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Yoel Tobin

From: Yoel Tobin
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2004 4:13 PM
To: Dianna Campagna
Cc: Team j[^Front_Office
Subjecb-Dt56 Document Request #15

Dianna:

Phillip asked me to check on this document request a little over two weeks ago, and I was told by Pat Downs on
Dec. 18 that we would have it shortly. Have you received it? If not, I will call her again.

Original Message
From: Yoel Tobin
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 2:25 PM
To: Philip Zelikow
Cc: Front Office; Team 1
Subject: RE: FYI from PZ

I have talked to Steve, and also to Pat Down a couple of times. As of today, she says that she has the Feith
document in her hands but is still coordinating with another agency on its production - she believes she will be
able to send it shortly.

Original Message
From: Philip Zelikow
Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2003 11:48 PM
To: Yoel Tobin
Subject: RE: FYI from PZ

Could you follow up with Steve, to check with Pat Downs?

Philip
Original Message
From: Yoel Tobin
Sent: Sun 12/14/2003 1:09 PM
To: Philip Zelikow; Team 1; Team 1A; Front Office; Dianna Campagna
Cc:
Subject: RE: FYI from PZ

On the Feith memo, my records indicate that Steve e-mailed a document request to DOD (DOD
Request 15) listing me as poc and asking for production no later than December 8, 2003. I have
not heard anything further on this request, and if the document has come in I am not aware of it.

Original Message
From: Philip Zelikow
Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2003 9:46 AM
To: Team 1; Team 1A
Subject: FYI from PZ

Original Message
From: pzelikow@aol.com [mailto:pzelikow@aol.com]

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Sent: Sun 12/14/2003 9:33 AM
To: Front Office
Cc:
Subject: This message was sent to you by a Telegraph user

Hello frontoffice@9-11 commission.gov,

this document has been sent to you by Philip Zelikow (pzelikow@aol.com) from the
news.telegraph website. To view it, open up the following link in a web browser:

http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/12/14/wterrll4.xml

Depending on your email client, you may be able to click on the link in the client.
Alternatively, you may have to open a web browser, such as Netscape or Internet
Explorer, and copy the link over.

Philip Zelikow passed on the following message:
More detail. Again we need to be careful about possible forgery. Incidentally, if we
have not already requested it, I've learned that the Feith package to the SSCI with
their Iraq-AQ argument was sent to Pat Roberts on 27 Oct 03. pz

1/2/2004
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Yoel Tobin

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Monday, December 15, 2003 3:27 PM
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You may want to follow up with Pat Downs at DoD - 70>695::TgoTJr-Tf you don
answer, please let me know. Thanks.

----- Original Message -----
From: Yoel Tobin
Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2003 1:10 PM
To: Philip Zelikow; Team 1; Team 1A; Front Office; Dianna Campagna
Subject: RE: FYI from PZ

On the Feith memo, my records indicate that Steve e-mailed a document request to DOD (DOD Request
15) listing me as poc and asking for production no later than December 8, 2003. I have not heard
anything further on this request, and if the document has come in I am not aware of it.

----- Original Message -----
From: Philip Zelikow
Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2003 9:46 AM
To: Team 1; Team 1A
Subject: FYI from PZ

----- Original Message -----
From: pzelikow@aol.com [mailto:pzelikow@aol.com]
Sent: Sun 12/14/2003 9:33 AM
To: Front Office
Cc:
Subject: This message was sent to you by a Telegraph user

Hello frontoffice@9-l lcommission.gov,

this document has been sent to you by Philip Zelikow (pzelikow@aol.com) from
the news.telegraph website. To view it, open up the following link in a web
browser:

M^

Depending on your email client, you may be able to click on the link in the client.
Alternatively, you may have to open a web browser, such as Netscape or Internet
Explorer, and copy the link over.

