Arthur Callahan's role in U.S. Middle East Policy 1945-1975 (U.S. Department of State)

John Arthur Cisternino filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Due Sept. 25, 2018
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From: John Arthur Cisternino

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All correspondence, documents, and memoranda involving Arthur Edward Callahan, born September 17, 1919, died May 1, 2012.

I am interested in all documents sent to Arthur Callahan, and from him, as well as those that mention him by name. He worked in the OSS and CIA, primarily in the middle east, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran.

The requested documents 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.


John Arthur Cisternino

From: U.S. Department of State

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