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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
07MANILA192 2007-01-17 08:14 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Manila
VZCZCXRO9652
OO RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM
DE RUEHML #0192 0170814
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 170814Z JAN 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4730
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS IMMEDIATE
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNA/CDRUSPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
C O N F I D E N T I A L MANILA 000192

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/RSP, PM/PPA, AND EAP/MTS
USPACOM ALSO FOR FPA HUSO AND J5
SECDEF/OSD/ISA/AP (TOOLAN/BAILEY)
JOINT STAFF/J5 (WILKES/ROBINSON/CLEMMONS)

E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/16/2017
TAGS: PREL PTER MARR MASS MOPS MCAP RP
SUBJECT: SECTION 1206 PROPOSAL FINAL COORDINATION

REF: A. STATE 3112

¶B. 06 STATE 134152
¶C. 06 MANILA 4396
¶D. 06 MANILA 4151

Classified By: (U) Deputy Chief of Mission Paul W. Jones
for reasons 1.4(b) and (d).

¶1. (C) Working closely with U.S. Pacific Command
representatives and counterparts from regional Missions, Post
developed an integrated series of proposals for Section 1206
funding that would bolster maritime security in the Sulu and
Sulawesi Seas, the critical area through which Jemaah
Islamiyah and other terrorists infiltrate and exfiltrate the
Philippines.

¶2. (C) We are extremely pleased that two of our proposals —
to equip and train a Maritime Security Force and to supply HF
radios to the Coast Watch South system — have been approved.
Post supports funding for these programs in FY 2007. We
hope our other proposals (ref C) will be considered later in
the fiscal year should further funds be identified.

¶3. (C) We have discussed the Security Force and HF radio
proposals informally with our Philippine government
counterparts, given the uncertain nature of funding. These
informal working level contacts have indicated strong and
enthusiastic interest on the part of the Philippine Navy. We
will engage in more formal talks regarding implementation
once funding has been confirmed.

Visit Embassy Manila’s Classified website:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eap/manila/index. cfm
KENNEY

   

 

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