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OPERATION DARK HEART in their beams. There was a big, V-shaped conference table and various openings to other tents/offices off the main area. The tents. Posts about operation dark heart written by Nate Jones and Dan Jenkins. Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan and the Path Shaffer sued the Department of Defense for the right to print an unredacted version in December In , the "Dark Contrast 2" (PDF).

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Operation Dark Heart Unredacted Pdf

Almost 10, copies of “Operation Dark Heart,” by Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer (ret.) were recently destroyed after being downloadd for $47, by. Results 1 - 17 of 17 Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan -- and the Path to Victory by Anthony Shaffer and a great. Operation Dark Heart tells the story of what really went on―and what went wrong ―in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer led a black-ops team on the forefront.

More Publishers know that controversy fuels book sales. Apparently, so does burning them. The Pentagon has only helped build buzz around "Operation Dark Heart," a firsthand account of special operations in Afghanistan, by burning 9, copies -- nearly all the first run. Destroying books isn't an everyday occurrence. In fact, the Pentagon says it has never destroyed copies of a book before. But in this case, the Pentagon contends that Lt. Anthony Shaffer's work includes classified information that shouldn't have been published and therefore it was the only option. On Sept. Martin's Press printed 50, copies of the book with supposedly classified information now blacked out. Even with redactions, the second run -- five times larger than the first -- is selling well. Time magazine noted that "Operation Dark Heart" hit No. In the digital age, it's nearly impossible to completely destroy anything. WikiLeaks, the secretive whistleblower site, called the Pentagon "Nazi punks" for burning the books and has already threatened to post an unredacted copy on the Internet.

Circuit established a two-step process for analyzing challenges to Government censorship of classified information:: The district court should first inspect the manuscript and consider any pleadings and declarations filed by the Government, as well as any materials filed by [plaintiff]. If the court enters such an order, then the Government may appeal and we will have to resolve the constitutional question. Generally, courts afford deference to Executive Branch classification decisions, see, e.

United States, F. McGehee, F. Prepublication review cases involve plaintiffs, like Lt.

Pentagon tries to buy entire print run of US spy expose Operation Dark Heart

Shaffer, who wish to publish information that they already possess. Such plaintiffs have a strong First Amendment interest in ensuring that Government censorship results from a proper classification of the censored portions.

Accordingly, the D. Circuit established a de novo review standard, giving deference to reasoned and detailed Government explanations of the classification decision.

See McGehee, F. CIA, F. ANALYSIS As to the first approved printing of Operation Dark Heart, the parties agreed in September to the revision of certain passages and the redaction of all text on which the parties could not agree to modifications, resulting in redactions from approximately pages.

On September 24, , St. Upon re-review, the parties agreed in October to redact passages. See Jan. After the October agreement, only 23 passages remained in dispute——passages that included material from Lt.

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February Congressional Testimony Lt. Shaffer filed a Declaration on June 6, , describing the preparation of testimony for both unclassified and classified hearings before the House Armed Service Committee and the official release of an unclassified version of the testimony. See Supplemental Shaffer Decl.


Shaffer and DIA. On February 10, , Lt. Shaffer provided DIA officials a single version of his proposed testimony for classification review.

On February 15, , Mr.

Fierro gave the prepared testimony back to Lt. Shaffer could use in the open congressional hearing and the other was a Top Secret version to be used in the closed congressional hearing. Fierro provided the unclassified, cleared copy to Lt. Shaffer in the presence of his attorney, Mr. See Zaid Decl.

Shaffer in the Book. See Resp. Supplemental Decl. Defendants contacted Mr. Fierro, who is now retired, to confirm the official release of the testimony. See 2d Langerman Decl. This story has been updated. Is actor Ned Beatty's name a national security secret?

Though Army reviewers signed off on the book in January, other military agencies had major objections, reported the New York Times earlier this month: Marcus Baram. Suggest a correction. Canada U. US News. World News. Social Justice.

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