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Thursday, May 31, 2001


"But on what legal basis is it now possible for the United States, as made manifest through the CIA, to supervise the shooting down of small airplanes thousands of miles outside the jurisdiction? The answer comes in the form of a decision memorandum signed by President Bill Clinton in June of 1994, bringing "closure," to use a fashionable term, to acrimony within the administration on this issue. The documents in question are all available from the National Security Archive, whose Kate Doyle sued for them under the Freedom of Information Act."