Philip Zelikow passed on the following message:
More detail. Again we need to be careful about possible forgery. Incidentally, if we
have not already requested it, I've learned that the Feith package to the SSCI with
their Iraq-AQ argument was sent to Pat Roberts on 27 Oct 03. pz

12/15/2003
In July, Robertson denied petitions to dismiss claims againsfdefendant Soliman J. Khudeira, a
Saudi bank and two Muslim charities.

The suit, filed in August 2002 in the U.S. District CoKfrt for the District of Columbia, seeks $1
trillion in damages for survivors of more than 900/wctims of the terror attacks in New York and
Washington and other injured firefighters and rescue workers.

The complaint names more than seven defendants, including the government of Sudan,
seven banks and eight Islam icfoundatio

Lawyers said a primary purpose oHn"e suit was to choke off terrorists' financial resources.

12. The U.S. government's secret memo...

STEPHEN F. HAYES
The Weekly Standard

OSAMA BIN LADEN and Saddam Hussein had an operational relationship from the early 1990s
to 2003 that involved training in explosives and weapons of mass destruction, logistical support
for terrorist attacks, al Qaeda training camps and safe haven in Iraq, and Iraqi financial support
for al Qaeda-perhaps even for Mohamed Atta-according to a top secret U.S. government
memorandum obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
The memo, dated October 27, 2003, was sent from Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas
J. Feith to Senators Pat Roberts and Jay Rockefeller, the chairman and vice chairman of the
Senate Intelligence Committee. It was written in response to a request from the committee as part
of its investigation into prewar intelligence claims made by the administration. Intelligence
reporting included in the 16-page memo comes from a variety of domestic and foreign agencies,
including the FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the
National Security Agency. Much of the evidence is detailed, conclusive, and corroborated by
multiple sources. Some of it is new information obtained in custodial interviews with high-level al
Qaeda terrorists and Iraqi officials, and some of it is more than a decade old. The picture that
emerges is one of a history of collaboration between two of America's most determined and
dangerous enemies.

According to the memo-which lays out the intelligence in 50 numbered points~lraq-al Qaeda
contacts began in 1990 and continued through mid-March 2003, days before the Iraq War began.
Most of the numbered passages contain straight, fact-based intelligence reporting, which in some
cases includes an evaluation of the credibility of the source. This reporting is often followed by
commentary and analysis.

The relationship began shortly before the first Gulf War. According to reporting in the memo, bin
Laden sent "emissaries to Jordan in 1990 to meet with Iraqi government officials." At some
unspecified point in 1991, according to a CIA analysis, "Iraq sought Sudan's assistance to
establish links to al Qaeda." The outreach went in both directions. According to 1993 CIA
reporting cited in the memo, "bin Laden wanted to expand his organization's capabilities through
ties with Iraq."

The primary go-between throughout these early stages was Sudanese strongman Hassan al-
Turabi, a leader of the al Qaeda-affiliated National Islamic Front. Numerous sources have
confirmed this. One defector reported that "al-Turabi was instrumental in arranging the Iraqi-al
Qaeda relationship. The defector said Iraq sought al Qaeda influence through its connections with
Afghanistan, to facilitate the transshipment of proscribed weapons and equipment to Iraq. In
return, Iraq provided al Qaeda with training and instructors."

PRESS CLIPS FOR NOVEMBER 15-17 2003 17
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Yoel Tobin

From: Yoel Tobin [ytobin@9-11commission.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 10:21 AM
To: 'sdunne@9-11commission.gov'
Cc: 'team1@9-11commission.gov'; 'team4@9-11commission.gov'
Subject: revised document request

Steve:

Phillip came in last night and told me that the document request was ok substantively, but asked me to give more
detail on the underlying document and/or attach it. I have done both. Thanks!

Yoel

11/18/2003
DOD DOCUMENT REQUEST NO.

