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Re: FOIA on SOM 1-01

From: Stan Friedman <fsphys@brunnet.net>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 20:13:02 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 13:53:54 -0500
Subject: Re: FOIA on SOM 1-01

>Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 13:18:45 -0800
>From: Jan Aldrich <jan@cyberzone.net ()>
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: FOIA on SOM 1-01

>As indicated in the posting from Bill Hamilton and the original
>"Authentication II" on Joe Firmage's site, the owner and Top
>Secret Control Number of SOM 1-01 has been identified.

>Hamilton states the Special Operations Manual 1-01 indeed has a
>Top Secret Control number.  The discussion in the Woods'
>"Authentication II" does not indicate they found a TS Control
>Number, however, they do indicate that the manual apparently is
>stamped Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

>If there is a TS Control Number and a stamp indicating that the
>document belonged to Kirkland AFB, NM, then you have an obvious
>FOIA.  The obvious thing to do is FOIA Kirkland AFB using their
>TS Control Number.

>See references:

>On the 28th of January 1999, Bill Hamilton, the post
>that appears in the Skywatch Archives:


>One of the objections raised was that the SOM1-01 manual had no
>document control number which is standard for Top Secret
>Dr. Wood contacted Don Berliner who had independently of Tim
>Cooper received a filmed copy of this document in the mail and
>had discovered that one frame had not been developed and
>This frame, upon examination, contained the missing document
>control number.

>In Authentication II, page 11, we find the information below:


>Where is the document control?" The answer to the first concern
>is that Bob Wood and Don Berliner found one frame that had not
>been initially reproduced because of the poor quality of the
>image -- and it turned out to be the required control page. See
>page i. It shows that there were pages that were replaced by the
>authority of MJ/01 and MJ/04 and the initials of the people who
>were doing it are fuzzy but identifiable. Looking at page i, and
>the facing page, it can be seen that this document came from
>Kirtland Air Force base. It shows the authority as MJ/01 or
>MJ/04. It lists the pages that were changed on the left, the
>date that the pages were changed, and the date and time and
>initials of the person who changed them, either an EWL or a JRT.
>We have gone through lists of officers of that time period and
>have identified all the EWLs and JRTs. We're homing in on him,
>on them, or her. It is not clear that it needs to be an officer
>-- could be a noncom or a civilian.

A couple of correctons are in order here. The SOM 1.01 document
had nothing whatsoever to do with Tim Cooper. Strictly to Don

Cooper did not receive a copy. Also it was on film _not_ hard

Stan Friedman

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