Syria Coordination

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Special Operations Command of the United States of America.
Due Nov. 14, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Caitlin Russell

To Whom It May Concern:

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

-Communications between the United States and Russia from Jan. 1 2012 to the date on which this request is processed regarding any coordination in Syria (accident prevention, airstrikes, etc.)

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.

Sincerely,

Caitlin Russell

From: Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Special Operations Command

Dear Ms. Russell,

We have received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (copied below) and have assigned it USSOCOM FOIA 2018-007. Please refer to this number should you have any questions concerning your request.

Your request is being processed in accordance with procedural requirements promulgated in Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation 5400.7-R which is available on the internet at: http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/foi. The actual processing time will depend upon its complexity, whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our administrative workload.

We have placed you in the "all others" category for fee purposes, which means you are obligated to pay for all search time beyond two hours and duplication costs after the first 100 pages. We will advise you if there are any costs associated with processing your request.

Please be advised that the USSOCOM FOIA Office has a substantial number of pending FOIA cases. Therefore, we process requests in a multi-track processing system based on the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing each request. We estimate the time for completion to be approximately 6-9 months; it could be more or less.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact this office at FOIA@socom.mil.
Regards,
USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: Caitlin Russell

I believe I should be in the reporter category with regard to fees. I've worked as a reporter for about five years for both print and online publications, and currently work as a reporter for MuckRock. Please let me know if you're willing to reconsider the "all others" designation. Thank you.
Best,
Caitlin Russell

From: Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Special Operations Command

Ma'am,

I apologize for the mix-up. You have been placed in the news media category. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us any time. Thank you.

Respectfully,
Keith

Keith F. Komosinski
Chief, USSOCOM FOIA/PA/CL Branch
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
Phone: 813 826-3212

From: Caitlin Russell

I appreciate your help. Thank you!
Best,
Caitlin

From: Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Special Operations Command

Good morning Ms. Russell,

Your request assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2018-007 is still being processed in our multi-track system. We estimate time for completion to be approximately 4-6 months; it could be more or less. Please be assured we are processing your request as expeditiously as possible.
Best Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Special Operations Command

Good morning Ms. Russell,

Your request assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2018-007 is still being processed in our multi-track system. We estimate time for completion to be approximately 3-6 months; it could be more or less. Please be assured we are processing your request as expeditiously as possible.
Best Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Special Operations Command

Good morning Ms. Russell,

Your request assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2018-007 is still being processed in our multi-track system. We estimate time for completion to be approximately 3-6 months; it could be more or less. Please be assured we are processing your request as expeditiously as possible.
Best Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

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