CJTF–Troy's Investigations of EFP Attacks in Iraq: Q1, 2008

David Scantling filed this request with the United States Central Command - CENTCOM of the United States of America.
Tracking # 17-0299
Due March 21, 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 (“FOIA”). I hereby request the following records:

All U.S. Central Command ("CENTCOM") documents, electronic-mail messages (including any attachments), and reports related to Combined Joint Task Force–Troy's investigations during Q1, 2008, of Explosively Formed Projectile ("EFP") attacks against Coalition Forces in Iraq.

The following constraints limit this FOIA request:

1. The inclusive dates of January 1, 2008, to March 31, 2008;
2. Excluding any documents containing the agency’s deliberative material or recommendations;
3. Excluding any documents classified Top Secret (“TS”), Sensitive Compartmented Information (“SCI”), and/or Special Access Program (“SAP”); however,
4. Including all of the agency’s responsive documents that are classified below the TS, SCI and/or SAP levels; for example, any documents marked: Unclassified (“U”), Sensitive But Unclassified (“SBU”), For Official Use Only (“FOUO”), Confidential (“C”), Law Enforcement Sensitive (“LES”), and/or Secret (“S”).

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.

In order to expedite the agency’s release of the requested documents, please disclose them on an interim, rolling basis as they become available; for example, without waiting for all of the agency’s relevant systems of record to be searched, or all of its relevant records to be processed. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

If the agency’s processing costs for this request exceed $350.00, please notify me in advance so that I might consider paying any additional fees for a complete and accurate set of responsive documents. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Scantling,

You are currently number #359 in our queue. You can also check your case status at “Check FOIA Cases Status” at https://www3.centcom.mil/foia_rr/FOIA_RR.asp?Path=/&Folder=FOIA%20Case%20Status

v/r

Steven

STEVEN L JOHNSON
Senior FOIA/PA Analyst
Comm: (813) 529-6689
VOSIP: 302-529-6627
(N): steven.l.johnson114.civ@mail.mil
(S): steven.l.johnson114.civ@mail.smil.mil

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full
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excellence." Confucius

From: Johnson, Steven L CIV CENTCOM CENTCOM HQ (US)

Mr. Scantling,

You are currently number #342 in our queue. You can also check your case status at “Check FOIA Cases Status” at https://www3.centcom.mil/foia_rr/FOIA_RR.asp?Path=/&Folder=FOIA%20Case%20Status

v/r

Steven

STEVEN L JOHNSON
Senior FOIA/PA Analyst
Comm: (813) 529-6689
VOSIP: 302-529-6627
(N): steven.l.johnson114.civ@mail.mil
(S): steven.l.johnson114.civ@mail.smil.mil

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full
potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal
excellence." Confucius

From: Johnson, Steven L CIV CENTCOM CENTCOM HQ (US)

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Mr. Scantling,

You are currently # 326 in our queue.

v/r

Steven

STEVEN L JOHNSON

Senior FOIA/PA Analyst

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potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal

excellence." Confucius

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This is a follow up to request number 17-0299:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 21, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #17-0299.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On April 20, 2017:
Mr. Scantling,

You are currently number #342 in our queue. You can also check your case status at “Check FOIA Cases Status” at Caution-https://www3.centcom.mil/foia_rr/FOIA_RR.asp?Path=/&Folder=FOIA%20Case%20Status

v/r

Steven

STEVEN L JOHNSON
Senior FOIA/PA Analyst
Comm: (813) 529-6689
VOSIP: 302-529-6627
(N): steven.l.johnson114.civ@mail.mil
(S): steven.l.johnson114.civ@mail.smil.mil

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full
potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal
excellence." Confucius

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On April 20, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 21, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On March 21, 2017:
Mr. Scantling,

You are currently number #359 in our queue. You can also check your case status at “Check FOIA Cases Status” at Caution-https://www3.centcom.mil/foia_rr/FOIA_RR.asp?Path=/&Folder=FOIA%20Case%20Status

v/r

Steven

STEVEN L JOHNSON
Senior FOIA/PA Analyst
Comm: (813) 529-6689
VOSIP: 302-529-6627
(N): steven.l.johnson114.civ@mail.mil
(S): steven.l.johnson114.civ@mail.smil.mil

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full
potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal
excellence." Confucius

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On March 21, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 21, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 21, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”). I hereby request the following records:

All U.S. Central Command ("CENTCOM") documents, electronic-mail messages (including any attachments), and reports related to Combined Joint Task Force–Troy's investigations during Q1, 2008, of Explosively Formed Projectile ("EFP") attacks against Coalition Forces in Iraq.

The following constraints limit this FOIA request:

1. The inclusive dates of January 1, 2008, to March 31, 2008;
2. Excluding any documents containing the agency’s deliberative material or recommendations;
3. Excluding any documents classified Top Secret (“TS”), Sensitive Compartmented Information (“SCI”), and/or Special Access Program (“SAP”); however,
4. Including all of the agency’s responsive documents that are classified below the TS, SCI and/or SAP levels; for example, any documents marked: Unclassified (“U”), Sensitive But Unclassified (“SBU”), For Official Use Only (“FOUO”), Confidential (“C”), Law Enforcement Sensitive (“LES”), and/or Secret (“S”).

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.

In order to expedite the agency’s release of the requested documents, please disclose them on an interim, rolling basis as they become available; for example, without waiting for all of the agency’s relevant systems of record to be searched, or all of its relevant records to be processed. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

If the agency’s processing costs for this request exceed $350.00, please notify me in advance so that I might consider paying any additional fees for a complete and accurate set of responsive documents. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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

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From: Johnson, Steven L CIV CENTCOM CENTCOM HQ (US)

Mr. Scantling,

You are currently #319 in our queue.
v/r

Steven

STEVEN L JOHNSON
Senior FOIA/PA Analyst
Comm: (813) 529-6689
VOSIP: 302-529-6627
(N): steven.l.johnson114.civ@mail.mil
(S): steven.l.johnson114.civ@mail.smil.mil

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full
potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal
excellence." Confucius

From: Johnson, Steven L CIV CENTCOM CENTCOM HQ (US)

Mr. Scantling,

You are currently #302 in our queue.
v/r

Steven

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