AC-130 recordings from Kunduz strike 10/3/15

George LeVines filed this request with the U.S. Special Operations Command - USSOCOM of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2016-008
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From: George LeVines

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All audio and video recordings from the AC-130 aircraft responsible for the strike on a civilian hospital in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan on October 3, 2015 on or about 0208h local time. Please limit the search to recordings captured from 0000h to 0600h on the date of the strike.

This incident was widely reported in the news media:

http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/10/pentagon-afghans-called-deadly-strike-hospital/122533/
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/10/10/afghan-hospital-attack-s-secret-tapes.html

The existence of such recordings has already been acknowledged by the Pentagon. Both Gen. Campbell and the White House have repeatedly promised a full and transparent investigation.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. This request is being made in the process of news gathering. As digital editor at DefenseOne.com I am a member of the news media:

http://www.defenseone.com/about/staff/

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.

In the event that portions of the requested material are classified or otherwise exempt from the FOIA, please release all segregable portions as the FOIA requires.

Please expedite this request as it is relevant to events that are currently unfolding and is in the public's interest to remain continually informed on these matters.

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,

George LeVines

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Dear Mr. LeVines,

We received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (copy attached) and have assigned it USSOCOM FOIA 2016-008. Please refer to this number should you have any questions concerning your request.

Please be advised that the organization having cognizance over the subject matter of your request is the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) FOIA Office. You may contact that office at United States Central Command CCj6-RDF (FOIA), 7115 South Boundary Boulevard, MacDill AFB, FL 33621-5101 or (813) 529-6683. If you wish to submit your request to USCENTCOM electronically, please visit their website at https://www6.centcom.mil/FOIARequests/Default.aspx.

We are closing your request with no further action required by this office. If you have any questions, please contact the USSOCOM FOIA Team at FOIA@socom.mil.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Good Morning.

This is in response to your follow up request regarding USSOCOM FOIA 2016-008. This request has been closed, requiring no further action from this office.

The final response for USSOCOM FOIA 2016-008 was sent on October 19, 2015. Please see email below.

If you require additional assistance, please contact the USSOCOM FOIA team at FOIA@socom.mil. Thank you.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

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