Douglas Jehl – writing in The New York Times – exposes that despite earlier disclosures, the CIA has refused to hand over hundreds of thousands of pages of additional documents sought by a government working group, the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group. The CIA is required to hand over the papers under a 1998 law known as the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act.

A book, “U.S. Intelligence and the Nazis,” that was released by the working group in May provided a partial picture of those dealings. It has shown that the U.S. government worked closely with Nazi war criminals and collaborators, allowing many of them to live in the United States after World War II.