IRGC-QF Operations in Iraq (SIPRNET): Q1, 2007 (FOIA)

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

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 17-0117
Due Feb. 8, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: David Scantling

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All US Central Command (CENTCOM)—including Multi-National Force–Iraq (MNFI) and Multi-National Corps–Iraq (MNCI)—documents, reports, files, and electronic-mail messages related to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force (IRGC-QF) operations in Iraq during Q1, 2007; limited to the following FOIA search constraints:

1. Date Range: January 1, 2007 to March 31, 2007;
2. Network: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including CENTCOM, MNFI and/or MNCI applications, databases, electronic-mail servers, and file servers—including any back-up media—that were connected to SIPRNET;
3. Search Terms: Iran, IRGC, IRGC-QF, Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, Hezbollah, Special Groups, Counter Iranian Influence (CII), Iraq Threat Finance Cell (ITFC), Muqtada al Sadr, Qais Khazali, Laith Khazali, Ali Musa Daqduq, Akram al‐Kabi, Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Imam al‐Hadi Brigade, Imam al‐Ali Brigade, and Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP).

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

Hi Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

V/r,

Chris

Ms. Christine Pelletier

Senior FOIA/PA Analyst

USCENTCOM J6-RDF

(813) 529-6293

Christine.r.pelletier.civ@mail.mil

Freedom is not free; it is paid for by heroes, and for those who fight for it. Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know!

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

Hello Mr. Scantling,

The subject FOIA request you submitted is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.
Regards,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester

Service Center
(813) 529-6285

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

Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

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

Hi Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

June 8, 2017
United States Central Command - CENTCOM
UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND CCJ6-RDF (FOIA)
7115 SOUTH BOUNDARY BOULEVARD
MACDILL AFB, FL 33621-5101
DSN: 651-1810/6413
Commercial:(813) 827-1810/6413
Fax: (813) 827-1241

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On May 9, 2017:
Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

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On May 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On April 6, 2017:
Hello Mr. Scantling,

The subject FOIA request you submitted is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.
Regards,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester

Service Center
(813) 529-6285
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On April 5, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---

On Feb. 28, 2017:
Hi Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

V/r,

Chris

Ms. Christine Pelletier

Senior FOIA/PA Analyst

USCENTCOM J6-RDF

(813) 529-6293

Christine.r.pelletier.civ@mail.mil

Freedom is not free; it is paid for by heroes, and for those who fight for it. Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know!

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On Feb. 28, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Jan. 10, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All US Central Command (CENTCOM)—including Multi-National Force–Iraq (MNFI) and Multi-National Corps–Iraq (MNCI)—documents, reports, files, and electronic-mail messages related to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force (IRGC-QF) operations in Iraq during Q1, 2007; limited to the following FOIA search constraints:

1. Date Range: January 1, 2007 to March 31, 2007;
2. Network: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including CENTCOM, MNFI and/or MNCI applications, databases, electronic-mail servers, and file servers—including any back-up media—that were connected to SIPRNET;
3. Search Terms: Iran, IRGC, IRGC-QF, Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, Hezbollah, Special Groups, Counter Iranian Influence (CII), Iraq Threat Finance Cell (ITFC), Muqtada al Sadr, Qais Khazali, Laith Khazali, Ali Musa Daqduq, Akram al‐Kabi, Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Imam al‐Hadi Brigade, Imam al‐Ali Brigade, and Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP).

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

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

Hello Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

July 10, 2017
United States Central Command - CENTCOM
UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND CCJ6-RDF (FOIA)
7115 SOUTH BOUNDARY BOULEVARD
MACDILL AFB, FL 33621-5101
DSN: 651-1810/6413
Commercial:(813) 827-1810/6413
Fax: (813) 827-1241

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On June 9, 2017:
Hi Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

June 8, 2017
United States Central Command - CENTCOM
UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND CCJ6-RDF (FOIA)
7115 SOUTH BOUNDARY BOULEVARD
MACDILL AFB, FL 33621-5101
DSN: 651-1810/6413
Commercial:(813) 827-1810/6413
Fax: (813) 827-1241

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---

On May 9, 2017:
Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

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On May 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---

On April 6, 2017:
Hello Mr. Scantling,

The subject FOIA request you submitted is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.
Regards,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester

Service Center
(813) 529-6285
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On April 5, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---

On Feb. 28, 2017:
Hi Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

V/r,

Chris

Ms. Christine Pelletier

Senior FOIA/PA Analyst

USCENTCOM J6-RDF

(813) 529-6293

Christine.r.pelletier.civ@mail.mil

Freedom is not free; it is paid for by heroes, and for those who fight for it. Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know!

