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Notice of Generic Classified Information

THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE POLICY

  1. The Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office processes generic classified information that pertains to missing persons generally (i.e., a direct connection or nexus does not exist between the classified information and the disappearance, whereabouts, or status of a particular missing person).
  2. The information is classified in accordance with the provisions of the April 17, 1995, Executive Order 12958, "Classified National Security Information," because it contains sensitive information concerning intelligence activities including sources and methods. Because this information is classified, it is exempt from release under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts.
  3. If possible, attached is an unclassified document identifier of each classified document and the date of its last review for declassification.
  4. Some or all of the generic classified information may relate to unsolved sighting reports that are currently the subject of ongoing investigation. Upon resolution of the individual reports and declassification of the documents, the documents will be sent to the Library of Congress (LOC) or the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for inclusion in their POW/MIA related collection that is available to the public. The web site for access to the POW/MIA records located at the LOC is: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pow/powhome.html. The web site for NARA is: http://www.nara.gov/; however, NARA does not provide internet access to its POW/MIA documents.