Stay Behind talks (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1396783-000, DOJ-AP-2018-007158


Est. Completion None
Awaiting Appeal


From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials relating to plans or discussions (whether inter or intra-Agency) regarding an Alaskan stay-behind network in the 1950s.

The existence of these programs and discussions has been previously revealed in declassified and publicly available FBI and CIA documents, including and

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: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Emma Best

I am appealing the integrity of the response, including but not to on the basis of:

1. these records were previously released to me
2. the version of records posted is incomplete compared to what was released to me
3. the request explicitly included previously unreleased records
4. a rolling release was explicitly requested

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

This message is to notify you of a new appeal submission to the FOIAonline application. Appeal information is as follows:
* Appeal Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2018-007158
* Request Tracking Number: 13996783-000
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 07/09/2018
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI Appeal

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FOIA appeal DOJ-AP-2018-007158 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOJ-AP-2018-007158. This is normally due to the appeal being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this appeal are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2018-007158
* New Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2018-007158
* Requester Name: Mr. Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 07/25/2018
* Long Description: FBI Appeal

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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