2006 NGIC Report on IRGC Operations in Iraq

David Scantling filed this request with the US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) of the United States of America.
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From: David Scantling

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following record:

The document titled "The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iraq", dated December 20, 2006, by the National Ground Intelligence Center ("NGIC") with a classification of "SECRET".

Although FOIA has always presumed that government records are open to public inspection, the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, Pub. L. 114-185, prohibits agencies from withholding records unless (1) “disclosure is prohibited by law” or (2) “the agency reasonably foresees that disclosure would harm an interest protected by” one of FOIA’s exemptions. 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(8)(A). Thus, in addition to FOIA favoring disclosure and requiring its exemptions to be narrowly construed, Section 552(a)(8)(A) prohibits agencies from using their discretion to broadly withhold records merely because they believe an exemption could technically apply.

The requested document will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


David Scantling

From: Landon, Jacqueline CIV USARMY 902 MI GRP (US)

Mr. Scantling,

This is in further response to your email of 20 March 2017 requesting to know the status of your request. Please be informed that the search for responsive
Information is continuing. Upon completion of the search your will be informed of the results.

From: US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Landon, Jacqueline CIV USARMY 902 MI GRP (US)

Please note that your request has been completed. You should be receiving our response by weeks end.

Thank you

From: US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)


The request in question has been completed and forwarded to you at the Somerville, MA address during March timeframe. You should have received the responsive information by now.

Thank you