Marine Force Recon in Mexico

Douglas Lucas filed this request with the U.S. Army, Special Operations Command of the United States of America.
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From: Douglas Lucas

To Whom It May Concern:

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

An index of files related to any presence of US Marine Force Recon in Mexico.

Please limit this request to all responsive documents generated from Dec 31, 1999 and the date this request is processed.

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 MuckRock.com, 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.

Sincerely,

Douglas Lucas

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 5, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 5, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: USASOC FOIA

Mr. Lucas,
We sent you a No Records response on 13 Dec 13.
Sincerely,

Christopher Nesbitt
CIO G-6, FOIA/PA Officer
U.S. Army Special Operations Command
(910) 432-9233 / DSN: 239-9233
christopher.nesbitt@us.army.mil (NIPR)
chris.w.nesbitt@usasoc.socom.smil.mil (SIPR)

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From: Douglas Lucas

The No Records response you sent on 13 December 2013, to a different email address, was for my FOIA Case #14-016, which I originally filed on December 6.

But this email address is for a different request of mine originally filed on December 5. It asked for "An index of files related to any presence of US Marine Force Recon in Mexico. Please limit this request to all responsive documents generated from Dec 31, 1999 and the date this request is processed." But I did not receive an answer; you instead referred me to your No Records respone for #14-016, which is a different case.

Please tell me if there are any records referring to any presence of US Marine Force Recon in Mexico any time from Dec 31, 1999 to the date this request is processed.

Sincerely,

Douglas Lucas

From: USASOC FOIA

Mr. Lucas,

Sorry for the confusion and let me explain what happened to your FOIA request. Your request for "An index of files related to any presence of U.S. Marine Force Recon in Mexico" which was sent from the following email address: requests@muckrock.com was referred to a FOIA/PA specialist at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. Since you have written back to us inquiring about your FOIA request, I contacted their office to check on the status.

Your request, which was originally sent to our email address, was administratively closed due to duplication. This means you had sent the exact same request to their office and it was already working its way through the FOIA process. Your request was processed under the file number 2014-F000206 and a response to this request was sent to you on December 17, 2013 @12:59 EST. This response should have stated that your request was being referred to U.S. Northern Command for processing. To find out more information about this FOIA request, please contact U.S. Northern Command at the address that was provided to you. If for some reason you did not receive this response, please contact the FOIA Office, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps at (703) 614-4008 and reference file number 2014-F000206. They will provide you with another copy of their final response letter.

I hope this email clears up any confusion you might have about your FOIA request. If you have any other questions, please contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) FOIA Office at usasoc.foia@soc.mil or call our office at (910) 432-9233/432-2437.

Respectfully,

Ronald Corrado
FOIA/PA – Information Specialist
Support Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6
U.S. Army Special Operations Command
Comm: (910) 432-2437/DSN: 239-2437
Email: ronald.r.corrado@ahqb.soc.mil

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From: Douglas Lucas

Thank you, that clears up the confusion.

Sincerely,

Douglas Lucas

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