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United States Department State
Washing/on, D.C. 20.520
JUil 1015
Case F-2014-J 1262
Segments: S/ES-OI S/ES-02, S/ES-03
S/ES-04, S/ES-05 and S/ES-06
Ms. Kate Bailey
Judicial Watch
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Washington, 20024
Dear Ms. Bailey: refer our letter dated April 2015 regarding the release certain Department State records under the Freedom Information Act,S U.S.c. 552.
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have determined that 306 these documents may released full, may
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All released material enclosed.
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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-11262 Doc No. C05693237 Date: 05/29/2015
From;
Randolph, Lawrence
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 6:53
Mills, Cheryl $ulIilan, Jacob
S_SpecialAssistants; Macmanus, Joseph (S)
FW: Internal briefing Benghazi
Sent
To:
Ce:
Subject:
REVIEW AUTHORITY: Archie Bolster,
=e,... ,,_ _-, o,-R -________.______________________________________________
Thanks.
lassified DAS, AlGIS, DoS /20/2015 Class CONFIOENTIAl Reason 1,4(B), 0), Declass ify on: 09/1212037
from: Moore, Anna (SlEW)
Sent: Wednesday, Septembe, 12, 2012 6:26
To: Randolph, Lawrence
SUbject: nternal briefing Benghazi
FOR INTERNAL BRIEFING ONLY .4(
Embassy TriPllli confirmed the deathC Chief Mission personnel. They were killed
action. The deceased include Ambassador Stevens, IRM employee (Sean Smith) andn .4(
-=:J(still trying get names and more Information) who were all ass rgned our diplomatic mission Benghazi. have information the death any LES. addition the deceased L~=----~~~~~-~-~-~--~-~-.-J
IThe RSO was severely Injured, sustained head wounds and severe
loss blood.
-I_~~________-.J~ere flown from Benghazi TripolI. The Injured were taken hospital. 1140 EOT
IWil1reportedly medevaced from TMpoli (likely Ramstein). were Benghazi are now Tripoli.
Embassy Tripoli now the pro cess drawing down and evacuating many employees
possible out Tripoli.
Anna Moore
State Department Operations Center
(202) 641-1512
uNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No, F-2014-11 262 Doc No. C05693237 Date: 05/29/2015
004
UNCLASSIFIED U.S Department State Case No. F-20 t4-11262 Doc No. C05693227 Date 0512912015
REVIEW AUTHORITY: Archie
olster, Senior Reviewer
[RELEASE PART
FfJ)m:
S.nt
To:
Tuesday, September 11,20129:49
Macmanus, Joseph (S)
Subject:
Re: UPDATE: American killed consulate attack Benghazi: official (M?
Blumenfeld, Joshua
From Maonanus, Joseph (5)
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 09:46
To: Blumenfeld, Joshua
Subject: Re: UPDAff: American killed consulate attack Benghazi: official (AFP)
From: Blumenfeld, Joshua
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 09:27
to: Macmanus, Joseph (5); Fallon, Robert
Subject: Re: UPDATE: AmertciJn killed consulate attack Benghazi: official (AFP)
Joe, yes, very good idea. will talk Udall. you plan to/ want say something briefly the opening your
testimony? can talk the am.
From: Macmanus, Joseph (5)
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 07:54
To: Blumenfeld, Joshua Fallon, Robert
Subject: FW: UPDATE: AmerIcan killed consulate attack Benghazi: official (AFP)
From: OosNewsTKiker@state,goy [mailto:OosNewsTlcker@state,goyl
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 7:13
To: M_Sl:aff; NEWS-Mahogany; NEWS-Ubya
Subject: UPDATE: Arnerialn killed consulate attack Benghazi: official (AFP)
BENGHAZI (AFl) official was killed and another wounded Tuesday anned mob protesting
over film they said offended Islam attacked the consulate Benghazi. official told AFP,
Libyas deputy inmrior minister Wenis al-Sharef said: One American official was killed and another injured
the hand. The other staff members were evacuated and arc: safe and sound.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-11262 Doc No. C05693227 Date: 0512912015
005
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No.
F~2014-11262
Doc No. C05693227 Date: 05/29/2015 could not say the dead man was diplomat
NewsT/Qlc.-s IJS9ft MII.i;lr DepeIfment SOOtt:e4.
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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State case No. F-2014-11262 Doc No. C05693227 Date: 05129/2015
006
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. 201+11262 Doc No. C05693230 Date: 051291
2015
rclassified DAS, AlGIS, DoS 01/2012015- Class: CONFIDENTIALIReason 1.4 (S)(O) DecLassify on,
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From:
Randolph, lawrence
Sent: ,..,.,,,,
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 2:38
Macmanus, Joseph (5)
Re: Update First group evacuees wheels-up from Benghazi (SBlf)
To:
Subject:
~-------- ----------------------------------------------
From: Macmanus, Joseph (5)
Sent; Wednesday, September 12, 2012 01:54
To: Randolph, lawrence
SUbJect: Re: Update Arst group evacuees whee.Js~up from Benghazi (SSU)
REVIEW AUTHORITY:
iArchie Bolster, Senior
Reviewer
From: Randolph, lawreflQ!
