War Plan Red Talking Points

JPat Brown filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1308372-000
Status
Rejected

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From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents (memos, correspondence, reports) concerning the 1974 declassification of "War Plan Red," which detailed a possible US invasion of Canada, and the potential impact on US-Canadian relations.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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.

Sincerely,

JPat Brown

From: FOIA Request

Please be advised that based on the timeframe of your request the records would most likely be at NARA. Please let us know if you like to withdraw your request.

Based upon the information contained in your communication, some or all of the records you seek may no longer be in the possession of the State Department. The majority of Department of State records (excluding passport and visa records) that are 25 years or older and considered to be permanent are transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in accordance with Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 171.6. Accordingly, you should direct your request to:

FOIA Officer

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Telephone: (301) 837-FOIA (3642)

FAX: (301) 837-0293

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Sincerely,
Requester Communications Branch

From: JPat Brown

Thank you for the clarification and advisement - I will follow up with the archives. Please consider this request withdrawn.
Best,

From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

I was referred to your agency after initially submitting this request to the State Department. Please find the request below.

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

All documents (memos, correspondence, reports) concerning the 1974 declassification of "War Plan Red," which detailed a possible US invasion of Canada, and the potential impact on US-Canadian relations.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
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.
Sincerely,
JPat Brown

From: FOIA Request

Thank you for responding.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

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