ATF Will Allow Allow Publication of Agent’s Book on “Fast and Furious”


The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives now says it will allow publication of an insider’s look at the failed gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious, MainJustice reports. The bureau finished its review of “The Unarmed Truth” this week, demanding several redactions to protect sensitive law enforcement information.

In 2010, Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed in a shootout with Mexican bandits, and guns from the Fast and Furious operation were found at the scene. Agent John Dodson, who wrote the book at issue, blew the whistle on the operation to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Ia.) Last week, Grassley and House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-Ca.), complained to ATF director B. Todd Jones that the agency was blocking publication of Dodson’s book.

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