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States ("the
Commission") requests that the Department of Defense (the "DOD" or the "respondent")
provide the Commission with the following materials no later than December , 2003
(the "production date"):

If it exists, the alleged intelligence document relating to Al Qaeda referenced in
the November 24, 2003 issue of The Weekly Standard, in the article by Stephen F. Hayes
entitled "Case Closed: The U.S. government's secret memo detailing cooperation
between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden." According to the article, the document
is an October 27,2003 memorandum from Undersecretary of Defense Douglas J. Feith to
Senators Pat Roberts and Jay Rockefeller, the chairman and vice chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee. The article states that the memorandum is 16 pages long.
Attached is a copy of the Weekly Standard article.

The Commission requests that the document requested above be provided as soon as it is
available.

If the requested document is withheld from production, even temporarily, based on an
alleged claim of privilege or for any other reason, the Commission requests that the
respondent, as soon as possible and in no event later than the production date, identify
and describe the alleged basis for not producing it, with sufficient specificity to allow a
meaningful challenge to any such withholding.

If the respondent does not have possession, custody or control of the requested document
but has information about where it may be located, the Commission requests that the
respondent provide such information as soon as possible and in no event later than the
production date.

If the respondent has any questions or concerns about the interpretation or scope of this
document request, the Commission requests that any such questions or concerns be raised
with the Commission as soon as possible so that any such issues can be addressed and
resolved prior to the production date.

November , 2003

Daniel Marcus
General Counsel
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The Weekly Standard

Case Closed
From the November 24, 2003 issue: The U.S. government's secret memo detailing cooperation between
Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.
by Stephen F. Hayes
11/24/2003, Volume 009, Issue 11

OSAMA BIN LADEN and Saddam Hussein had an operational relationship from the early
1990s to 2003 that involved training in explosives and weapons of mass destruction, logistical
support for terrorist attacks, al Qaeda training camps and safe haven in Iraq, and Iraqi financial
support for al Qaeda-perhaps even for Mohamed Atta-according to a top secret U.S.
government memorandum obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD.

The memo, dated October 27, 2003, was sent from Undersecretary of Defense for Policy
Douglas J. Feith to Senators Pat Roberts and Jay Rockefeller, the chairman and vice chairman
of the Senate Intelligence Committee. It was written in response to a request from the
committee as part of its investigation into prewar intelligence claims made by the
administration. Intelligence reporting included in the 16-page memo comes from a variety of
domestic and foreign agencies, including the FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the
Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency. Much of the evidence is
detailed, conclusive, and corroborated by multiple sources. Some of it is new information
obtained in custodial interviews with high-level al Qaeda terrorists and Iraqi officials, and
some of it is more than a decade old. The picture that emerges is one of a history of
collaboration between two of America's most determined and dangerous enemies.

According to the memo—which lays out the intelligence in 50 numbered points--Iraq-al Qaeda
contacts began hi 1990 and continued through mid-March 2003, days before the Iraq War
began. Most of the numbered passages contain straight, fact-based intelligence reporting,
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4. Indonesian terrorist leader linked with bin Laden

Associated Press

The man thought to be the new military chief of Jemaah Islamiah is ar/ong a handful of
Indonesians in direct contact with al-Qaeda, officials in Jakarta say, zfdding that he is considered
the most lethal terrorist in Asia and is plotting fresh attacks in the region.

Known as Zulkarnaen, the highest-ranking leader of the South-East Asian terrorist group is
believed to head an elite squad that helped carry out the suicijzfe bombing at Jakarta's Marriott
Hotel that killed 12 people.

Officials also say that Zulkarnaen helped to prepare the b/mbs that killed 202 people, including
88 Australians, in Bali. They said Zulkarnaen held a meefting last March on the tiny island of
Sebatik with two other senior militants to plot attacks against Western hotels and banks in
Indonesia.

"He's considered to be the most dangerous guy that's out there," said Ken Conboy, who runs
Risk Management Advisory, a security consultancy in Jakarta.

Zulkarnaen, real name Aris Sumarsono, is cajted Daud by fellow militants and is thought to be
hiding in Indonesia.

