Talking Points re: NSA Message Admitting The NSA Has Voice Tapes Concerning June 8, 1967 Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty

Joe Meadors filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Joe Meadors

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any documents with the phrase TALKING POINTS in the title or elsewhere produced in the NSA Public Affairs Office that address questions raised about the "voice tapes" referred to in the NSA message, "Station Has Voice Tapes (6th Fleet) of Activity on 08 June Involving USS Liberty, 09 Jun 1967" that the NSA released concerning the June 8, 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. (The document is included in NSA's listing of released documents concerning the attack on the USS Liberty and is available at

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.


Joe Meadors
USS Liberty Survivor
Director of Operations, USS Liberty Veterans Association

From: National Security Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.


Muckrock Requester's:

The FOIA requests referenced below (NSA Case Numbers) are in our initial processing backlog queue waiting to be pulled to conduct the necessary searches; further correspondence from NSA will not be initiated until the case is pulled for this search processing step.

NSA Case Numbers: 100426, 102717, 102914, and 102959.

From: Muckrock Staff

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From: National Security Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.