EFP Attacks Against Coalition Forces in Iraq, 2005

David Scantling filed this request with the United States Central Command - CENTCOM of the United States of America.
Tracking # 17-0551, 17-0498
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From: David Scantling

To Whom It May Concern:

1. This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”).

2. I hereby request specific agency records related to investigations and analysis of the following Explosively Formed Penetrator ("EFP") attacks against Coalition Forces in the US Central Command ("CENTCOM") Area of Responsibility ("AoR") during 2005:

2.1. July 19, 2005, at Military Grid Reference System ("MGRS") 38SMB54937958 (near Al-Zafraniya, Iraq);
2.2. September 6, 2005, at MGRS 38SMB3500189072 (near Baghdad, Iraq);
2.3. September 13, 2005, at MGRS 38RQU62916206 (near Zubayr, Iraq);
2.4. September 28, 2005, at MGRS 38RQU6185036780 (near Safwan, Iraq);
2.5. October 4, 2005, at MGRS 38RQU68158278 (near Basrah, Iraq);
2.6. October 5, 2005, at MGRS 38SMB4510093100 (near Baghdad, Iraq);
2.7. October 13, 2005, at MGRS 38RQU503651 (near Zubayr, Iraq);
2.8. November 4, 2005, at MGRS 38SMB5048085020 (near Baghdad, Iraq);
2.9. November 10, 2005, at MGRS 38SMB5120087500 (near Baghdad, Iraq);
2.10. December 4, 2005, at MGRS 38SMB5833581279 (near Al-Zafraniya, Iraq);
2.11. December 10, 2005, at MGRS 38SMB4334094960 (near Baghdad, Iraq);
2.12. December 22, 2005, at MGRS 38SMC4231103177 (near Baghdad, Iraq);
2.13. December 22, 2005, at MGRS 38SMB5546093970 (near Baghdad, Iraq);
2.14. December 25, 2005, at MGRS 38SMB50068534 (near Baghdad, Iraq);
2.15. December 25, 2005, at MGRS 38SMB5589283055 (near Baghdad, Iraq);
2.16. December 29, 2005, at MGRS 38SMB5345585278 (near Baghdad, Iraq);
2.17. December 30, 2005, at MGRS 38SMC2270004000 (near Saba Al-Bor, Iraq).

3. The following constraints limit this FOIA request:

3.1. Only specfic agency documents are requested for each EFP attack, including:

3.1.1. Combined Information Data Network Exchange ("CIDNE") Significant Activity ("SIGACT") report(s);
3.1.2. CIDNE Improvised Explosive Device ("IED") report(s);
3.1.3. Medical Evacuation ("MEDEVAC") Nine–Line transcript(s);
3.1.4. MEDEVAC Assault Support Request(s) ("ASR");
3.1.5. Composite Timeline report(s);
3.1.6. Explosive Ordinance Disposal ("EOD")/Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell ("CEXC") storyboard report(s);
3.1.7. Serious Incident Report(s) ("SIR");
3.1.8. Weapons Team Intelligence Report(s);
3.1.9. C2 Operations Watch Highlights report(s);
3.1.10. Multi National Division ("MND")/Multi National Corps–Iraq ("MNC–I") IED/EFP Update report(s);
3.1.11. Multi National Force–Iraq ("MNF–I") Battle Update Assessment(s) ("BUA");
3.1.12. AR-15 Investigation report(s);
3.1.13. Hospital casualty update report(s);
3.1.14. Defense Casualty Information Processing System–Forward ("DCIPS–CF") report(s).

3.2. Excluding any documents containing the agency’s deliberative material or recommendations;

3.3. Excluding any documents classified Top Secret (“TS”), Sensitive Compartmented Information (“SCI”), and/or Special Access Program (“SAP”); however,

3.4. 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”).

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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

Good Day Mr. Scantling,

Attached is USCENTCOM's initial acknowledgement letter of your FOIA Request (17-0498), and a second letter to narrow the request to a reasonable scope. The second letter was sent on or about 25 August 2017, we are still awaiting a response. Please provide a response to this request so USCENTCOM can continue processing the request.

Respectfully,
USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center
(813)529-6285

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