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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents relating to the Psychological Strategy Board, which was formed on April 4, 1951 and composed of the Under Secretary of State, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and the Director of Central Intelligence, or their designated representatives. The PSB was abolished on September 3, 1953 by Executive Order.

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.


Michael Best

From: Graves, Aaron K CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Best,

This is the final response to your attached February 19, 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which was received in this office and assigned FOIA case number 16-F-0595. We ask that you use this number when referring to your request in this office.

However, please note that your request was misdirected to this office for processing. Please be aware that this FOIA office only processes requests for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Joint Staff (JS). There is no central FOIA processing point for records for the entire Department of Defense (DoD); instead, processing is decentralized and delegated to those officials of the Military Services, various DoD components, and federal agencies that generate and/or maintain the records being sought. Due to the age of the requested information, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), which operates its own FOIA office, would have cognizance over the information you have requested. You may request these records, if they exist, directly from the NARA FOIA Office. Contact information and instructions on how to submit your request to NARA can be found on their website at: This action closes your reques
t with this office, and there are no assessable fees associated with this response.


Aaron Graves
(571) 372-0435


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