Redaction, redaction, redaction and huge search fees are the common tactics of the federal government, who want to keep their secrets secret from you ,the taxpayer. One example?
“After Emily Willard with the National Security Archives sent a FOIA request for information about two incidents involving members of the Mexican cartel to the Defense Intelligence Agency, the DIA tracked down a National Security Agency document and sent it to that agency for review.
The NSA responded to Willard by saying it could not release any part of the document and attached her original FOIA request to its response.
The agency had gone through her letter and redacted portions of a document she herself had written, including her own name.”