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Cablegate: Ndaa Section 1206: Country Team Nicaragua Approves

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STATE FOR WHA/CEN, WHA/PPC, AND PM/PPA
SOUTHCOM ALSO FOR FPA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS KTIA NU
SUBJECT: NDAA SECTION 1206: COUNTRY TEAM NICARAGUA APPROVES
TRANCHE 2 FY 2008 PROPOSAL

REF: A. 07 MANAGUA 1758 (DTG 201840Z JUL 07)

B. 07 STATE 84130 (DTG 152012Z JUN 07)

1. (SBU) The U.S. Country Team Nicaragua has drafted and
approved a tranche 2 FY2008 proposal for the use of funds
appropriated under Section 1206 of the National Defense
Authorization Act that are intended to strengthen the
counter-terrorist capability of the Nicaraguan Army's Rapid
Reaction Task Force. This proposal has been sent to
USSOUTHCOM for concurrence by the combatant commander.

2. (SBU) In addition, the Country Team concurs with the
current USSOUTHCOM Enduring Friendship Section 1206 proposal
and the Special Operations Command South Section 1206
proposal for Nicaragua.

3. (SBU) Post requests that that State and SOUTHCOM approve
these three Section 1206 proposals to provide vitally-needed
counter-terrorism equipment funding for the Nicaraguan Army
Rapid Reaction Force, the Nicaraguan Navy, and the Nicaraguan
Army Commando de Operaciones Especiales (COE)
Counter-terrorist Force.

4. (U) The point of contact for this U.S. Country Team FY08
proposal is Lieutenant Colonel Robert Gaddis, Commander U.S.
Military Group, Nicaragua. The POC telephone number is (505)
252-7200.
TRIVELLI

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