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What does the death of Usama bin Laden mean?

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Release Date: 2015-05-18 Document Date: 2011-05-17
In this 17 May 2011 article from the internal newsletter SIDToday, the NSA Signals Intelligence Directorate’s Associate Deputy Director for Counterterrorism, Jon Darby, decribes how the NSA played a “critical” role in the raid in bon Laden’s Abbottabad compound: see the Intercept article What the Snowden Files Say About the Osama Bin Laden Raid, 18 […]
DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHES I P0SS1BLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Welcome! Friday, 09 Nov 2012 • Web search • Agcncv-all Emails • SID-all Emails ...
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Apportionment of Strategic Efforts -- Our Plan of Attack

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2006-02-15
U.S. Signals Intelligence System resources are allocated in the following areas: 35 percent are dedicated to the global war on terrorism; 35 percent are dedicated to China, North Korea, Iran, and Russia; 20 percent go to remaining strategic focus areas; and 10 percent are set aside for development in data acquisition, signals development, or analysis and production.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Apportionment of Strategic Efforts -- Our Plan of Attack FROM: SIGINT Communication...
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The New Breed of SIGINT Reporting

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-25
First Instance Reporting is a new type of reporting that allows “forward-deployed” signals intelligence personnel “to push information out much earlier in the production cycle.” So far, there have been 3,300 such reports, including information about the inspection of uranium processing activities in Iran, Russian government knowledge of a terrorist plot, and others.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S) The New Breed of SIGINT Reporting FROM: D/Chief, Field Operations Office, Special Collec...
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New 'Persian Rapid Response Cell' Aims to Fill Linguistic Gulf

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-16
A new unit named the Persian Rapid Response Cell was formed to respond to crisis-related issues involving Iran and to mentor new Persian linguists. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) New 'Persian Rapid Response Cell' Aims to Fill Linguistic Gulf FROM: PRRC Run Date:...
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About the Virtual Private Network SIGDev Working Group...

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-05-12
A brief description of a working group focused on monitoring and helping to exploit virtual private networks, or VPNs. Established in 2004, the working group publishes regular "VPN Target Activity Reports" on dozens of countries and organizations around the world. "These reports may help you exploit targets' VPNs more successfully," the chair of the working group writes.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (TS//SI) About the Virtual Private Network SIGDev Working Group... FROM: Chair NSA VPN WG, Ad...
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SIGINT Helping HUMINT

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-13
The authors tell two stories about the NSA supporting the CIA and FBI. In 2004, the NSA shared intercepted conversations between "a high-priority HUMINT (human intelligence) target and his close family relatives" with the CIA, which was conducting a "major operation" related to Iran's weapons of mass destruction program. And in 2005, the NSA helped Russian linguists from the FBI analyze intercepted communications from a Russian communications system, helping to "rule out some suspected communicators."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SIGINT Helping HUMINT FROM: HUMINT Support / Support to Operations Branch (S2D31)...
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Media Leaks - Part I (repost)

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-12-31
(Repost) NSA refers to media leaks as “cryptologic insecurities.” This article lists several examples from 2000-2002 (from CBS News, “New York Times Daily News,” the Washington Times, and WorldNetDaily) along with damage assessments and follow-on actions, like reporting to the DOJ and requesting an FBI investigation.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Media Leaks - Part I (repost)<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Run Date: 12/31/...
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SIGINT Obtains Details of Usama bin Laden Message to Top al-Qa’ida Leader in Iraq

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Release Date: 2015-05-18 Document Date: 2007-07-18
This 18 July 2007 article from internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the interception of a message from Osama bin Laden, which was not transmitted through electronic channels: see the Intercept article What the Snowden Files Say About the Osama Bin Laden Raid, 18 May 2015.
DYNAMIC PAGE - HIGHES I P0SS1BLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL Welcome! Friday, 09 Nov 2012 • Web search • Agcncv-all Emails • SID-all Emails ...
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From SIGINT to HUMINT to SIGINT (through HUMINT) – part 1

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Release Date: 2016-05-11 Document Date: 2005-03-10
This SIDToday article from 10 March 2005 details the experiences of Eric Fair, a US interrogator in Iraq who went on to work for the NSA. In his memoirs, published in 2016, Fair admits self-censoring in order not to disclose his moral qualms to colleagues: see the Intercept article The Secret NSA Diary of an […]
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) From SIGINT to HUMINT to SIGINT (through HUMINT) -- part 1 FROM: Eric Fai...
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SIGDEV: Is It Time for a ‘Target Reboot’?

