Copy of Tapes re: USS Liberty Attack

Joe Meadors filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
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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 a USS Liberty survivor. I currently serve my shipmates as President of the USS Liberty Veterans Association. We request a copy of the audio tapes mentioned in the NSA message located on NSA servers at https://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/uss_liberty/field_unit_messages/station_has_voice_tapes.pdf or http://goo.gl/NdE8D.

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 MuckRock.com, 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.

Sincerely,

Joe Meadors

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: National Security Agency

Mr. Meadors & Muckrock Processors,

We have received a number of requests related to this topic. For everyone’s situational awareness and future requests, please see below.

Cindy B.
POC, FOIA Requester Service Center
National Security Agency

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Mr. Meadors,

You recently submitted two FOIA requests related to USS Liberty. All of the Liberty
material has already been released and is posted to our public web pages. As provided
to you in numerous responses, you can access it here:

http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/uss_liberty/index.shtm.

We are no longer processing any requests from you on this topic.

Thank you,

Michele Smith
POC, FOIA Requester Service Center
National Security Agency

From: MuckRock.com

Editor's note: Administrative appeal sent by mail.

From: NSA/CSS FOIA Officer. POC

Good Afternoon Mr. Meadors,

I wanted to attempt to touch base with you again regarding the letter (dated 11 April 2013) you sent to the NSA/CSS for administrative appeal of your FOIA request submitted in Dec 2012. I am currently reviewing the previous FOIA Cases and declassification cases that led to NSA’s release of a large amount of documents and tapes on our website. Currently I am still validating each case in order to determine if any information was withheld in its entirety in accordance with any of the FOIA exemptions. Thus far it appears that the NSA/CSS has reviewed and released, in entirety or redacted form, all records in the NSA/CSS Archival Holding Area indexed to the USS Liberty Incident of 1967. Once I have completed my assessment, I will check back with you to determine if you wish to proceed with your appeal.

Your patience is much appreciated!

VR

Cindy Blacker
NSA/CSS FOIA Officer. POC
(301)688-6527

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

Could we please have an update on this appeal and request?

Thank you.

From: National Security Agency

Mr. Meadors,

In response to your query on 5 November 2017, related to case MR 2231, which was assigned NSA Case Number 69247, the case was closed as a duplicate request on 29 November 2012 (there is no appeal against this request). It was closed as a duplicate to your prior requests, Case Numbers 66235 and 66418. In addition, in processing another related request from you of 22 June 2016, Case Number 84775, our response letter noted your prior requests 66235, 66418, and 69247. The response letter for 84775 also referenced an appeal received against another of your requests, Case Number 67600/Appeal 3702. This appeal (3702) was closed, and our appeal response letter to you was dated 8 May 2017. Our records reflect that we currently have two open requests from you, assigned Case Numbers 100426 and 101888; these are being processed by the first-in, first-out procedure, and are waiting to be pulled from our backlog queues.

Sincerely,

NSA FOIA Office

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