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June 26, 2009

Miscellaneous Withdrawal Notices from the 9/11 Commission Files (last updated 10 January 2010)

Filed under: Complete 911 Timeline,Document Collection — kevinfenton @ 9:33 am
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This post lists withdrawal noices for documents moved from the 9/11 Commission’s files to the National Archives, but not released by the archives. The withdrawal notices  have been posted at the 9/11 Document Archive at Scribd. This post will be updated continuously.

You might wonder why we are posting withdrawal notices. It’s paxvector’s idea and we figure it will at least give people a decent idea of what is being kept secret.

(-) A withdrawal notice for 6 pages of questions for Jack Salata, the FAA’s liaison to the FBI.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a letter about document requests for the CIA, NSA and Department of Defense.

(-) Six withdrawal notices for documents sent to the 9/11 Commission, apparently about its Terrorist Travel Monograph. The documents concern: comments by the State Department on a monograph, passports, comments from the NSA, proposed changes to the Terrorist Travel monograph from the FBI, a response by the CIA to a question for the record, and comments from the CIA.

(-) A withdrawal notice for an e-mail about alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM) from 9/11 Commission staffer Barbara Grewe to Philip Zelikow, the commission’s executive director.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 15-page FBI document giving the names of key bureau employees involved in counterterrorism on 9/11.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 2-page FBI document from December 2001.

(-) A withdrawal notice for an 11-page FBI document evidently drafted as a part of its investigation into the embassy bombings.

(-) A withdrawal notice for 19 pages of notes made by the 9/11 Commission on al-Qaeda’s organisation before 9/11.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 31-page report on Presidential Decision Directives 39 and 62 as well as a National Security Presidential Directive.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a document from the 9/11 Commission’s files.

(-) A withdrawal notice for 3 pages of questions prepared by the 9/11 Commission for an interview with a former Assistant Secretary of Defence for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 64-page CIA report about the 9/11 hijackers entitled “The Plot and the Plotters.”

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 1-page CIA e-mail to the 9/11 Commission with comments on the commission’s staff statement number eight.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 2-page briefing paper about interview questions.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 13-page document about “supplemental.”

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 7-page summary of key points arising out of a closed briefing of the 9/11 Congressional Inquiry by former counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 4-page document about interview questions for General Gregory Newbold.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 4-page about the National Security Council.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 6-page document comparing major strategy documents.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 3-page document about “cover action issues.”

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 9-page timeline of military events between 1998 and 9/11.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 2-page document containing notes and questions for National Security Council officials.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 2-page document about issues for pre-publication review.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 4-page document about topics for disclosure discussions.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 1-page document about a discusion of declassification.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 1-page briefing paper about Lt. Gen William G. Boykin.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 9-page briefing paper on the US military.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 5-page briefing paper on National Policy Coordination.

(-) A withdrawal notice for an 11-page briefing paper on questions for former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger and CIA Director George Tenet.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 6-page briefing paper on intelligence: clandestine and covert action.

(-) A withdrawal notice for an 8-page briefing paper on diplomacy.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 9/11 Commission e-mail from Warren Bass to Team 3.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 9/11 Commission e-mail about a video of the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 52-page document from the 9/11 Commission’s files concerning interviews of CIA and FBI personnel by the Justice Department’s inspector general.

(-) A withdrawal notice for one page of notes from the 9/11 Commission’s files.

(-) A withdrawal notice for the 24-page “Redbook” on Terrorist Travel from the 9/11 Commission’s files.

(-) A withdrawal notice for 20 pages of notes from the 9/11 Commission’s files, possibly related to pre-9/11 intelligence about al-Qaeda.

(-) Two withdrawal notices, each for two pages of notes about the 9/11 plot from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The notes relate to the 9/11 Congressional Inquiry, and one set was for a CIA briefing.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 105-page report on the passport analysis program.

(-) A withdrawal notice for 14 pages of interview notes taken by the 9/11 Commission.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a letter from the CIA’s assistant general counsel to the 9/11 Commission, apparently about notes concerning the CIA and the DIA.

(-) A withdrawal notice for 42 pages of 9/11 Commission notes on the 9/11 Congressional Inquiry report and a briefing by the CIA.

(-) A withdrawal notice for 83 pages of 9/11 Commission notes on watchlisting.

(-) Eleven withdrawal notices for interview notes and other documents from the 9/11 Commission’s files.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 7-page document about Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers, presumably either questions the commission wanted to ask him or his answers.

(-) A withdrawal notice for 4 pages of questions drafted by the 9/11 Commission for Clinton-era Pentagon official Brian Sheridan.

(-) A withdrawal notice for 11 pages of questions drafted by the 9/11 Commission for a Pentagon official.

(-) Eight withdrawal notices for interview documents concerning the Pentagon from the 9/11 Commission’s files.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 1-page bigraphical sketch of Clinton-era Pentagon official Brian Sheridan from the 9/11 Commission’s files.

(-) A withdrawal notice for 13 pages of notes taken by the 9/11 Commission in a July 2004 interview of Pentagon official Douglas Feith. The document is dated a couple of days after the commission issued its final report.

(-) A withdrawal notice for notes about a lunch attended by commission staffer Len Hawley and other, unidentified people.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 100 pages of Pentagon comments on a February 2004 9/11 Commission staff statement on the US military.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a State Department cable regarding foreign assistance with a terrorist financing investigation. The document was part of the 9/11 Commission’s files.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 10-page CIA intelligence report on terrorism financing.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 4-page State Department fax about an NGO working group meeting on May 5, 2000.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 16-page State Department report to the National Security Council about terrorist financing.

