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FOIA RELEASE SC_13-004;SC 13-063_(REDACTED) AR 15-6 Mr Adnan Farhan ABD Latif Investigation

5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(2)(A) Records

Final opinions and orders made in the adjudication of cases that may be cited, used or relied upon as precedents in future adjudications. Defense Office of Hearings and appeals

5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(2)(B) Records

Statements of policy and interpretations that have been adopted by the agency and are not published in the Federal Register. Directive Type Memoranda

5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(2)(C) Records

Administrative staff manuals and instructions, or portions thereof, that establish DoD policy or interpretations of policy that affect the public. DoD Publications

5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(2)(D) Records

Records released to the public, under the FOIA, that are or will likely become the subject of subsequent requests.

The following are commonly requested documents released by the SOUTHCOM FOIA office:

FOIA RELEASE SC 10-064; 10-074_Southern Command Historical Review Index Sept 1997-Sept 2000 (PDF)


FOIA RELEASE SC 11-074_Nondisclosure Agreement Guantanamo Bay (PDF)


FOIA RELEASE SC 12-103_(REDACTED) AR 1506 Investigation into Military Misconduct at the 2012 Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia (PDF)

DoD Resources:

DoD FOIA Handbook