JSOC: USD Banknotes Captured in Iraq, Q1 2009

David Scantling filed this request with the U.S. Special Operations Command - USSOCOM of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2017-115


From: David Scantling

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The serial numbers of U.S. currency (including $20, $50 and $100 denominated banknotes) captured in Iraq by the Joint Special Operations Command ("JSOC") during its Q1 2009 operations against Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force ("IRGC-QF") and the various Iraqi Special Groups (including Promised Day Brigades, Asaib Ahl Al-Haq, Sheibani Network, and Kataib Hezbollah); limited to the following constraints:

1. The inclusive dates of January 1, 2009, to March 31, 2009;
2. Excluding any records containing the agency’s deliberative material or recommendations;
3. Excluding any records classified Top Secret (“TS”), Sensitive Compartmented Information (“SCI”), and/or Special Access Program (“SAP”); however,
4. Including all of the agency’s responsive records 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").

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.


David Scantling


Dear Mr. Scantling,

We have received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), which is copied below. It has been assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2017-115. Please refer to this number should you have any questions concerning your request.

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Mr. Scantling,

This is in response to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted to U.S. Special Operations Command. It was assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2017-115. Attached is the final response letter and a copy of the original FOIA request.

We are closing your request with no further action required by this office.