|Submitted||Sept. 6, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
All diplomatic cables sent between CENTCOM and the US Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in preparation for the visits to Uzbekistan by senior CENTCOM officials listed below:
1) Martin Dempsey, August 28, 2008
2) John Allen, December 2008
3) David Petraeus, February 16-17, 2009
4) David Petraeus, August 18, 2009
5) David Petraeus, April 5-6, 2010
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.
USCENTCOM received your Freedom of Information Act request and assigned it FOIA #16-0316; please include this number in all correspondence pertaining to this request. In accordance with the Department of Defense Freedom of Information Act Program, DoD 5400.7-R, before USCENTCOM can properly process the information you seek, your request must be perfected by "reasonably describing" the records sought; and, providing a statement of your willingness to pay fees. In your request, you did not state an amount you would be willing to pay, if an amount was ultimately assessed and charged. Please provide the amount you would be willing to pay in U.S. dollars. We will begin processing your request once we receive this information.
USCENTCOM Requester Service Center
To whom it may concern,
My apologies. I consent to pay all fees up to $25 associated with this request. If fees will exceed this amount, please inform me in advance.
To Whom It May Concern:
I'm following up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 6, 2016. You had previously indicated that it would be completed on Oct. 4, 2016. I wanted to check on the status of my request, and to see if there was a new estimated completion date.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for following up on your request. On 9 September 2016, USCENTCOM acknowledged receipt of your request and stated the actual processing time for the requested documents depend on consultation with other components. Additionally, we stated the USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center receives numerous FOIA requests and has a substantial number of pending FOIA cases. At that time, your request was #227 in our queue; you are now #212 in the queue. To track your status, you may go directly to http://www.centcom.mil/Home/FOIA/
USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
A copy of documents responsive to the request.
A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.