Worthy Christian News » Israel-Palestinian Conflict » Freedom of Information Act May Force DOD to Declassify Report on Israel Nuclear Program
WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)-- Defense officials are fighting a three-year-old request under the Freedom of Information Act to release a 1987 report supposedly discussing Israel's nuclear technology, the Washington Examiner reported.
Grant Smith of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy filed the request in 2012 and raised the issue in court after he said the request "went nowhere" for several years. He has been a critic of many U.S. policies related to Israel and of what he believes to be the inordinate influence of Israel in the American government.
In a seldom-used legal move known as optional review, Pentagon officials have asked the Israeli government to review the report before they consider releasing it.
The Risk Report claimed "the United States approved the sale of powerful computers that could boost Israel's well-known but officially secret A-Bomb and missile programs" and identified the report only as "a 1987 Pentagon-sponsored study." --[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/legal-battle-to-publish-unclassified-dod-report-on-israeli-nukes-nears-end/article/2558386" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]