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Release Date: 2015-11-18 Document Date: 2011-03-23
This 23 March 2011 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes an analyst’s surprise at discovering that the agency was collecting internal communications from Venezuelan energy company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA): see the Intercept article Overwhelmed NSA Surprised To Discover Its Own Surveillance “Goldmine” on Venezuela’s Oil Executives, 18 November 2015.
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'Focused Pursuits' Hunt Down SIGINT Targets

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-24
The Pursuit Operation Staff manages the NSA’s specific plans for hunting a target of intelligence interest. “Focused Pursuits” bring together a working group of people, organizations, and services from across the NSA to join the hunt. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI) 'Focused Pursuits' Hunt Down SIGINT Targets FROM: Deputy Chief, Pursuit Operations St...
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Meet the Central Command

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-21
NSA personnel are integrated with U.S. Central Command at the Tampa headquarters and in deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar, and other locations. Gen. John Abizaid says the NSA relationship with CENTCOM is “excellent.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Meet the Central Command FROM: CENTCOM Account Manager (S113) Run Date: 10/21/2005 (U) C...
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NSA's Oldest Third Party SIGINT Partnership

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-10-07
The United States’s signals intelligence relationship with Turkey started with a 1949 verbal agreement between the CIA and Turkey’s intelligence organization. As of 2005, 40 NSA staffers in Ankara provide technical assistance, training, and support to Turkey’s military and civilian intelligence agencies. Although the NSA’s overt operations in Turkey ceased in 1993, covert SIGINT collection by NSA/CIA Special Collection Service continues from sites in Istanbul and Ankara.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) NSA's Oldest Third Party SIGINT Partnership FROM: (S//SI) Country Desk Officer (CDO) Tur...
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Venezuela's President Chavez: Castro's Ideological Successor

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-18
The NSA's signals intelligence national intelligence officer for Latin America explains why the Bush administration has identified Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez as a threat to democracy.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Venezuela's President Chavez: Castro's Ideological Successor<br>FROM:<br>SINIO ...
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The Special Operations Command -- 'The Quiet Professionals'

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-07-27
The origins of U.S. Special Operations Command are described. NSA staff have a presence at the command to provide signals intelligence and other services. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) The Special Operations Command -- 'The Quiet Professionals' FROM: USSOCOM Account Manager...
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Ambassador Wendy Sherman Speaks on North Korea

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-05-04
Ambassador Sherman believes that North Korea will continue its nuclear program or may have already succeeded in developing weapons. SIGINT on the issue was "absolutely indispensable" and "critical for arms control and verification."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Ambassador Wendy Sherman Speaks on North Korea<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<b...
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IAI Presentation: Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Albright Group, 27 April

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-04-22
Ambassador Wendy Sherman will speak to staff on North Korea and non-proliferation. The discussion will be unclassified as the speaker is not cleared.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U//FOUO) IAI Presentation: Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Albright<br>Group, 27 April<b...
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InSIDer's View of History: Desert One - The Iranian Hostage Rescue Mission

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Release Date: 2016-12-07 Document Date: 2004-05-21
Anecdote about signals intelligence during the 1980 Iranian hostage rescue mission.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) InSIDer's View of History : Desert One - The Iranian Hostage<br>Rescue Mission<...
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Silent Success: SIGINT Synergy Helps Shape US Foreign Policy

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Release Date: 2013-08-02 Document Date: 2010-08-30
This August 2010 post from the internal NSA newsletter SIDtoday shows how the agency aided US diplomacy on the issue of Iran sanctions – by surveilling the communications of other members of the UN Security Council: see the Época article Spies of the digital age, 2 August 2013.
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T3C Open House -- March 17th

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-10
The Target Technology Trends Center will hold an open house to demonstrate 14 important technologies that impact signals intelligence.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) T3C Open House -- March 17th FROM: Target Technology Trends Center (S3TSD) Run Date: 03/...
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Tips for a Successful Quick Reaction Capabiity

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Release Date: 2018-01-19 Document Date: 2007-10-27
This 26 October 2007 article in the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the agency’s special collection for then-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s New York City trip for the United Nations General Assembly and provides a detailed study of the technology in action: see the Intercept article Finding Your Voice, 19 January 2018.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN//20320108 Friday, October 26, 2007 (U//FOUO) Tips for a Successful Quick Reaction Capability by (U) Collaboration is a way to get the job done. (TS//SI//NF...
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SINIO Summer Seminar Intelligence in the Wake of the Iraq WMD NIE

