Richard Engel Records

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the U.S. Special Operations Command - USSOCOM of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2016-007
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From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All internal records pertaining to the widely-reported kidnapping of an American journalist named Richard Engel in December 2012. The kidnapping took place in Syria. Requested records include copies of any investigations conducted by the agency, and correspondence between any SOCOM employees and Engel’s employer, NBC News.

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 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,

J.K. Trotter

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Good afternoon Mr. Trotter,

Attached is an acknowledgement letter in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). It has been assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2016-007.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at FOIA@SOCOM.mil.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Trotter,

This is in response to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request you submitted to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) which was assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2016-007.

The final response letter, FOIA request and two responsive documents for USSOCOM FOIA 2016-007 are being sent to you electronically. In order to protect personally identifiable information, they will be sent to you via AMRDEC SAFE. You will receive a separate email containing an individual username and password. Once the email is received, click on the link provided, which will direct you to AMRDEC SAFE. You will then be prompted to enter the provided username and password. Once entered, you will see the documents being sent to you along with instructions on how to download them.

We are closing your request with no further action required by this office.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

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File Description: Final response for USSOCOM FOIA 2016-007

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Until: 3/23/2016

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Hello,

Could you please provide a new password? This one has expired.

Thank you.

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***DO NOT FORWARD***

Please note, IAW Para 4-5.a(8) and 4-12.c, AR 25-2, it is a violation of SAFE security policy to share/forward Package passwords.

You must contact the Package originator to have the Package re-sent via SAFE (https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/) to other users.

NOTICE: If any doubt exists as to the safety or origin of the file(s) or the veracity of the sender, the recipient reading this message should NOT download the file(s) and should contact the appropriate Information Assurance Security Officer immediately for further guidance.

***PLEASE READ PRIVACY ACT DECLARATION***

***Privacy Act Declaration***
You are hereby notified that the sender has indicated that one or more of the files contain Privacy Act Data. It is your responsibility to protect this data in accordance with Department of the Army guidelines and policies.

USSOCOM FOIA, FOIA@SOCOM.MIL has granted you access to a file(s) uploaded on 3/15/2016 8:08:28 AM Central Time Zone, USA.

File Description: USSOCOM FOIA 2016-007 Final response

Package ID: 5947217

The file(s) will be available at:

https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/pickupfiles.aspx?id=5947217

Until: 3/29/2016

The password is #2$77B7a4N##Hs6

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Thank you.

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From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Trotter,

A new link and password has been sent to you.
Regards,
USSOCOM FOIA Team

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