|Submitted||Aug. 29, 2016|
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
All records of communications between the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (Thomas Wilson subsequently Lowell Jacoby) and the individuals named below on the subject of Iraq between April 1, 2002 and April 1, 2003. Please include all memoranda, emails, notes/minutes/transcripts of meetings or phone calls, and all other records of communication. The individuals are:
1) Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet
2) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
3) Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz
4) Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith
5) Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs William Luti
6) Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Peter Rodman
7) Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense/Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Stephen Cambone
8) National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice
9) Deputy National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley
10) CENTCOM Commander Tommy Franks
I request a waiver of all fees associated with this request as it serves a compelling public interest in better understanding the causes and conduct of the Iraq War. This request is made for the purposes of research into the functioning of the Department of Defense in planning and executing the war in Iraq. I hold a PhD in political science, focused on international security and U.S. foreign policy and am well-positioned to use responsive documents to advance public understanding of the operations of the U.S. government (I have carried out such research using declassified documents in the past - see my website, davidalindsey.com for details). I will disseminate conclusions derived from responsive documents through papers, publications, and a book manuscript currently in progress. The addition to public understanding is likely to be significant given the substantial importance of US intelligence in the Iraq conflict. While certain features of the intelligence process (notably with respect to WMD) have been well-documented, far less is known about the way that senior officials tasked and responded to the intelligence community. As such, responsive documents are likely to shed considerable light on the way that the DIA fit into the broader defense community.
If a waiver of fees is not available, I request classification as an educational institution requester. I am a post-doctoral research fellow in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and this request is made under the auspices of Princeton University solely for the purposes of academic research. 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.
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
A no responsive documents response.