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 01:42
To: Mills, O!eryl SuUivan, Jacob Macmanus, Joseph (5)
Cc: S_SpecialAssistants
Subject: PI/: Upd,te First group evacuees wheets-iJp from Benghazi (SBUl
From: OpsAJert@State.gov[maHto:OpsAJert@state.gov1
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 1:39
SUbject: Update FIrst group I!ViICUeeS wheels-up troril Benghazi (SBUl
[is wheels-up from Benghazi crt
(SBU) Command reports the flI>t group evacuees
Tripoli. The remainin~
lire sheltering the airport Benghazi. 4(B)
14(D)
From: OpsAlert@.state.gov
Se.t: Wedoesda) September 12, 20121:33
To: MilnerCE@state.gov; SES DutyOeputies@Stalc.gov; SoecialAssistants@state.gov; D-B@State.gov;Q:
N@State.gov;Poflice@State.gov; Ops Targeted Aler1s Dk@state.gov; PAFOGroup@State.gov;
OperationsCenter@State,Ov; Qps Targeted Alerts DL@state.gov; SES-Line Only@State,gov;
Qps Targeted Alerts DL@State.gov;
hany.b.harris.mi)@mail.mil;
BenghaziUpdate(W,state.gov: Ops Targeted Alerts DL@state.gov; COffice@State.gov; Targeted Alerts eso DL@State.gov: FrontOffice@State.gov: MET@state.gov:
MDGHRFrontOffice@State.gov; CDNI-ROC- Watch@dni.gov; DNI-ROC- Watch@newton.oentagon.mil);
DRL-FO-DL@State.gov; sioc@ic.fbLgov; SeniorStaff@state.gov;
ODs Targeted Alerts [NL DL@state.gov;lNR-STAFFER@State.gov; INR-Watch@State.gov; Legal-9osA1ert-DL@State.gQ.; Staff@State.gov; Ops Targeted Alerts NEA DL@state.gov; OBOSpcciaIAssistants-DL@Stale.goy; PM-Alerts@Stale.gov; NEA-SEMEP DL@Statc.gov; Afront@State.gov
CC: Ops Targeted Alerts DL@State.gov; #Whs
Subj Update Benghazi COM Personael ERT Airpon (SBU)
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014- 11262 Doc No. C05693230 Date: 05129/2015
007
UNCLASSIFIED U,S. Department State Case No. F-2014-11262 Doc No. C05693230 Date: 05/29/2015
(SBU) Embassy Tripoli repons mnaining COM personnel, including three wounded, are roul. Ibe
airport Benghazi.
From: OpsAlertf@State.gov
Senl: Tuesday, September 11,201211:57
To: MilnerCE@state.gov; SES DutyDepuries@State.gov; SoecialAssistantS@State.gov; D-B@State.gQv; DN@State.gov; Poflice@Slate. ov;Ops Targeted Alerts DL@state.gov;PAlFOGroup@Stale.gov;
Qpe,.,ionsCenter@State.gov; Ops Targeted Aleos ES-O DL@state.gov; SES-Une Only@slate.gov;
Cps Targeted Alms DL@Stale.gov; #whsn
harry.b.harris.rnil@mail.mil;
BenghaziUpdate@state.gov; Ops Targeted Alerts DL@state.gov; COffice@State.gov;
Cps Targeted Alerts eso DL@State.gov: FrontOffice@Sta(c.gov; MEI@state.gov;
MDGHRFrontOffice@State.gov; CONl-ROC.Walch@dni.gov; DNJ-ROC-Watch@m,vton,pentagon.mil);
DRL-FO-DL@Stale.gov; sioc@ic.fbi.gov; SeniorStaff@state.gov;
ORS Targeted Alerts INL DL@state.gov;tNR-STAFFER@State.gov: INR-Walch@State.gov;Legal -OpsAlm-DL@State.gov; Staff@State.gov; Ops Targeted Alerts NEA DL@state.gov; OBOSoecialAssistant.-0L@Statc.gov: PM-Alerts@State.gov; NEA-SEMEP-DL@State.80V; Afront@State.gov
ce: Op, Targeted Alerts DL@State.gov; #Whstj
Subjecl: Update Benghazi Shelter Location Also Under Attack (SBU)
(SBU) Command reports the current shelter location for COM personnel Benghazi under attack
mortar fire. Then~ are reports i.njuries COM staff.
