2007 Report on Iranian Operations in Iraq

David Scantling filed this request with the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States of America.
Tracking # 17-F-0626
Due March 27, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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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 "Iranian Destabilization Activities in Iraq", dated January 19, 2007, by the Joint Staff Directorate for Intelligence ("J2") 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.

Sincerely,

David Scantling

From: Gerow, Corynne N CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good Morning, Mr. Scantling,

Please find attached our interim response to your Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request received in this office on February 23, 2017. If you have any
questions, you may contact me, the action officer assigned your request,
directly.

Thank You,
Corynne N. Gerow
OSD/JS FOIA Specialist
571.372.0410

............................................................................
Please note that the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) offers
services to requesters who have disputes with Federal agencies. If you have
concerns about the processing of your request, please contact OGIS at:
Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS
College Park, MD 20740
E-mail: ogis@nara.gov
Telephone: 202-741-5770

From: Gerow, Corynne N CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good afternoon Mr. Scantling,

Thank you for your email yesterday concerning your recent FOIA request, 17-F-0626. Upon contacting our component offices, our best estimate for completion is December 8, 2017.

Please note that this date is merely our best estimate and is subject to change. We regret the delay, and appreciate your patience as we work to
satisfy your request.

If you have any questions, please contact me, the Action Officer assigned your request, directly.

Corynne N. Gerow
OSD/JS FOIA Specialist
571.372.0410

........................................................................................................
Please note that the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) offers services to requesters who have disputes with Federal agencies. If you have concerns about the processing of your request, please contact OGIS at:

Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS
College Park, MD 20740
E-mail: ogis@nara.gov
Telephone: 202-741-5770
Fax: 202-741-5769
Toll-free: 1-877-684-6448

From: Gerow, Corynne N CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good afternoon Mr. Scantling,

Thank you for inquiring about your FOIA request, 17-F-0626. Our best estimate for completion remains December 8, 2017.

Please note that this date is merely our best estimate and is subject to change. We regret the delay, and appreciate your patience as we work to satisfy your request.

If you have any questions, please contact me, the Action Officer assigned your request, directly.

Corynne N. Gerow
OSD/JS FOIA Specialist
571.372.0410

........................................................................................................
Please note that the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) offers services to requesters who have disputes with Federal agencies. If you have concerns about the processing of your request, please contact OGIS at:

Office of Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS
College Park, MD 20740
E-mail: ogis@nara.gov
Telephone: 202-741-5770
Fax: 202-741-5769
Toll-free: 1-877-684-6448

From: Gerow, Corynne N CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good afternoon Mr. Scantling,

Thank you for inquiring about your FOIA request, 17-F-0626. Our best estimate for completion remains December 8, 2017.

Please note that this date is merely our best estimate and is subject to change. We regret the delay, and appreciate your patience as we work to satisfy your request.

If you have any questions, please contact me, the Action Officer assigned your request, directly.

Corynne N. Gerow
OSD/JS FOIA Specialist
571.372.0410

........................................................................................................
Please note that the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) offers services to requesters who have disputes with Federal agencies. If you have concerns about the processing of your request, please contact OGIS at:

Office of Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS
College Park, MD 20740
E-mail: ogis@nara.gov
Telephone: 202-741-5770
Fax: 202-741-5769
Toll-free: 1-877-684-6448

From: Gerow, Corynne N CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good morning Mr. Scantling,

Thank you for recently inquiring about your FOIA request, 17-F-0626. Our best estimate for completion remains December 8, 2017.

Please note that this date is merely our best estimate and is subject to change. We regret the delay, and appreciate your patience as we work to satisfy your request.

If you have any questions, please contact me, the Action Officer assigned your request, directly.

Corynne N. Gerow
OSD/JS FOIA Specialist
571.372.0410

........................................................................................................
Please note that the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) offers services to requesters who have disputes with Federal agencies. If you have concerns about the processing of your request, please contact OGIS at:

Office of Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS
College Park, MD 20740
E-mail: ogis@nara.gov
Telephone: 202-741-5770
Fax: 202-741-5769
Toll-free: 1-877-684-6448

From: Gerow, Corynne N CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Scantling,

Thank you for recently inquiring about your FOIA request, 17-F-0626. Due to substantial FOIA backlogs in our component offices, additional time is required for processing your request. Our new estimate for completion is February 2, 2018.

Please note that this date is merely our best estimate and is subject to change. We regret this delay, and appreciate your patience as we work to satisfy your request.

If you have any questions, please contact me, the Action Officer assigned your request, directly.

Thank you,
Corynne N. Gerow
OSD/JS FOIA Specialist
571.372.0410
........................................................................................................
Please note that the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) offers services to requesters who have disputes with Federal agencies. If you have concerns about the processing of your request, please contact OGIS at:

Office of Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS
College Park, MD 20740
E-mail: ogis@nara.gov
Telephone: 202-741-5770
Fax: 202-741-5769
Toll-free: 1-877-684-6448

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