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Escobar Letter

Escobar Letter

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DEFENSE
INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
WASIII:'IIGTOl'l,
D.C.
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MAY
3 I
2012
Mr
.
Dane Schiller80
I
Texas
A
venueHouston,
TX
77002Dear
Mr.
Schiller:Tillsresponds
to
yourFreedom
of
lnfonnation Act (FOIA)request, dated April23, 2009that yousubmittedto the Federal BureauofInvestigat
io
n(FBI)
fo
rinfornlationconcerning
Mr.
PabloEscobarwhowas thehead
of
a drug cartel
in
Medell in, Colombia. The FBIreferredone documentto theDefenseInte
ll
igence Agency(DIA)for review anddirectresponseto you. I apologizeforthedelayinresponding
to
your request. DIA continues its efforts to eliminatethe large backlog ofpendingFOIA requests.
In
order
to
properlyrespond,it was necessary to consult withanother office within the agency.Upon review.it hasbeendetennined thatportions
of
the document(4 pages) must be withheld
in
par
tfromdisclosurepursuantto the FOIA. The
wi
thheld portions are exempt
fro
mreleasepursuant
to
Exemptions 1 and 3
of
the FOlA, 5 U.S.C.§
55
2(b)(J)and(b)(3). ExemptionIappliesto infonnation properly classifiedtmderthe criteria
of
Executive Order1352
6.
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ti
on 3 applies to infonnation specifically exempted by a statute establishing particular
cr
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U.S.c.
§424and 50 U.S.C.§ 403-1(i).Statute 10U.S.C.§ 424protects the identity
ofDIA
employees.the organizational structureoftheagency. and any function
of
OrA.
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yoW"
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righlto
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ill'1
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to
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of
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