(Dept. of the Treasury: 2016-08-115)
|Submitted||July 27, 2016|
|Due||Aug. 24, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
All reports, analyses, or briefings prepared by the Office of Intelligence Support on the subject of Iraq or Saddam Hussein between April 1, 2002 and April 1, 2003.
I request a waiver of all fees associated with this request as it serves a compelling public interest in better understanding the sources of US Iraq policy. I am an academic researcher specializing in US foreign policy and all conclusions derived from responsive documents will be incorporated into scholarly papers and publications examining the use of intelligence in crafting a US strategy for dealing with Iraq. scholarly research on the Iraq War and disseminated through scholarly publications and presentations. I have previously used declassified documents to advance public understanding of the operations of the U.S. government in the foreign policy area. See, for example, “Presidential Effort and International Outcomes: Evidence for an Executive Bottleneck,” Journal of Politics, Vol. 77, no. 4, which can be found online at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/682399. I have also conducted scholarly research into US government operations with respect to Iraq that has been disseminated to the public as part of my doctoral dissertation, available at http://escholarship.org/uc/item/6x16801p. In addition to incorporating conclusions derived from responsive documents into academic papers and publications that will substantially advance public understanding, I will publicly post all responsive documents. This request is made solely for scholarly purposes and serves no commercial interest.
In the event that a waiver of fees is not available, I am willing to pay fees up to $50. If fees will exceed this amount, please inform me in advance. 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.
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