Entity: Department of Defense

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.

FOIA to DOD Seeking VA Secretary Wilkie’s Communications Related to the LGBTQ and Women Servicemembers

May 23, 2019
FOIA to DOD seeking email communications of Now-VA Secretary Wilkie containing key terms related to the treatment of LGBTQ and Women servicemembers, particularly in light of the transgender ban policy implemented during Wilkie's time at DOD.

FOIA to DOD Seeking VA Secretary Wilkie’s Communications Related to the Confederacy

May 23, 2019
FOIA to DOD seeking email communications of Now-VA Secretary Wilkie containing key terms related to the promotion of the Confederacy in light of Wilkie's past pro-Confederate speeches and advocacy.

News Roundup: Casinos and Questions

May 10, 2019
Climate change, the Mueller report, and three new lawsuits.
Donald Trump and Matt Schlapp in 2018 (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

FOIA to DOD Seeking Records Relating to Plans for Engaging the Purported Migrant Caravan

May 1, 2019
FOIA to DOD components seeking records relating to the use of force against migrants during Operation Faithful Patriot.

FOIA to DOD Seeking Communications Relating to the Purported Migrant Caravan

May 1, 2019
FOIA to DOD components seeking communications relating to the so-called migrant caravan during Operation Faithful Patriot.