From: OpsAlert(@.state.gov
Sent: Tuesday, September 6;06
To: MilnerCE@st.ate.gov; SES DutvDeputies@State.gov; SoecialAssistants@state.gov;D-B@State.gov: 0N@State.gov; Poffice@State.gov; Cps Targeted Alerts DL@st.ate.Rov; PAFQGroup@State.gov;
OpemtionsCenteJr@State.gQv; ODs Targeted Alerts ES-Q DL@state.gov; SES-Line Only@State.gov;
Ops Targeted Alerts DL@State.gov:#Whs
harry.b.hanis.mil@mail.mil;
BenghaziUpdate@state.gov; ODs Targeted Alerts DL@state.gov; eOffice@State. Ov;
Ops Targeted Alerts eso DL@lState.gov; FrontOffice@State.gov; MET@State.gQv;
MPGHRfrontOffice@S!ate.gov; CDNI-ROC-Watch@dni.gov; ONJ-ROC-Watch@newton.pentagon.miD;
DRL-FO-DL@State.gov; sioc@ic.fbLgov: SeniorStaff@state.gov;
Ops Targeted A10ns INL DL@state.gov; INR-STAFfER@State.gQv; INR-Watch@State. ov; Legal-ODsAlm-DL@State.gov; StaI!@State.gov; Ops Targeted Alens NEA DL@state.gov; OBOSpecjalAssistanli-DL@State.gov; PM-Alerts@State.gov; NEA-SEMEP-DL@State.gov;Afront@State.gov
CC: Ops Targeted Alms DL@State.gov;
Subject: Update Ansae al-Sharia Claims Responsibl tty forBengIiizi Attack (SBU)
(SBU) Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility Facebook and Twiner and has called for
attack Embassy Tripoli.
From: OpsAlefhQ),state.gov
Senl: Tuesday, September 20124:54
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-11262 Doc No. C05693230 Date: 0512912015
008
UNCLASSIFIED U.S Department State Case No. 2014-11262 Doc No. C05693230 Date: 05/29/2015
To: MilnerCE@:itate.gov. SES DutyDeputies@State.gov; SpecialAssistants@state.gov; D-B@State.gov; 0N@State.gov~
pClffice@State.gov;Ops Targeted Alerts DL@state.gov; PAFOGroup@State.gov;
OperationsCentex@State.gov; Tar ted Alerts .() state. SES-Line OnIy@state.gov:
harry.b.harris.mil@mail.mil;
Ops Targeted Alerts DL@State.gov; IIwhsC
BenghaziUpdatefa).state,gov; eted Alerts
ate. ov; COffice@State,gov;
Ops Targeted Alerts CSO DL@State.gov; FrontOffice@State.gov; MET@state,gov;
MDGHRFrontOIffice@State.gov; CDNI-ROC-Watch@dni.gov; DNI-ROC-Watch@newton.pentagon.mil);
DRL-FO-DL@State.gov; sioc@icJbi.gov; SeruorStaff@state.gov;
Ops Targeted AJerts lNL DL@state.gov:INR-STAFFER@State.gov; INR-Watch@State.gov;Legal-OpsAlert-OL@State ..gov; Staff@State.gov; Cps Targeted Alerts NEA DL@state.gov; OBOSpecialAssistants-DL@State.gov; PM-Alerts@State.gov; NEA-SEMEP-DL@State.gov; Afront@State.gov
CC: Ops Targeted Alerts DL@State.gov; #whs,
Subjed: Update U.S. Diplomatic Mission Benghazi (SBUl
(SSl!) Embassy Tripoli reports the firing the U.S, Diplomatic Mission Benghazi has stopped and the
compound bas bt~o cleared. response team site attempting locate COM personnel.
From: OJ>sAlert@state.gov
StDt: Tuesday, September 4:05
To: MilnerCE@state.gov; SES DutyDeputies@State.gov; SpecialAssistants@state.gov; D-B@State,gov;
N@State.gov; Poffice@State.gov;Ops Targeted Alerts DL@state.gov;PAfQGroup@State,gov;
OperatjonsCenter@State.gov; Ops Targeted Alerts ES-Q DL@State.gov; SES-Line Only@State.gov:
ODs Targeted Alerts DL@State.gov; #Wh
hany.b,harris.mi l@mail.mil;
8enghaziUpdate@state.gov; Ops Targetedfls Targeted A.lerts INL DL@state.gov;INR-STAFFER@State.gov;INR-Watch@State. ov;Legal-OpsAlert~DL@State,.gov~ Staff@State.gov; Ops Targeted Alerts NEA DL@state.gov; OBO-
SpecialAssistants-DL@State.gov; PM-Alens@State.gov; NEA-SEMEP~DL@State.gov; Afront@State.gov
CC: Ops Targeted Alerts DL@State.gov;
Subject: U.S. Diplomatic Mission Benghazi Under Attack (SSU)
(SBU) The Regic)nal Security Officer reports the diplomatic mission under attack. Embassy Tripoli reports
approximately armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard well, Ambassador Stevens. who
cunently Benghazi, and four COM personnel are the compound safe haven. The 17th of-February militia
providing security suppon.
