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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Combined Strategic Intelligence

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DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS MARR PREL KCRM BG
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR COMBINED STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE
COURSE, BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, WASHINGTON, DC, JAN 10 -
FEB 29, 2008.


1. This is an action request. See para three.

2. The following candidates have been selected for
participation in the Combined Strategic Intelligence Course
to be held January 10 - February 29, 2008 at Bolling Air
Force Base in Washington, DC. Post vetting was completed on
December 3, 2007. Post requests that vetting be completed by
December 17, 2007, to provide sufficient time for processing.
Post requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for the
following candidates:

Name: Chowdhury Abul Barkat
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Unit: No 1 Squadron
Unit Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh
Personal Number: 8844
Date of Birth: 29 Nov 1980
Place of Birth: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Name: Muhammad Forhad Hossain Khan
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Unit: Ops Wing, BAF Base Zahur
Unit Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh
Personal Number: 8799
Date of Birth: 28 Mar 1975
Place of Birth: Habiganj, Bangladesh

3. Post requests that the Department of State authorize post
to make the following statement to the relevant DOD units:
"Embassy verifies that the Department of State possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights by
the above named individual or unit."

4. Post Human Rights Officer is Luke Zahner, unclass
e-mail:zahnerlv@state.gov.

5. COMMENT: Embassy has no information to indicate this
individual or any unit he has served in has been involved in
gross violations of human rights.
Pasi

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