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President Bush signs law to extend Nazi War Crimes records panel

[JURIST] President Bush signed SB 384 [bill summary] into law Friday, extending the existence of the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group [official website] by two years, through March 27, 2007. The panel was established under the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act of 1998 [PDF text], and is charged with declassifying federal documents pertaining to Nazi war criminals. The new legislation is in response to the CIA's reluctance to release information related to the agency's Cold War espionage against the former Soviet Union. Reuters has more.

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