EFP Attacks Against Coalition Forces in Iraq: April 1–7, 2008 (FOIA)

David Scantling filed this request with the United States Central Command - CENTCOM of the United States of America.
Due Feb. 15, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: David Scantling

Dear CENTCOM FOIA Office:

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

All documents, reports, files, and messages related to the following Directional Improvised Explosive Device (IED)/Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) attacks against Coalition Forces in Iraq during the first week of April 2008 (operating in the CENTCOM area of responsibility).

This FOIA request is limited to the following document search constraints:

1. Date range limitation: April 1, 2008, to April 15, 2008;

2. Network limitation: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including applications, databases, electronic-mail servers and file servers connected to SIPRNET;

3. Suggested FOIA document search terms: Iran, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), IRGC-QF, Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, Hezbollah, Special Groups, Counter Iranian Influence (CII), Threat Finance, Hawala, Muqtada al Sadr, Mahdi Army, Badr Brigades, Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Kata'ib Hezbollah (KH), Sheibani Network, Promised Day Brigade, Directional Improvised Explosive Device (IED), Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP), Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD), Task Force Troy, Task Force 17 (TF 17), Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell (CEXC), Combined Information Data Network Exchange (CIDNE), Battle Update Assessment (BUA), Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNCI), and Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNFI);

4. List of specific April 1–7, 2008 EFP attacks against Coalition Forces in Iraq:

4.1. Date: 03APR08, Time: 0205, Location: Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) 38SMB4988089900;
4.2. Date: 03APR08, Time: 1027, Location: MGRS 38SMB4653092440;
4.3. Date: 03APR08, Time: 1144, Location: MGRS 38SMB4015081010;
4.4. Date: 03APR08, Time: 1447, Location: MGRS 38SMB4935297748;
4.5. Date: 04APR08, Time: 0224, Location: MGRS 38RQU682718;
4.6. Date: 05APR08, Time: 0051, Location: MGRS 38SMB3844577766;
4.7. Date: 05APR08, Time: 1258, Location: MGRS 38SMB4742592280;
4.8. Date: 06APR08, Time: 0521, Location: MGRS 38SNB3910700642;
4.9. Date: 06APR08, Time: 1150, Location: MGRS 38SNA7080595742;
4.10. Date: 06APR08, Time: 1525, Location: MGRS 38SMC8347427418;
4.11. Date: 06APR08, Time: 2126, Location: MGRS 38SMB5455291243;
4.12. Date: 06APR08, Time: 2250, Location: MGRS 38SMB4619096290;
4.13. Date: 07APR08, Time: 0324, Location: MGRS 38SMB3530193334;
4.14. Date: 07APR08, Time: 0846, Location: MGRS 38SMB5523087445;
4.15. Date: 07APR08, Time: 1126, Location: MGRS 38SMB4618092760;
4.16. Date: 07APR08, Time: 1602, Location: MGRS 38SMB5581893960;
4.17. Date: 07APR08, Time: 1907, Location: MGRS 38SMB5340093500; and,
4.18. Date: 07APR08, Time: 2139, Location: MGRS 38SMB5044091340.

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.

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,

David Scantling

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

Mr. Scantling

We are still processing your FOIA request; your request is 217 in queue.

Thank you,
USCENTCOM FOIA Office
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From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Mr. Scantling

We are still processing your FOIA request (USCENTCOM #(17-0124); your request is #217 in queue.

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From: Pelletier, Christine R CIV CENTCOM CCJ6 (US)

Good morning Mr. Scantling,

USCENTCOM is still processing your FOIA request (USCENTCOM #(17-0124); your request is #217 in queue.

Thank you,
USCENTCOM FOIA Office
(813) 529-6285

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

Hello Mr. Scantling

We are still processing your FOIA request; your request is 217 in queue.

Thank you,
USCENTCOM FOIA Office
(813) 529-6285

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

Mr. Scantling

We are still processing your FOIA request; your request is 217 in queue.

Thank you,
USCENTCOM FOIA Office
(813) 529-6285

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

Mr. Scantling

We are still processing your FOIA request; your request is 217 in queue.
Thank you,
USCENTCOM FOIA Office
(813) 529-6285

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

Mr. Scantling

We are still processing your FOIA request; your request is 217 in queue.
Thank you,

USCENTCOM FOIA Office
(813) 529-6285

From: Pelletier, Christine R CIV CENTCOM CCJ6 (US)

Mr. Scantling
We are still processing your FOIA request; your request is 217 in queue.

Thank you,

USCENTCOM FOIA Office
(813) 529-6285

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Hello Mr. Scantling

We are still processing your FOIA request; your request is 217 in queue.

Thank you,
USCENTCOM FOIA Office
(813) 529-6285

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Mr. Scantling,

We are still processing your FOIA request; your request is 217 in queue.
Thank you,

USCENTCOM FOIA Office
(813) 529-6285

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