SIGAR - State Dept correspondence re: Afghan bailout

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction 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:

-All correspondence from the State Department in response to SIGAR inquiry letter SIGAR-14-101-SP (dated September 26, 2014), including the October 10, 2014 letter in response to SIGAR's inquiry letter.

Given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist, I request that I be categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. Here is a selection of my published articles on MuckRock:

I have also been published in a number of other media outlets:

As the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at and pertains to a matter of considerable public interest, I further request a full waiver of all fees.

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

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Apologies. I meant to include some supplementary information along with my initial request. See below.

SIGAR's inquiry letter (Inquiry Letter: Afghan Budget Bailout, SIGAR-14-101-SP, September 26, 2014) and the State Department's response letter (State Department, response to SIGAR inquiry letter SIGAR-14-101-SP, October 10, 2014) were both noted in SIGAR's inquiry letter SIGAR-15-45-SP Inquiry Letter: Afghan Budget Shortfall, dated April 15, 2015.

A copy of this inquiry letter can be found online here:

The State Department response letter is noted in footnote number 3.

Thank you,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Apologies for the barrage of emails, but it's come to my attention that these documents are already available online:

Given the above, please consider this request closed.

Shawn Musgrave

From: MuckRock

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