IED Attack Against Coalition Forces in Iraq, May 12, 2005

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

17-0557

Due Aug. 1, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: David Scantling

Dear FOIA Officer:

1. This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 5 U.S.C. § 552, submitted to the United States Central Command ("CENTCOM") of the United States Department of Defense ("DoD").

2. I hereby request agency records related to the Improvised Explosive Device ("IED") attack on May 12, 2005, near Baghdad, Iraq, that killed United States Army Private First Class ("PFC") Kenneth E. Zeigler, while he was on patrol during Operation Iraqi Freedom ("OIF") in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility ("AOR"). The IED attack occurred at Military Grid Reference System (“MGRS”) 38SMB5550093200.

2.1. PFC Zeigler was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.

3. The following constraints limit this FOIA request:

3.1. Only specific agency documents are requested this IED 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 Intelligence Team ("WIT") report(s);
3.1.9. Intelligence Directorate ("C2") Operations Watch Highlights report(s);
3.1.10. IED Post Patrol Debrief (“64–Liner”) report(s);
3.1.11. Battle Damage Assessment (“BDA”) report(s);
3.1.12. Multi National Division ("MND")/Multi National Corps–Iraq ("MNC–I") IED/EFP Update report(s);
3.1.13. Multi National Force–Iraq ("MNF–I") Battle Update Assessment(s) ("BUA") briefing slides;
3.1.14. AR 15–6 Investigation report(s) and/or Command Directed Investigation (“CDI”) report(s);
3.1.15. Hospital casualty update report(s);
3.1.16. 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: Johnson, Steven L CIV CENTCOM CENTCOM HQ (US)

Mr. Scantling,

You are currently 498 in the FOIA queue.

Thanks,

Steven

STEVEN L JOHNSON
Senior FOIA/PA Analyst
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From: Johnson, Steven L CIV CENTCOM CENTCOM HQ (US)

Mr. Scantling,

You are currently 488 in the FOIA queue.
Thanks,

Steven

From: Johnson, Steven L CIV CENTCOM CENTCOM HQ (US)

Mr. Scantling,

You are currently 481 in the FOIA queue.
Thanks,

Steven
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Mr. Scantling,
You are currently 463 in the FOIA queue.
Thanks,
Steven

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Mr. Scantling,
You are currently 433 in the FOIA queue.
Thanks,
Steven

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Mr. Scantling,

U. S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) has worked diligently to provide the most expedient responses to your FOIA requests. A delay was incurred because of our current Command posture regarding COVID‐19. On 31 January 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization publicly characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. Then on 17 March 2020, Office of Management and Budget offered more stringent guidance stating, “[i]n order to achieve this posture [social distancing], consistent with The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America, the Government must immediately adjust operations and services to minimize face-to-face interactions….” . USCENTCOM has implemented these guidelines to protect its employees and their communities, and to ensure that it can continue to protect the United States during this national emergency. Specifically, USCENTCOM leadership issued guidance requiring any employees who can telework must do so. Telework is not available for FOIA employees, therefore the processing of your FOIA request may be delayed.

FOIA 17-0557 is currently #135 in the USCENTCOM FOIA queue. USCENTCOM works FOIA Request on a first-in and first-out basis. In the future, you may track your open request on the queue report on our website at: https://www3.centcom.mil/foialibrary/statusreport/foia_status_report.pdf.

v/r

Mr. Steven Johnson

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Center

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Mr. Scantling,

FOIA 17-0557 is currently #134 in the USCENTCOM FOIA queue. USCENTCOM works FOIA Request on a first-in and first-out basis. In the future, you may track your open request on the queue report on our website at: https://www3.centcom.mil/foialibrary/statusreport/foia_status_report.pdf.

Please see attached interim letter for your FOIA request.

Respectfully,

US CENTRAL COMMAND (USCENTCOM)

FOIA Requester Service Center

(813) 529-6285

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Mr. Scantling,

FOIA 17-0557 is currently #134 in the USCENTCOM FOIA queue. USCENTCOM works FOIA Request on a first-in and first-out basis. In the future, you may track your open request on the queue report on our website at: https://www3.centcom.mil/foialibrary/statusreport/foia_status_report.pdf.

Respectfully,

US CENTRAL COMMAND (USCENTCOM)

FOIA Requester Service Center

(813) 529-6285

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Mr. Scantling,

FOIA 17-0557 is currently #134 in the USCENTCOM FOIA queue. USCENTCOM works FOIA Request on a first-in and first-out basis. In the future, you may track your open request on the queue report on our website at: https://www3.centcom.mil/foialibrary/statusreport/foia_status_report.pdf

Respectfully,

US CENTRAL COMMAND (USCENTCOM)

FOIA Requester Service Center

(813) 529-6285

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Mr. Scantling,

FOIA 17-0557 is currently #134 in the USCENTCOM FOIA queue. USCENTCOM works FOIA Request on a first-in and first-out basis. In the future, you may track your open request on the queue report on our website at: https://www3.centcom.mil/foialibrary/statusreport/foia_status_report.pdf

Respectfully,

US CENTRAL COMMAND (USCENTCOM)

FOIA Requester Service Center

(813) 529-6285

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