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-09-14
The senior intelligence officer for weapons of mass destruction proliferation will speak at a brown bag seminar on the topic: “If the Intelligence Community was so wrong about Iraq, how can the IC’s WMD assessments on North Korea and Iran be trusted?”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) SINIO Summer Seminar Intelligence in the Wake of the Iraq WMD NIE FROM: Marilyn Mai...
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Area Studies Seminar: U.S. Foreign and Security Policy

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-04-06
Africa south of the Sahara will be the focus of a seminar offered by the NSA Cryptologic School.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Area Studies Seminar: U.S. Foreign and Security Policy FROM: SINIO Council Unknown ...
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From SIGINT to HUMINT to SIGINT (through HUMINT) -- part 1

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-10
The author, Eric Fair, wrote this article in March 2005 about his experience working as an interrogator at Abu Ghraib in Iraq in 2003. This is a watered-down account of his experience. In 2016 he wrote a memoir explaining what happened in more detail, though it is redacted. See reporting from Cora Currier to learn more: https://theintercept.com/2016/05/11/the-secret-nsa-diary-of-an-abu-ghraib-interrogator/
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) From SIGINT to HUMINT to SIGINT (through HUMINT) -part 1 FROM: Eric Fair Intelligen...
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Is NSA Correctly Postured Against the Most Critical Missions?

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-09
Signals Intelligence Directorate leadership decides where to expend the most resources based on the SIGINT Mission List. The list includes 15 critical functional missions -- each of which has an area of focus and an area in which SID decides not to devote as much attention, thus accepting some amount of risk. China, North Korea, Iraq, Iran, and Russia are "regarded as 'trump cards'" and can take priority over any one of these missions.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Is NSA Correctly Postured Against the Most Critical Missions? FROM: MG Richard Quirk, USA...
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Coming Soon to GCHQ Reports: Source Descriptors

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-06-01
As the result of critical findings from the U.K. inquiry on intelligence regarding weapons of mass destruction in the run-up to the Iraq war, GCHQ will be adding to all intelligence reports "Intelligence Source Descriptors," which describe the access, identity, and reliability of sources. At first, only intelligence on Iran will be involved, and the feature will be expanded later. There are no plans to use a similar program on NSA reports.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) Coming Soon to GCHQ Reports: Source Descriptors FROM: Reporting Policy and Guidance...
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Media Leaks - Part 1

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Release Date: 2016-08-10 Document Date: 2003-07-28
NSA refers to media leaks as “cryptologic insecurities.” This article lists several examples from 2000-2002 (from CBS News, “New York Times Daily News,” the Washington Times, and WorldNetDaily) along with damage assessments and follow-on actions, like reporting to the DOJ and requesting an FBI investigation.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U) Media Leaks - Part 1<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Date: 07/2...
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You Can't Keep the NSC Waiting!.. A Day in the Life of a GRSOC Analyst

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Release Date: 2016-05-16 Document Date: 2003-12-15
Anecdote from a Gordon Regional Security Operations Center analyst who was asked to provide immediate intelligence on a specific flight from Iran to Syria, at the end of the workday. “Working as an analyst at GRSOC gives you the opportunity to fully experience the SIGINT process ”” GET IT, KNOW IT, USE IT.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL<br><br>(U//FOUO) You Can't Keep the NSC Waiting!.. A Day in the Life of a<br>GRSOC Analyst<...
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Part III of Remembrance of NSA Thanksgivings Past...

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-24
The Thanksgiving dinner series ends with the story of a lone American eating an MRE, or meal ready-to-eat, on a mountaintop in Albania. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Part III of Remembrance of NSA Thanksgivings Past... FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown ...
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Turkey and the PKK

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-12-20
The U.S. must strike a delicate balance in its support of Turkey: It aids Turkey’s internal struggle against the PKK, or the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, while trying to dissuade Turkey from attacking the PKK’s presence across the Turkish border in Iraq. NSA signals intelligence support to Turkey includes tracking PKK members’ handsets while in Turkey and helping to track PKK financiers. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Turkey and the PKK FROM: FAD's Central/Eastern Europe Office (DP13) Run Date: 12/20/2005...

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