Censorship

Former DIA Officer Can Sue Pentagon, CIA for Censoring Book

"Operation Dark Heart" detailed events in the early days of the Afghanistan War

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Longtime Defense Intelligence Agency officer Anthony Shaffer has standing to sue the Pentagon and CIA for censoring his best-selling book "Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan and the Path to Victory," a federal judge ruled.

In his 2010 complaint, Shaffer claimed the spy agencies blacked out material from 250 pages of his 320-page book, which offers "a direct, detailed eyewitness account of the 2003 'tipping-point' of the war in Afghanistan and provides an unemotional examination of the events and decisions where mistakes were made in strategy."