REPORT ON INSIDER ATTACKS IN AFGHANISTAN

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
Tracking # 13-F-1022
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the report submitted to Congress in compliance with Sec 1212 of NDAA 2013:

SEC. 1212. REPORT ON INSIDER ATTACKS IN AFGHANISTAN AND THEIR EFFECT ON THE UNITED STATES TRANSITION STRATEGY FOR AFGHANISTAN.

(a) Sense of Congress- It is the sense of Congress that--

(1) to the maximum extent possible and consistent with the commander’s professional judgment and the requirements of the mission, the United States military should conduct local force protection for its troops on bases where such troops are garrisoned or housed in Afghanistan;

(2) the increase in attacks and associated threats by Afghanistan National Security Forces personnel, Afghanistan National Security Forces impersonators, and private security contractors against United States, Afghanistan, and coalition military and civilian personnel raises concerns about the force protection for United States troops in Afghanistan and the procedures for screening, vetting, and monitoring Afghanistan National Security Forces personnel and Afghan Public Protection Force personnel;

(3) the Department of Defense and the Government of Afghanistan are making efforts to address the threat of such attacks and associated threats, but continued leadership will be required; and

(4) the North Atlantic Treaty Organization/International Security Assistance Force and the Government of Afghanistan should establish a program to continue to enhance vetting of Afghanistan National Security Forces and Afghan Public Protection Force recruits, to monitor the Afghanistan National Security Forces and the Afghan Public Protection Force personnel, and to re-assess Afghanistan National Security Forces and Afghan Public Protection Force personnel as required.

(b) Report- Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organization/International Security Assistance Force forces in Afghanistan, submit to Congress a report on the attacks and associated threats by Afghanistan National Security Forces personnel, Afghanistan National Security Forces impersonators, Afghan Public Protection Force personnel, Afghan Public Protection Force impersonators, and private security contractors against United States, Afghanistan, and coalition military and civilian personnel (‘insider attacks’) in Afghanistan, and the effect of these attacks on the overall transition strategy in Afghanistan.

(c) Elements- The report required by subsection (b) shall include the following:

(1) A description of the nature and proximate causes of the attacks described in subsection (b), including the following:

(A) An estimate of the number of such attacks on United States, Afghanistan, and coalition military personnel since January 1, 2007.

(B) An estimate of the number of United States, Afghanistan, and coalition personnel killed or wounded in such attacks.

(C) The circumstances or conditions that may have influenced such attacks.

(D) An assessment of the threat posed by infiltration, and a best assessment of the extent of infiltration by insurgents into the Afghanistan National Security Forces and the Afghan Public Protection Force.

(E) A description of trends in the prevalence of such attacks, including where such attacks occur, the political and ethnic affiliation of attackers, and the targets of attackers.

(2) A description of the restrictions and other actions taken by the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization/International Security Assistance Force forces to protect military and civilian personnel from future insider attacks, including measures in predeployment training.

(3) A description of the actions taken by the Government of Afghanistan to prevent and respond to insider attacks, including improved vetting practices.

(4) A description of the insider threat-related factors that will influence the size and scope of the post-2014 training mission for the Afghanistan National Security Forces.

(5) An assessment of the impact of the insider attacks in Afghanistan in 2012 on the overall transition strategy in Afghanistan and its prospects for success, including an assessment how such insider attacks impact--

(A) partner operations between North Atlantic Treaty Organization/International Security Assistance Force forces and Afghanistan National Security Forces;

(B) training programs for the Afghanistan National Security Forces, including proposed training plans to be executed during the post-2014 training mission for the Afghanistan National Security Forces;

(C) United States Special Forces training of the Afghan Local Police and its integration into the Afghanistan National Security Forces; and

(D) the willingness of North Atlantic Treaty Organization/International Security Assistance Force allies to maintain forces in Afghanistan or commit to the post-2014 training mission for the Afghanistan National Security Forces.

(6) An assessment of the impact that a reduction in training and partnering would have on the independent capabilities of the Afghanistan National Security Forces, and whether the training of the Afghanistan National Security Forces should remain a key component of the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization strategy in Afghanistan.

(d) Additional Reports- The Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a semi-annual update to the report required under subsection (b) through December 31, 2014. The additional reports required by this subsection may be submitted in the report required by section 1230 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 122 Stat. 385), as most recently amended by section 1218(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81; 125 Stat. 1632).