The Operations Center will provide updates available.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Departmem State Case No. F-2014-11 262 Doc No. C05693230 Date. 05129/2015
009
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-11262 Doc No. C05693243 Date: 06/0312015
IR~vn:.w
AUTHORITY: ArchIe Bolster, SenIor vlewel1
:~LEASE PART
From:
Sent:
To:
Ce:
Subject:
Attaehments:
Abbaszadeh Nima
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 10:16
Adams, Dayjd
S_SpecialAssistants; Macmanus, Joseph (S)
RE: remarks Benghazi 1212 benghazi statemenldocx
One small change that made writing her copy the second sentence: reads instead
[Reflected the attached.
From: Adams, Davkt
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 10:11
To: Abbaszadeh, Nlrna
Cc: S_SpedalAssistants; Macmanus, Joseph (5)
SUbject: RE: remarks Benghazi
Thanks.
From: Abbaszadeh, Nima
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 10:10
To: Adams, David
Ce: S_SpedalAssisnts; Macmanus, Joseph (S)
Subject: remarks Benghazl
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-11262 Doc No. C05693243 Date: 06/0312015
010
COS FIED
U,S. Department State Case No. F-2014-11 262 Doc No, C05701833 Date, 05129/2015
!RELEASED PART
From:
REVIEW AUTHORITY: Archie Bols er, Senior
Reviewer
Meehan, Bemadette
Tuesday. September 11,20176:2:ifPM-
Sent:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Nuland, Victoria DIbble, Elizabeth Ventrell, Patrick
Sullivan, Jacob Kennedy, Patrick
RE: separate statements for bullpen pearat
Ben good with these and with Jake now too.
Erom: Nuland, Vlcb)1ia [mallto:nulandy1@state,goy)
Sent: Tuesday, SeJ:_ber 11, 2012 6:21
To: Nuland, Victorial Dibble, Elizabeth Ventrell, Patrick Meehan, Bernadette
Cc: Sullivan, Jacob Kennedy, Patrick
Subject: RE: separate statements tor bullpen pearat are holding for Rhodes clearance. BMM. pIs advise asap.
From: Nuland, Vk.toria
Sent: TUesday, September 11, 2012 6:15
To: Nuland, Victoria Dibble, Elizabeth Ventrell, Patrick
Cc: Sullivan, Jacob.J; Kennedy, Patrick
SUbject: RE: separate statements for bullpen pearat
Fixed add condemnation.
From: Nuland, VIc:toria
sent: Tuesday, SeJ:t.mber 11, 20126 :10 ?!-_ _-,
To: Dibble, Elizabeth Ventrell, P._ H;LI_ ---
Cc: Sullivan, Jacob Kennedy, Patridt
SUbject: separatle statements for bullpen pearat
Patrick, pis put out two separate statements bullpen, asap. record, can conRnn thM our offICe Benghazi, libya has been attacked group militants. working with the
Ubyans now secure the compound condemn strongest tenns this attack our dipklmatic mission. Cairo, can confirm that Egyptian police have now removed the demonstrators who had entered our Embassv
grounds earlier tod.ay.
For prs duty guidance, pressed whether see connection between these two, have information regarding connection between these incidents.
UNCLASSIFIED U,S, Department State Case No, F-201 4-1 1262 Doc C05701833 Date: 0512912015
011 70185 IED
U.S. Department State Case No. F-2014-1 1262 Doc No. C05701858 Date: 05/29/2015
RELEASE PAFiTl
85.86
From:
Sent:
To:
Ce:
Subject:
!REVIEW AUTHORITY: Archie Bolster, Senior
Reviewer
McAuliffe, Martsa
Tuesday. September 11, 2012 7:08
Sullivan. Jacob
Valliani. Amira
RE: SVTC TONIGHT 7:30 LI_ _-,
Mehdi said you can whomever you want from State but asked for names
from: Sullivan, Jacob
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 7:08
To: McAuliffe, Maroa
Cc: Valliani, Amlra
Subj ect: RE: svrc TONIGHT7:30 LI_
..J
Tell Mehdl well have the team there.
From: McAuliffe, Marisa
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 7:07
To: Sullivan, Jacob
Cc: Valliani, Amira
Subject: FW: svrc TONIGHT 7:30 PMLl_ _..J
From: Alhassani, Mehdi [ma11to!
Sent: Tuesday, SeP;ember 11, 2012 7:06
To: VaUlani AmI,. McAuliffe, Marloa Olang. andy: SbaDlro, ~1cho1as.s.:..Kren