Herbal medicines - China/Southeast Asia (1976 or earlier)

Ryan Weisensee filed this request with the Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Special Operations Command of the United States of America.
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From: Ryan Weisensee

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents discussing herbal remedies or poisonous plants in China or Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Burma/Myanmar, Thailand, Laos or Cambodia/Kampuchea) prior to 1977.

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.


Ryan Weisensee

From: Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Special Operations Command

Dear Mr. Weisensee,

We received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (copied below) submitted to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). It was assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2018-049. Please refer to this number should you have any questions concerning your request.

Please be advised that USSOCOM was not in existence in 1977. Additionally, USSOCOM does not maintain records pertaining to the subject matter of your request; therefore, records responsive to your request would not exist at USSOCOM.

We are closing your request with no further action required by this office. If you have any questions, please contact the USSOCOM FOIA Team at FOIA@socom.mil.

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From: Ryan Weisensee


Thank you for your incredibly fast reply in response to my request (FOIA 2018-049). I have no further inquiries on this matter.

Ryan Weisensee


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