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Aaron Swartz 05/03/2011

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any photos or videos from the 2011 operation to capture or kill Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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,

Aaron Swartz

U.S. Navy 05/05/2011

DON PA/FOIA Policy Branch 05/06/2011

Dear Mr. Swartz:

SUBJECT: YOUR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CASE DON 2011F051255

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated May 3, 2011. Your request was received in our office on the same day.

We have determined that the information you are seeking may be maintained by the following officials:

Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command
2000 Trident Way
San Diego, CA 92155-5599

Commander, Naval Air Forces
PO Box 357051
San Diego, CA 92135-7051

Therefore, we are forwarding your requests to those officials for action and direct response to you.

Questions regarding the action that our office has taken during the initial processing of your request may be directed to our FOIA service center (202) 685-0412. For questions regarding the current status of your request, please contact a FOIA Coordinator at NAVSPECWARCOM directly at (619) 537-1992 or at CNAF at (619) 545-2796.

Sincerely,

ROBIN PATTERSON
Head, DON PA/FOIA Policy Branch

USSOCOM FOIA TEAM 05/13/2011

Good Morning, Mr. Swartz,

Your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was referred to this office by the U.S. Department of Navy for direct response to you. The request is for “any photos or videos from the 2011 operation to capture or kill Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.” We have assigned it United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) control number 2011-104. Please refer to this number should you have any questions concerning your request.

In order that we send you a formal acknowledgement letter by FEDEX, we are asking for a current phone number to include on the FEDEX form.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

v/r

USSOCOM FOIA TEAM

813 826-4166

USSOCOM FOIA TEAM 05/13/2011

Good Morning, Mr. Swartz,

Your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was referred to this office by the U.S. Department of Navy for direct response to you. The request is for “any photos or videos from the 2011 operation to capture or kill Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.” We have assigned it United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) control number 2011-104. Please refer to this number should you have any questions concerning your request.

In order that we send you a formal acknowledgement letter by FEDEX, we are asking for a current phone number to include on the FEDEX form.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

v/r

USSOCOM FOIA TEAM

813 826-4166

MuckRock.com 05/15/2011

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USSOCOM 05/17/2011

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U.S. Navy 05/17/2011

Aaron Swartz 05/31/2011

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 3, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

Eric S. Erdmann 06/01/2011

Dear Mr. Swartz:

Thank you for your FOIA request dated May 3, 2011 DON number 2011F051255,
and referred to NAVSPECWARCOM number 11-038N. Specifically you are
requesting the following information:

"Any photos or videos from the 2011 operation to capture or kill Osama
bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan."

Please be advised that the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Joint Staff
(OSD/JS) FOIA Office is responding on behalf of the entire Department of
Defense (DoD) to all FOIA requests within the DoD for information related to
the operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Therefore,
they will respond directly to you concerning the FOIA request that you sent
to us. For your information, the OSD/JS FOIA Office contact information is:

OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center
Office of Freedom of Information
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1155
1-866-574-4970

Eric S. Erdmann

FOIA Coordinator

NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND

2000 Trident Way, San Diego, CA 92155-5599

(619) 537-1133

eric.erdmann@navsoc.socom.mil

MuckRock.com 06/21/2011

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 3, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

MuckRock.com 07/04/2011

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 3, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

MuckRock.com 11/30/2011

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 3, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

Office of Secretary of Defense 01/09/2012