A response that neither confirms nor denies the existence or nonexistence.
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DOD regulation 5400.7 paragraphs C126.96.36.199.5 and C188.8.131.52.1.3.1 These paragraphs have to do with the freedom of information act (FOIA). It is a method of denying information considered exempt by the act.
The first time was used was a response from the CIA to a FOIA request. It was dealing with the Glomar Explorer, a ship supposedly built to recover a sunken russian sub. That is how it got its name.
The accused responded with a glomar response. His exact words were "I can neither confirm nor deny my presence at that donut shop during they day and time stated."
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