MSF strike reports (CENTCOM)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the United States Central Command - CENTCOM of the United States of America.


From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The report summarizing findings of the US national investigation into the strike on the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Trauma Center in Kunduz City, Afghanistan , on October 3, 2015, as well as all annexes, appendices, digests, abstracts or other accompanying materials.

Per a statement by General John F. Campbell, Commander, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces -Afghanistan given on November 251h, 2015, at Resolute Support headquarters, Kabul, Afghanistan: "I received the report of the US national investigation into the strike on the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Trauma Center in Kunduz City, Afghanistan , on October 3, 2015. [....] It was important that the officers investigating the incident have the requisite seniority and independence to conduct a thorough and unbiased inquiry. For that reason, I requested an outside investigative team. USCENTCOM supported my request , and sent an Army major general independent of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan to lead the
investigation, assisted by two brigadier generals- one from the Army and one from the
Air Force- also from outside my command. The report included specific findings
relating to systems, processes and personnel and I have already approved some of the
findings and recommendations."

As this request is submitted in my capacity as a journalist who has covered the US military extensively, I assert that my appropriate status for the purpose of fees is "media requester." Furthermore, as the requested documents are of considerable public interest and will released in full to the public, I request that all fees be waived.

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.


Shawn Musgrave
Reporter, New England Center for Investigative Reporting

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

While I have received an acknowledgement and tracking number for my request for memos from Gen. Campbell regarding this investigation report (FOIA #16-0060). However, I have not received any acknowledgement or tracking number as to my request for the investigation report itself. Please acknowledge receipt of this separate request, and provide a tracking number accordingly.

Shawn Musgrave

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

Mr. Musgrave, please see attached...thank you.


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