Entity: Department of Defense

FOIA to DOD Seeking Any Legal Analysis Supporting State’s Emergency Declaration to Sell Arms to Middle Eastern Countries

July 3, 2019
FOIA to DOD requesting any legal analysis supporting or relied on for Secretary Pompeo's determination that an emergency exists requiring the immediate sale of arms to Middle Eastern countries, including analysis regarding the legality of using such an emergency declaration or State Department's ability to use a declaration to waive congressional review requirements.

FOIA to DOD Seeking Any Records Reflecting Legal Analysis Supporting State’s Emergency Declaration to Sell Arms to Middle Eastern Countries

July 3, 2019
FOIA to DOD requesting any records reflecting legal analysis supporting or relied on for Secretary Pompeo's determination that an emergency exists requiring the immediate sale of arms to Middle Eastern countries, including analysis regarding the legality of using such an emergency declaration or State Department's ability to use a declaration to waive congressional review requirements.

News Roundup: Setbacks for Freedom of Information

June 28, 2019
Supreme Court decisions, limits on FOIA, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's D.C. landlord.
(Photo: Paul A. Fagan)

Trump Nominates Another Defense-Industry Insider as Pentagon Chief

June 25, 2019
American Oversight has filed FOIA requests seeking any recusal determinations and ethics waivers for recently nominated Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a former lobbyist for Raytheon.

FOIA to DOD Seeking Ethics Documents Related to Acting Secretary Esper

June 25, 2019
FOIA to DOD seeking ethics authorizations or waivers or recusal determinations for Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a former lobbyist for Raytheon.

FOIA to DOD Seeking Calendar Entries for Acting Secretary Esper

June 25, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Defense seeking calendar entries for Acting Defense Secretary and former Secretary of the Army Mark Esper.

No Records Response from Army Regarding Talking Points About Engagement of Troops for Trump

June 6, 2019
The Army stated that it had no records of talking points prepared or coordinated by the Department of Defense for President Trump related to rules of engagement of troops. American Oversight's FOIA request referenced a series of comments made by President Trump during October and November 2018.

DOD Records Regarding Deputy Secretary Shanahan’s Ethics Considerations

May 31, 2019
Department of Defense records in response to our FOIA seeking any ethics recusals, determinations, authorizations, or waivers for Deputy Secretary Shanahan, as well as communications regarding ethics issues.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Legal Analysis Concluding that War with Iran is Authorized by the 2001 AUMF

May 29, 2019
FOIA to DOD, State, and DOJ seeking any legal analysis that concludes a war or attach against Iran would be authorized by the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force.

FOIA to DOD Seeking Legal Analyses Regarding the Legality of Initiating Military Conflict with Iran under the 2001 AUMF

May 29, 2019
FOIA to DOD seeking legal analyses regarding the legality of initiating war or military conflict with Iran under the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force and without seeking additional congressional authorization.