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Hungarian Freedom Fighters Association ZF010456WJ

Hungarian Freedom Fighters Association ZF010456WJ

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DEPARTMENTOFTHEARMY
UNITEDSTATESARMYINTELLIGENCEANDSECURITYCOMMANDFREEDOMOFINFORMATIONIPRIVACYOFFICEFORTGEORGEG.MEADE,MARYLAND
20755-5995
REPLYTOAT"TENTIONOF:
July9,2000FreedomofInformation!PrivacyOfficeMr.JohnYoungCRYPTOME251West89thStreetSuite6ENewYork,NewYork10024DearMr.Young:
References:
a.YourFreedomofInformationAct(FOIA)requestofMarch29,2001,forrecordsconcerningvariousdossiers.YourrequestwasreceivedinthisofficeonApril18,2001.
b.OurletterofApril20,2001,informingyouthatadditionaltimewasneededtoreviewtherecordsandwewereunabletocomplytothe20-daystatutorytimelimitinprocessingyourrequest.WehaveconductedchecksoftheautomatedDefenseClearanceandInvestigationsIndexandasearchoftheInvestigativeRecordsRepositorytodeterminetheexistenceofArmyintelligenceinvestigativerecordsresponsivetoyourrequest.WehavelocatedtheenclosedrecordspertainingtoHungarianFreedomFightersAssociation,ZF010456WJ.WehavecompletedamandatorydeclassificationreviewinaccordancewithExecutiveOrder(EO)12958.AsaresultofthisreviewinformationhasbeensanitizedfromtheserecordsastheinformationiscurrentlyandproperlyclassifiedCONFIDENTIALaccordingtoSections1.3(a)(3),3.4(b)(1)and3.4(b)(6)ofEO12958.ThisinformationisexemptfromthepublicdisclosureprovisionsoftheFOIApursuanttoTitle5U.S.Code552(b)(1).Feesforprocessingthisrequestarewaived.Abriefexplanationoftheapplicablesectionsfollows:
Section1.3(a)(3)ofEO12958providesthatinformationshallbeclassifiedCONFIDENTIALifitsunauthorizeddisclosurereasonablycouldbeexpectedtocausedamagetothenationalsecurity.
 
-2-Section3.4(b)(l)ofEO12958providesthatinformationmorethan25yearsoldisexemptfromautomaticdeclassificationifitwouldrevealtheidentityofaconfidentialhumansource,orrevealinformationabouttheapplicationofanintelligencesourceormethodsorrevealtheidentityofhumanintelligencesourcewhentheunauthorizeddisclosureofthatsourcewouldclearlyanddemonstrablydamagethenationalsecurityinterestsoftheUnitedStates.
Section3.4(b)(6)ofEO12958providesthatclassifiedinformationmorethan25yearsoldisexemptfromautomaticdeclassificationifitwouldrevealinformationthatwouldseriouslyanddemonstrablyimpairrelationsbetweentheUnitedStatesandaforeigngovernment,orseriouslyanddemonstrablyundermineongoingdiplomaticactivitiesoftheUnitedStates.Sincethereleaseofsomeoftheinformationdeletedfromtherecordswouldresultinanunwarrantedinvasionoftheprivacyrightoftheindividualsconcerned,thisinformationisexemptfromthepublicdisclosureprovisionsoftheFOIAperTitle5U.S.Code552(b)(7)(C).Inaddition,sincethereleaseoftheinformationintherecordswouldrevealtheidentityofconfidentialsources,itisexemptfrompublicdisclosurepursuanttoTitle5U.S.Code552(b)(7)(D)oftheFOIA.Thesignificantandlegitimategovernmentalpurposetobeservedbywithholdingisthataviableandeffectiveintelligenceinvestigativecapabilityisdependentuponprotectionofconfidentialsources.Thewithholdingofinformationbythisofficeisapartialdenialofyourrequest.ThisdenialismadeonbehalfofBrigadierGeneralKeithB.Alexander,theCommandingGeneral,U.S.ArmyIntelligenceandSecurityCommand,whoistheInitialDenialAuthorityforArmyintelligenceinvestigativeandsecurityrecordsundertheFOIA.YoumayappealthisdecisiontotheSecretaryoftheArmy.Ifyouwishtofileanappeal,youshouldforwardittothisoffice.Yourappealmustbepostmarkednolaterthan60calendardaysfromthedateofthisletter.Afterthe60dayperiod,thecasemaybeconsideredclosed;however,suchclosuredoesnotprecludeyoufilinglitigationinthecourts.Duringtheprocessingofyourrequest,informationwasdisclosedwhichisunderthepurviewofanothergovernmentagency.Thisofficehasnoauthoritytoreleasetheserecordsandtheyarebeingreferred,alongwithyourrequest,forappropriateactionundertheFOIA,anddirectreplytoyou.
 
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24July2001Ivlr.JohnYoungCryptome251West89thSt.Suite6ENewYork,NY10024Reference:F-2001-01517DearMr.Young:Inthecourseofprocessingyour29March2001FreedomofInformationAct(FOIA)requestforinformationregardingtheHungarianFreedomFightersAssociation,theDepartmentoftheArmylocatedaCIAdocumentandreferredittousforreviewanddirectresponsetoyou.
WehavereviewedthedocumentandhavedeterminedthatitisproperlyclassifiedandmustbedeniedinitsentiretyonthebasisofFOIAexemptions(b)(l)and(b)(3).Anexplanationofexemptionsisenclosed.YouhavetherighttoappealthisdecisionbyaddressingyourappealtotheAgencyReleasePanelwithin45daysfromthedateofthisletter,inmycare.Shouldyouchoosetodothis,pleaseexplainthebasisofyourappeal.
Thankyouforyourpatiencewhilewewereprocessingthisreferral.Sincerely,Kathryn1.DyerInformationandPrivacyCoordinatorEnclosure

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