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On Feb. 28, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---

On Jan. 10, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All US Central Command (CENTCOM)—including Multi-National Force–Iraq (MNFI) and Multi-National Corps–Iraq (MNCI)—documents, reports, files, and electronic-mail messages related to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force (IRGC-QF) operations in Iraq during Q1, 2007; limited to the following FOIA search constraints:

1. Date Range: January 1, 2007 to March 31, 2007;
2. Network: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including CENTCOM, MNFI and/or MNCI applications, databases, electronic-mail servers, and file servers—including any back-up media—that were connected to SIPRNET;
3. Search Terms: Iran, IRGC, IRGC-QF, Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, Hezbollah, Special Groups, Counter Iranian Influence (CII), Iraq Threat Finance Cell (ITFC), Muqtada al Sadr, Qais Khazali, Laith Khazali, Ali Musa Daqduq, Akram al‐Kabi, Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Imam al‐Hadi Brigade, Imam al‐Ali Brigade, and Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP).

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

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PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On June 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---

On May 9, 2017:
Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

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On May 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---

On April 6, 2017:
Hello Mr. Scantling,

The subject FOIA request you submitted is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.
Regards,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester

Service Center
(813) 529-6285
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On April 5, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---

On Feb. 28, 2017:
Hi Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

V/r,

Chris

Ms. Christine Pelletier

Senior FOIA/PA Analyst

USCENTCOM J6-RDF

(813) 529-6293

Christine.r.pelletier.civ@mail.mil

Freedom is not free; it is paid for by heroes, and for those who fight for it. Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know!

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On Feb. 28, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---

On Jan. 10, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All US Central Command (CENTCOM)—including Multi-National Force–Iraq (MNFI) and Multi-National Corps–Iraq (MNCI)—documents, reports, files, and electronic-mail messages related to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force (IRGC-QF) operations in Iraq during Q1, 2007; limited to the following FOIA search constraints:

1. Date Range: January 1, 2007 to March 31, 2007;
2. Network: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including CENTCOM, MNFI and/or MNCI applications, databases, electronic-mail servers, and file servers—including any back-up media—that were connected to SIPRNET;
3. Search Terms: Iran, IRGC, IRGC-QF, Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, Hezbollah, Special Groups, Counter Iranian Influence (CII), Iraq Threat Finance Cell (ITFC), Muqtada al Sadr, Qais Khazali, Laith Khazali, Ali Musa Daqduq, Akram al‐Kabi, Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Imam al‐Hadi Brigade, Imam al‐Ali Brigade, and Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP).

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

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PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: CENTCOM Macdill AFB CENTCOM HQ Mailbox Freedom of Information Act

Dear Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

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

Good morning Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request is still being processed. You are #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

FOIA Team

FOIA Requester Service Center

USCENTCOM/J6-RDF

(813) 529-6285

September 11, 2017
United States Central Command - CENTCOM
UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND CCJ6-RDF (FOIA)
7115 SOUTH BOUNDARY BOULEVARD
MACDILL AFB, FL 33621-5101
DSN: 651-1810/6413
Commercial:(813) 827-1810/6413
Fax: (813) 827-1241

This is a follow up to request number 17-0117:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #17-0117.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Aug. 11, 2017:
Dear Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

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On Aug. 11, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #17-0117.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On July 12, 2017:
Hello Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

July 10, 2017
United States Central Command - CENTCOM
UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND CCJ6-RDF (FOIA)
7115 SOUTH BOUNDARY BOULEVARD
MACDILL AFB, FL 33621-5101
DSN: 651-1810/6413
Commercial:(813) 827-1810/6413
Fax: (813) 827-1241

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On June 9, 2017:
Hi Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

June 8, 2017
United States Central Command - CENTCOM
UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND CCJ6-RDF (FOIA)
7115 SOUTH BOUNDARY BOULEVARD
MACDILL AFB, FL 33621-5101
DSN: 651-1810/6413
Commercial:(813) 827-1810/6413
Fax: (813) 827-1241

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On May 9, 2017:
Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

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On May 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On April 6, 2017:
Hello Mr. Scantling,

The subject FOIA request you submitted is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.
Regards,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester

Service Center
(813) 529-6285
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On April 5, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 28, 2017:
Hi Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

V/r,

Chris

Ms. Christine Pelletier

Senior FOIA/PA Analyst

USCENTCOM J6-RDF

(813) 529-6293

Christine.r.pelletier.civ@mail.mil

Freedom is not free; it is paid for by heroes, and for those who fight for it. Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know!

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On Feb. 28, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Jan. 10, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All US Central Command (CENTCOM)—including Multi-National Force–Iraq (MNFI) and Multi-National Corps–Iraq (MNCI)—documents, reports, files, and electronic-mail messages related to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force (IRGC-QF) operations in Iraq during Q1, 2007; limited to the following FOIA search constraints:

1. Date Range: January 1, 2007 to March 31, 2007;
2. Network: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including CENTCOM, MNFI and/or MNCI applications, databases, electronic-mail servers, and file servers—including any back-up media—that were connected to SIPRNET;
3. Search Terms: Iran, IRGC, IRGC-QF, Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, Hezbollah, Special Groups, Counter Iranian Influence (CII), Iraq Threat Finance Cell (ITFC), Muqtada al Sadr, Qais Khazali, Laith Khazali, Ali Musa Daqduq, Akram al‐Kabi, Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Imam al‐Hadi Brigade, Imam al‐Ali Brigade, and Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP).

