Complaint by Intelligence Analysts

Waqas Mirza filed this request with the United States Central Command - CENTCOM of the United States of America.
Tracking #

16-0318

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From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the complaint(s) lodged by 50 intelligence analysts suggesting their findings on the Islamic State and al-Qaeda in Syria were being "inappropriately altered" by senior officials.

The Daily Beast first reported on the complaints on September 9, 2015: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/09/09/exclusive-50-spies-say-isis-intelligence-was-cooked.html.

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.

Sincerely,

Waqas Mirza

From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Mirza,

USCENTCOM received your Freedom of Information Act request and assigned it FOIA #16-0318; 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.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM Requester Service Center
(813)529-6285

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Waqas Mirza

Hello,

This is with regards to FOIA #16-0318. I am willing to pay up to $25 in processing.

Thank you,

Waqas Mirza.

From: Feeney, William, OIG DoD

Mr. Musgrave,

The attached FOIA request was referred to us by USCENTCOM. We recently released an investigation which contains information responsive to your FOIA request, per the below links.

http://www.dodig.mil/pubs/report_summary.cfm?id=7274

http://www.dodig.mil/pubs/documents/DODIG-2017-049.pdf

Please let our office if this does not meet your information requirements. If we haven't heard back from you by February 17, 2017, we will presume your information requirements have been met and close out your request.

V/r,

William S. Feeney
FOIA/Privacy/Civil Liberties Office
Office of Inspector General
Department of Defense
(703) 604-9779
William.Feeney@dodig.mil

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