Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Secretary of State
DE RUEHC #4879 0162234
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P R 162226Z JAN 09
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHWL/AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON PRIORITY 6572
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS STATE 004879
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PINR PREL PTER KCRM SNAR MARR RP
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR NEW ZEALAND LEAHY VETTING REQUEST – 4TH ANNUAL SOVEREIGN CHALLENGE CONFERENCE
REF: 08 WELLINGTON 380
¶1. (SBU) The Department of State reviewed its files and found that,
as of this date, it possesses no credible information of gross
violations of human rights for the individuals identified below.
These individuals are candidates to attend the 4th Annual Sovereign
Challenge Conference in March 2009.
¶2. (U) Candidates:
Commodore David Anson
DPOB: 08-02-1954; Auckland, New Zealand
Position: Naval Attache, Embassy of New Zealand, Washington, D.C.
¶3. (U) Post may provide the following statement to authorized
parties: Embassy verifies that the Department of State possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights by the
individuals identified in paragraph 2 above, as of this date. Post
may cite this cable in response.
¶4. (U) If, in the future, post becomes aware of possible human rights
violations by the individuals listed above, post should inform the
Department and not proceed with training.
¶5. (U) POC for this action is Jameson DeBose: