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Finding Aid

2014-0067-F: Records on Operation Artemis, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Scope and Content

The materials in FOIA 2014-0067-F are a selective, not necessarily all inclusive, body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult the archivist about related materials.

FOIA 2014-0067-F contains materials related to Operation Artemis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, June 12, 2003.

This FOIA primarily contains cover sheets, United Nations Security Council resolutions and reports, news articles, cables, correspondence from ambassadors, members of Congress and non-government organizations, routing memoranda, event memoranda, White House staffing memoranda, charts, copies of peace agreements, printed email, schedules, and a cable. These records consist of letters from Senators Joe Biden and Ellen Tauscher prior to President George W. Bush's trip to Africa in 2003, including responses from Secretary Colin Powell and Paul Kelly at the State Department. One letter from Senator Joe Biden discusses Resolution 1848. Also included is the briefing paper for July 16, 2003, which includes schedules, talking points, event memoranda, participant lists, and participant information. Electronic records consist of emails containing background information on conferences, agendas, reports from organizations, power point presentations, press summaries, invitations, and draft testimony. In addition, emails transmitting publicly available European Union (EU) documents discussing the Constitution for Europe, an address by Javier Solana, and EU Council announcements are present. Invitations, agendas, papers, and background documents for conferences regarding the EU and European security are also included. Additionally, Morning Press Summaries from the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany, general requests to summarize a report from the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as an email scheduling a briefing on this report are present.

It should be noted that many of the documents listed here may have been closed due to National Security classification and/or exemptions of the Freedom of Information Act.


41 folders, approximately 2,619 pages / 151 assets


Official records of George W. Bush's presidency are housed at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of the Presidential Records Act.

Folders and Documents

Records Management, White House Office of

Subject Files Subject Files - CO041 (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Subject Files - FG001-07 (Briefing Papers) Subject Files - FG031-01 (Legislative Leadership/Meetings) Subject Files - ND016 (Wars - Conflicts)

Staff Member Office Files

National Security Council - African Affairs - Frazer, Jendayi - Subject Files National Security Council - African Affairs - General Files National Security Council - Executive Secretary, Office of the - PC and DC Meeting Files National Security Council - Global Democracy Strategy - Isles, Adam - Subject Files George W. Bush Presidential Electronic Records - Cables George W. Bush Presidential Electronic Records - Email