Kill List [CIA]

Rich Jones filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.


From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All responsive documents, emails, memos and/or PowerPoint presentations given to the President of the United States regarding candidates for targeted killing of Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, its allies in Somalia’s Shabab militia or elsewhere. Please also include documents which refer to these documents or the meetings during which they were presented, and any other materials related to these 'kill list' presentations and conference calls, as previously referred to in this New York Times article:

If the documents are not able to be released for security reasons, please instead provide a list of the documents rather than their contents.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Rich Jones

From: Central Intelligence Agency


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 1, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Central Intelligence Agency