(e) Unclassified Executive Summary- The report submitted under subsection (b) and the semi-annual update to the report submitted under subsection (d) shall include an executive summary of the contents of the report in unclassified form.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: OSD-JS FOIA Requester Service Center

Dear Requester,

You will need to RESUBMIT your request, as the email address - foia@whs.mil - is no longer valid. To submit your request electronically, go to the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center web site at:

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

I hereby resubmit the FOIA request below, which was originally submitted to FOIA@whs.mil inadvertently.

Thank you.

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From Shawn Musgrave on June 27, 2013:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the report submitted to Congress in compliance with Sec 1212 of NDAA 2013:

SEC. 1212. REPORT ON INSIDER ATTACKS IN AFGHANISTAN AND THEIR EFFECT ON THE UNITED STATES TRANSITION STRATEGY FOR AFGHANISTAN.

(a) Sense of Congress- It is the sense of Congress that--

(1) to the maximum extent possible and consistent with the commander’s professional judgment and the requirements of the mission, the United States military should conduct local force protection for its troops on bases where such troops are garrisoned or housed in Afghanistan;

(2) the increase in attacks and associated threats by Afghanistan National Security Forces personnel, Afghanistan National Security Forces impersonators, and private security contractors against United States, Afghanistan, and coalition military and civilian personnel raises concerns about the force protection for United States troops in Afghanistan and the procedures for screening, vetting, and monitoring Afghanistan National Security Forces personnel and Afghan Public Protection Force personnel;

(3) the Department of Defense and the Government of Afghanistan are making efforts to address the threat of such attacks and associated threats, but continued leadership will be required; and

(4) the North Atlantic Treaty Organization/International Security Assistance Force and the Government of Afghanistan should establish a program to continue to enhance vetting of Afghanistan National Security Forces and Afghan Public Protection Force recruits, to monitor the Afghanistan National Security Forces and the Afghan Public Protection Force personnel, and to re-assess Afghanistan National Security Forces and Afghan Public Protection Force personnel as required.

(b) Report- Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organization/International Security Assistance Force forces in Afghanistan, submit to Congress a report on the attacks and associated threats by Afghanistan National Security Forces personnel, Afghanistan National Security Forces impersonators, Afghan Public Protection Force personnel, Afghan Public Protection Force impersonators, and private security contractors against United States, Afghanistan, and coalition military and civilian personnel (‘insider attacks’) in Afghanistan, and the effect of these attacks on the overall transition strategy in Afghanistan.

(c) Elements- The report required by subsection (b) shall include the following:

(1) A description of the nature and proximate causes of the attacks described in subsection (b), including the following:

(A) An estimate of the number of such attacks on United States, Afghanistan, and coalition military personnel since January 1, 2007.

(B) An estimate of the number of United States, Afghanistan, and coalition personnel killed or wounded in such attacks.

(C) The circumstances or conditions that may have influenced such attacks.

(D) An assessment of the threat posed by infiltration, and a best assessment of the extent of infiltration by insurgents into the Afghanistan National Security Forces and the Afghan Public Protection Force.

(E) A description of trends in the prevalence of such attacks, including where such attacks occur, the political and ethnic affiliation of attackers, and the targets of attackers.

(2) A description of the restrictions and other actions taken by the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization/International Security Assistance Force forces to protect military and civilian personnel from future insider attacks, including measures in predeployment training.

(3) A description of the actions taken by the Government of Afghanistan to prevent and respond to insider attacks, including improved vetting practices.

(4) A description of the insider threat-related factors that will influence the size and scope of the post-2014 training mission for the Afghanistan National Security Forces.

(5) An assessment of the impact of the insider attacks in Afghanistan in 2012 on the overall transition strategy in Afghanistan and its prospects for success, including an assessment how such insider attacks impact--

(A) partner operations between North Atlantic Treaty Organization/International Security Assistance Force forces and Afghanistan National Security Forces;

(B) training programs for the Afghanistan National Security Forces, including proposed training plans to be executed during the post-2014 training mission for the Afghanistan National Security Forces;

(C) United States Special Forces training of the Afghan Local Police and its integration into the Afghanistan National Security Forces; and

(D) the willingness of North Atlantic Treaty Organization/International Security Assistance Force allies to maintain forces in Afghanistan or commit to the post-2014 training mission for the Afghanistan National Security Forces.

