2007 MND–B Report on the PJCC Karbala Attack

David Scantling filed this request with the United States Central Command - CENTCOM 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 2007 document titled "MND–B OPSUM of 21JAN07 Attack of PJCC in Karbala" by the Multi-National Division–Baghdad ("MND–B").

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.

Sincerely,

David Scantling

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

A no responsive documents response.

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Scantling,

USCENTCOM mailed our official response to you on 8 March 2017 to the following address: Mr. David Scantling, DEPT MR 33542, 411A Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts 02144-2516. This case was closed on 9 March 2017.

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Steven

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