The Future of Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons

Martin Pfeiffer filed this request with the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Martin Pfeiffer

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The report titled "The Future of Non-Strategic Nuclear Forces: Are these Capabilities Still Needed"; labeled as having been written by Joseph S. Howard II and Edward J Whitted; labeled as "LA-12063-MS; and identified as having been written and/or published in 1991. In addition, please also search for and provide any additional similar reports written on the same or similar topics including any written in response or as an update to the document I have named.

As the FOIA requires, please release all reasonably segregable nonexempt portions of documents. If you withhold information or records then please identify the exemption through which you do so and advise me of my options for appeal under the law.

To assist with finding this and related records: although theoretically "The Future of Non-Strategic Nuclear Forces" was deposited in the NNSA FOIA reading room on UNM's campus, despite having spent now dozens of hours with that collection, I have not encountered it.

I am a PhD student at the University of New Mexico and the information requested is for academic and public education purposes, including my PhD dissertation project, and not primarily for commercial or profit use. Furthermore, I will make responsive recoIrds available to the public via my academic publications and presentations; on social media (I have over 14,000 Twitter followers); and through the News Site In addition I run a publicly accessible research archive freely accessible to the public (including records provided to me via FOIA requests to NNSA) at the following link : . Please note that you can access my UNM student profile page at the following url: I have both the ability and intent to make records provided to me widely available to the public via either self-publishing or through writing for journalistic and scholarly publications.

Therefore, as per Sack v. DOD (2016) I qualify for educational institution fee status and ask that you process my request accordingly. In your response please confirm that you will be processing my request under the educational institution fee status.

If fees are assessed then I agree to pay fees up to $30 without additional notice. In the event that there are fees exceeding $30 then please inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

I hereby request that all records generated by this request be delivered in electronic format via email or, if that is not possible, on CD-ROM if available.
Please do not hesitate to contact me (preferably via email) with any questions or information. You may, and I request that you do so, engage in rolling release of responsive documents.

I look forward to receiving your response within the twenty day statutory period. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and time in this matter.

Martin Pfeiffer

From: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration

Good Afternoon,
Please see the attached final response and responsive documents.

Thank you,
Donna Del Rio
FOIA/PA Analyst
Office of General Counsel
National Nuclear Security Administration

From: Martin Pfeiffer


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it. My apologies for having missed this one on OSTI. I appreciate you forwarding it to me.

Martin Pfeiffer