(6) An assessment of the impact that a reduction in training and partnering would have on the independent capabilities of the Afghanistan National Security Forces, and whether the training of the Afghanistan National Security Forces should remain a key component of the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization strategy in Afghanistan.

(d) Additional Reports- The Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a semi-annual update to the report required under subsection (b) through December 31, 2014. The additional reports required by this subsection may be submitted in the report required by section 1230 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 122 Stat. 385), as most recently amended by section 1218(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81; 125 Stat. 1632).

(e) Unclassified Executive Summary- The report submitted under subsection (b) and the semi-annual update to the report submitted under subsection (d) shall include an executive summary of the contents of the report in unclassified form.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Gaylord, Brandon CIV WHS-ESD

Mr. Musgrave,

We have received your FOIA requests for various Congressional reports and have assigned the following case numbers:

13-F-1019 - Report on study that assesses the end-to-end, full-spectrum mobility requirements of all aspects of the National Military Strategy.
* The study is still ongoing. We ask that you re-submit your request after September 1, 2013.

13-F-1022 - Report on Insider Attacks in Afghanistan. This report was rolled into the Section 1230(a) report. We will process this request.

13-F-1023 - Report on Feasibility of Developing Gender Neutral Occupational Standards.
* The final report is not due until 7/31/13. We ask that you re-submit your request after September 1, 2013.

13-F-1024 - Report on Joint Strategy for Readiness and Training in a C4ISR-Denied Environment.
* This report is not due until January 1, 2014. We ask that you re-submit your request at that time.

13-F-1025 - NATO Contributions to Missile Defense in Europe.
*Report has not been finalized. As the report was due July 1, 2013, we ask that you re-submit after August 1, 2013.

13-F-1026 - Regional Ballistic Missile Defense.
*Report has not been finalized. As the report was due July 1, 2013, we ask that you re-submit after August 1, 2013.

13-F-1033 - Shallow Water Combat Submersible Program.
*This report was created by the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Please submit your request directly to SOCOM at the following information:

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For request 13-F-1022 please note that we will be unable to respond to your request within the FOIA's 20 day statutory time period as there are unusual circumstances which impact on our ability to quickly process your request. These unusual circumstances are: (a) the need to search for and collect records from a facility geographically separated from this Office; (b) the potential volume of records responsive to your request; and (c) the need for consultation with one or more other agencies or DoD components having a substantial interest in either the determination or the subject matter of the records. For these reasons, your request has been placed in our complex processing queue and will be worked in the order the request was received. Our current administrative workload is 1,630 open requests.

If you have any questions regarding this action please feel free to contact me.

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 June 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-1022.

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 June 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-1022.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gaylord, Brandon J CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Musgrave,

The estimated date of completion for 13-F-1022 is December 31, 2013.

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 June 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-1022.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gaylord, Brandon J CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good morning,

As referenced below, your estimated date of completion is December 31, 2013.
Thanks,
Brandon

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 June 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-1022.

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 June 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-F-1022.

Thank you for your help.

From: Marye, Charles C CIV WHS ESD (US)

Mr. Musgrave,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated June 27, 2013, which we received in this Office on June 28, 2013. The two links below to the appropriate reports are provided to you as responsive to your request a copy of which is attached. These are the two most recent reports for the subject you have requested. The documents are being released without excision. You may also want to search http://www.defense.gov/pubs/ for additional past reports, or check in the future for the most current release of these reports. Inasmuch as this constitutes a full grant of your request, I am closing your file in this Office. There are no assessable fees associated with this response.

Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan November 2013
http://www.defense.gov/pubs/October_1230_Report_Master_Nov7.pdf

Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan July 2013
http://www.defense.gov/pubs/Section_1230_Report_July_2013.pdf

Both of these reports have the caveat below explaining that these are the publications which satisfy section 1212 of the NDAA

Report to Congress In accordance with sections 1230 and 1231 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181), as amended, and Section 1221 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81), and Sections 1212, 1217, 1223, and 1531(d) of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112-239)

Charles Marye
OSD FOIA OFFICE
(571) 372-0407

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