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

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On June 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On May 9, 2017:
Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

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On May 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On April 6, 2017:
Hello Mr. Scantling,

The subject FOIA request you submitted is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.
Regards,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester

Service Center
(813) 529-6285
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On April 5, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 28, 2017:
Hi Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

V/r,

Chris

Ms. Christine Pelletier

Senior FOIA/PA Analyst

USCENTCOM J6-RDF

(813) 529-6293

Christine.r.pelletier.civ@mail.mil

Freedom is not free; it is paid for by heroes, and for those who fight for it. Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know!

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On Feb. 28, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Jan. 10, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All US Central Command (CENTCOM)—including Multi-National Force–Iraq (MNFI) and Multi-National Corps–Iraq (MNCI)—documents, reports, files, and electronic-mail messages related to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force (IRGC-QF) operations in Iraq during Q1, 2007; limited to the following FOIA search constraints:

1. Date Range: January 1, 2007 to March 31, 2007;
2. Network: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including CENTCOM, MNFI and/or MNCI applications, databases, electronic-mail servers, and file servers—including any back-up media—that were connected to SIPRNET;
3. Search Terms: Iran, IRGC, IRGC-QF, Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, Hezbollah, Special Groups, Counter Iranian Influence (CII), Iraq Threat Finance Cell (ITFC), Muqtada al Sadr, Qais Khazali, Laith Khazali, Ali Musa Daqduq, Akram al‐Kabi, Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Imam al‐Hadi Brigade, Imam al‐Ali Brigade, and Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP).

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

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On July 10, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On June 9, 2017:
Hi Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

June 8, 2017
United States Central Command - CENTCOM
UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND CCJ6-RDF (FOIA)
7115 SOUTH BOUNDARY BOULEVARD
MACDILL AFB, FL 33621-5101
DSN: 651-1810/6413
Commercial:(813) 827-1810/6413
Fax: (813) 827-1241

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On May 9, 2017:
Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

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On May 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On April 6, 2017:
Hello Mr. Scantling,

The subject FOIA request you submitted is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.
Regards,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester

Service Center
(813) 529-6285
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On April 5, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 28, 2017:
Hi Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

V/r,

Chris

Ms. Christine Pelletier

Senior FOIA/PA Analyst

USCENTCOM J6-RDF

(813) 529-6293

Christine.r.pelletier.civ@mail.mil

Freedom is not free; it is paid for by heroes, and for those who fight for it. Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know!

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On Feb. 28, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Jan. 10, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All US Central Command (CENTCOM)—including Multi-National Force–Iraq (MNFI) and Multi-National Corps–Iraq (MNCI)—documents, reports, files, and electronic-mail messages related to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force (IRGC-QF) operations in Iraq during Q1, 2007; limited to the following FOIA search constraints:

1. Date Range: January 1, 2007 to March 31, 2007;
2. Network: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including CENTCOM, MNFI and/or MNCI applications, databases, electronic-mail servers, and file servers—including any back-up media—that were connected to SIPRNET;
3. Search Terms: Iran, IRGC, IRGC-QF, Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, Hezbollah, Special Groups, Counter Iranian Influence (CII), Iraq Threat Finance Cell (ITFC), Muqtada al Sadr, Qais Khazali, Laith Khazali, Ali Musa Daqduq, Akram al‐Kabi, Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Imam al‐Hadi Brigade, Imam al‐Ali Brigade, and Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP).

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

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PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On June 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On May 9, 2017:
Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

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On May 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On April 6, 2017:
Hello Mr. Scantling,

The subject FOIA request you submitted is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.
Regards,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester

Service Center
(813) 529-6285
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On April 5, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 28, 2017:
Hi Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

V/r,

Chris

Ms. Christine Pelletier

Senior FOIA/PA Analyst

USCENTCOM J6-RDF

(813) 529-6293

Christine.r.pelletier.civ@mail.mil

Freedom is not free; it is paid for by heroes, and for those who fight for it. Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know!

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On Feb. 28, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 10, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Jan. 10, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All US Central Command (CENTCOM)—including Multi-National Force–Iraq (MNFI) and Multi-National Corps–Iraq (MNCI)—documents, reports, files, and electronic-mail messages related to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force (IRGC-QF) operations in Iraq during Q1, 2007; limited to the following FOIA search constraints:

1. Date Range: January 1, 2007 to March 31, 2007;
2. Network: Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET); including CENTCOM, MNFI and/or MNCI applications, databases, electronic-mail servers, and file servers—including any back-up media—that were connected to SIPRNET;
3. Search Terms: Iran, IRGC, IRGC-QF, Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, Hezbollah, Special Groups, Counter Iranian Influence (CII), Iraq Threat Finance Cell (ITFC), Muqtada al Sadr, Qais Khazali, Laith Khazali, Ali Musa Daqduq, Akram al‐Kabi, Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), Imam al‐Hadi Brigade, Imam al‐Ali Brigade, and Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP).

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

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PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Good morning Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is still being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

From: United States Central Command - CENTCOM

Dear Mr. Scantling,

Your FOIA request (17-0117) is currently being processed. Your request is #240 in our queue.

Respectfully,

USCENTCOM FOIA Requester Service Center

(813)529-6285

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