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Cablegate: Embassy and Mnf Reach Agreement On Moa On Psds

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SUBJECT: EMBASSY AND MNF REACH AGREEMENT ON MOA ON PSDS


(SBU) Following long, hard, but productive working group
discussions, Embassy Baghdad and MNF-I jointly developed
detailed deliverables to the draft Memorandum of Agreement
(MOA) between the Department of Defense (DoD) and the
Department of State (DoS) on USG Private Security
Contractors. Charge' d'Affaires Butenis and Commanding
General Petraeus were jointly briefed and approved the
deliverables as written. The final deliverables and the
conforming changes to the MOA will be reported by the Embassy
and MNF-I today to the respective Under Secretaries via
email. In order to fully implement corresponding policies
and procedures as soon as possible, Embassy Baghdad and MNF-I
request that the final MOA and deliverables, once reported,
be approved and signed expeditiously.
BUTENIS

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