

Detainees at Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Jan. 11, 2002

The United States revealed the names and nationalities of 48 Guantanamo captives considered impossible to try yet unsafe to release. Read more»

Congress exempts itself from a number of laws that apply to the private sector and the executive branch. Read more»

Former Secretary of the Army Peter Geren told ProPublica that he was never told about the extent of the problem of missing war records.

A failure to create and maintain the types of field records that have documented American conflicts since the Revolutionary War has complicated efforts by soldiers to claim benefits and makes it harder for military strategists to learn the lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more»

The day after Jim Butler learned his son had died in Iraq in 2003, a U.S. Army casualty officer showed up at the family's small ranch to explain what happened. Your son was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in the city of As Samawah, the officer said. But he had no other details to offer. For the grieving father, it wasn't enough. Read more»

The Obama administration has pledged to improve the government’s responsiveness to Freedom of Information Act requests, but major delays still plague many federal agencies. Read more»