FOIA site helps reporters

A useful tool for those sending FOIA requests to the DoD or departments.
The tool give you the percentage of requests denied, average length of time, backlog, previously sent FOIA requests, what other journalists are searching for. [Read more…]

Veterans data center

Submitted by Frederick Paul Wellman:

One of our regular clients for ScoutComms, the Housing Assistance Council, has created a fascinating online database for veterans issues ranging from national level statistics all the way down to county-by-county breakouts of veteran numbers on healthcare, homelessness, employment and a number of other categories. I think it might be a great resource for you as you cover veterans stories in the future. Offering it up for you to leverage for what can sometimes be a complicated set of the population to get data on:

Bales Incident Report Available

MRE_150CENTCOM has released the Bales incident report after an FOIA request was made. Below is the link to the PDF file.

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The DoD’s Law of War Manual

Note (Aug. 18, 2015): The Pentagon deleted its copy from their websites. They are now reviewing and revising the document. We will keep you informed on any revisions.

Below it the link to the Law of War Manual released June 2015.

Department of Defense Law of War Manual