(-) A withdrawal notice for an 8-page document about a US-Israel joint counter terrorism group meeting in November 1998.

(-) A withdrawal notice from the 9/11 Commission’s files for 94 pages of miscellaneous memos, letters and other classified documents related to terrorism financing.

(-) Withdrawal notice for 165 pages of documents from the 9/11 Commission’s files called “FAA suspicious incident reports.”

(-) Withdrawal notice for two State Department cables totaling 11 pages about the United Arab Emirates from the 9/11 Commission’s Files.

(-) Withdrawal notice for documents about the Al Haramain Islamic charity from the 9/11 Commission’s files. The documents were 2002 State Department briefing memos.

(-) Withdrawal notice for a 17-page list of questions asked by hte CIA inspector general about the agency’s failings before 9/11.

(-) Withdrawal notice for 14 pages of notes taken by the 9/11 Commission in an interview with a CIA employee.

(-) Withdrawal notice for 1 page of notes taken by the 9/11 commission in an interview with CIA Deputy Director John McLaughlin.

(-) Withdrawal notice for 15 pages of notes taken by the 9/11 commission in an interview with CIA Inspector General John Helgerson.

(-) Withdrawal notice for 25 pages of notes taken by the 9/11 commission in an interview with a CIA employee.

(-) Withdrawal notice for a November 2000 37-page memo from Nick Rostow to the CIA’s deputy director.

(-) Withdrawal notice for 11 pages of notes of an interview of Nick Rostow by the 9/11 Commission.

(-) Withdrawal notice for 33 pages of notes on an interview of Lt Gen Pat Hughes by the 9/11 Commission.

(-) Withdrawal notice for 3 pages of notes on an interview of Larry Kindsvater by the 9/11 Commission.

(-) Withdrawal notice for 4-page memo of conversation between a Maj. Gen. Campbell and the 9/11 Commission.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 22-page document on the NSA’s functions and activities.

(-) Three withdrawal notices for an interview request from the 9/11 Commission for CIA personnel as well as two memos about CIA interviews.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a January 2004 briefing paper entitled “CIA: A New Line of Inquiry” drafted by the 9/11 Commission.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a February 2004 9/11 Commission e-mail from executive director Philip Zelikow about a lunch he had with former NSC official Roger Cressey.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a briefing paper entitled “What Was Wrong with Our Pre 9/11 Strategy” drafted by the 9/11 Commission.

(-) A withdrawal notice for e-mail from NSC lawyer Bryan Cunningham to the 9/11 Commission about locating a person whose name is redacted.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 14-page timeline drafted by the 9/11 Commission.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a timeline of relevant military events of interest drafted by the 9/11 Commission.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a map from the 9/11 Commission’s files.

(-) A withdrawal notice for one page of notes apparently taken by the 9/11 Commission in the New Executive Office Building concerning the National Security Council.

(-) A withdrawal notice for four pages of 9/11 Commission documents, apparently concerning the National Security Council and Executive Office of the President.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 9/11 Commission document about Executive Order 12958, about classified national security information.

(-) A withdrawal notice from the 9/11 Commission’s files for nine pages of notes about former Clinton administration Secretary of State.

(-) A withdrawal notice for four pages of notes about a document request made by the 9/11 Commission.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 1-page 9/11 Commission document from January 2004 about a gap in a document request for the NSC/White House.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 4-page March 2004 9/11 Commission briefing paper containing a list of witnesses and questions related to an interview of President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 1-page list of questions from the 9/11 Commission’s files.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 7-page April 2004 fax from 9/11 Commission Chairman Tom Kean to senior staffers Philip Zelikow and Chris Kojm about “selected summer of threat response activities.”

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 1-page briefing paper from the 9/11 Commission’s files.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a 3-page document about Clinton-era counterterrorism presidential decision directives.

(-) A withdrawal notice for for a 12-page draft working paper about Operation Enduring Freedom from the 9/11 Commission files.

(-) A withdrawal notice for a two-page 9/11 Commission document about the showing of a video related to the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle.

(-) A withdrawal notice for two pages of notes taken by the 9/11 Commission on the plot.

(-) A withdrawal notice for one page of notes taken by the 9/11 Commission.

(-) Two withdrawal notices for hundreds of pages of notes taken by 9/11 Commission staffer Bonnie Jenkins about the Department of Defense.

The masterlist for all documents the History Commons has obtained and is analysing can be found here.

2 Comments »

  1. […] Withdrawal notices. […]

    Pingback by 9/11 Commission Documents Masterlist « History Commons Groups — June 26, 2009 @ 9:38 am | Reply

  2. Reasons for posting Withdrawal Notices:

    1) “it will at least give people a decent idea of what is being kept secret.” Posting them serves to publicly document what records have been withheld, and some Withdrawal Notices contain interesting/useful details. In addition, centralizing them in this list creates a mosaic; a cumulative ‘big picture’ of the kind of information our public servants are keeping from the public.

    2) It makes the information needed to submit to NARA for “mandatory declassification review” easily accessible to anyone that wants to start that process for any of these documents.

    3) It makes information easily accessible that can be used to initiate FOIA requests for withdrawn records; each Withdrawal Notice is evidence of the existence of the records, and some Withdrawal Notices provide names and/or descriptions of records, in addition to the name of the agency that created and/or is holding them.

    Erik Larson aka paxvector

    Comment by Erik Larson — June 27, 2009 @ 10:25 pm | Reply


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