A protege of Abdullah Sungkar, the founder of Jl, Zulkarnaen became operations chief for the
organisation several weeks after the airest in Thailand in August of his alleged predecessor,
Riduan Isamuddin, also known as Hapnbali, Indonesian officials said.

He is now among al-Qaeda's poimmen in South-East Asia and is one of the few people in
Indonesia who have direct contain with Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, an intelligence
adviser said.

The International Crisis Groidp think tank recently issued a report also listing Zulkarnaen as
having direct contact with zfl-Qaeda's leadership.

Officials said Zulkarnaen now leads a squad of militants called Laskar Khos, or special force,
whose members were-recruited from among 300 Indonesians who trained in Afghanistan and the
Philippines.

Thought to be aj^out 40 years old, Zulkarnaen is described as a small man of few words, slightly
built and thin./

Indonesja's national police chief, Da'l Bachtiar, said last week that handwritten notes found in a
rentepkfoom used by another top Jemaah Islamiah fugitive, Azahari bin Husin, a Malaysian,
revealed plans for a bombing in February.

5. Case Decidedly Not Closed

MICHAEL ISIKOFF AND MARK HOSENBALL
NEWSWEEK
A leaked Defense Department memo claiming new evidence of an "operational relationship"
between Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein's former regime is mostly based on unverified
claims that were first advanced by some top Bush administration officials more than a year ago-

PRESS CLIPS FOR NOVEMBER 20, 2003
Thomas H. Kean
CHAIR DoD DOCUMENT REQUEST NO. 15
Lee H Hamilton
VICE CHAIR The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the
Richard Ben-Veniste
"Commission") requests that the Department of Defense (DoD or the "respondent")
provide the Commission with a copy of the following document no later than
MaxQeland December 8,2003 (the "production date"):
Fred F. Fielding
1. If it exists, the alleged intelligence document relating to al Qaeda referenced in the
Jamie S. Gorelick November 24,2003 issue of The Weekly Standard, in the article by Stephen F.
Slade Gorton Hayes entitled "Case Closed: The U.S. government's secret memo detailing
cooperation between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden." According to the
John Lehman
article, the document is an October 27, 2003 memorandum from Under Secretary of
Timothy J. Roemer Defense Feith to Senators Roberts and Rockefeller, the chair and vice chair of the
Senate Intelligence Committee. The article states that the memorandum is 16 pages
James R Thompson
long. A copy of The Weekly Standard article is attached.
Philip D. Zelikow
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Commission requests that the document requested above be provided as soon as it
is available.

If any requested document is withheld from production, even temporarily, based on an
alleged claim of privilege or for any other reason, the Commission requests that the
respondent, as soon as possible and in no event later than the production date, identify
and describe each such document, as well as the alleged basis for not producing it,
with sufficient specificity to allow a meaningful challenge to any such withholding.

If the respondent does not have possession, custody or control of any requested
document but has information about where such a document may be located, the
Commission requests that the respondent provide such information as soon as possible
and in no event later than the production date.

If the respondent has any questions or concerns about the interpretation or scope of
this document request, the Commission requests that any such questions or concerns
be raised with the Commission as soon as possible so that any such issues can be
addressed and resolved prior to the production date.

November 24, 2003 Daniel Marcus
General Counsel

TEL (202) 331-4060
FAX (202) 296-5545
www.9-1 lcommission.gov
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Yoel Tobin

From: Steve Dunne [sdunne@9-11commission.gov]
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 5:10 PM
To: 'Downs, Pat, Ms, OSD-USDI1
Cc: brian.h.hook@usdoj.gov; dmarcus®9-11commission.gov; teaml @9-11commission.gov;
dcampagna® 9-11commission.gov
Subject: DoD document request no. 15

Pat: Attached as a Word document is DoD document request no. 15. Please call Yoel Tobin at 202-
331-4071 with any questions and to arrange for production. Feel free to call Dan or me as well if any
issues arise. Thanks. Steve

11/25/2003