Audio Tapes Relating to the June 8, 1967 Attack on the USS Liberty

Joe Meadors filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.


From: Joe Meadors

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am requesting to be provided with an un-redacted copy of the attached document along with a copy of the audio tapes referenced in the document.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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.

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.


Joe Meadors

From: Department of Defense

Dear Mr. Meadors,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, as stated below. Your request was received in this office and assigned FOIA case number 12-F-0818.

Please note that this office only processes FOIA requests for the Office of Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff (OSD/JS). There is no central FOIA processing point for the entire Federal Government or for the Department of Defense (DoD). Within DoD, each component/service is responsible for the processing of their own FOIA requests.

I am not aware of a connection between the attached document and the audio tapes and the OSD/JS. Those records would be under the cognizance of the NSA or the U.S. Navy, each of which operates its own FOIA office. You may submit your request directly from those offices. Contact information for the NSA FOIA office is located at and contact information for the U.S. Navy FOIA office is located at

This action closes your request in this office.

Thank you,

Susan Aldorfer
Senior Advisor
Department of Defense
Information and Privacy
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1155
(571) 372-0437