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Cablegate: Com Concurs with Section 1206 Fy 08 Tranche Four

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INFO RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHINGTON DC
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/05/2018
TAGS: PGOV PARM PTER PM LE PREL MARR MOPS
SUBJECT: COM CONCURS WITH SECTION 1206 FY 08 TRANCHE FOUR
PROPOSAL

Classified By: CDA MICHELE J. SISON; REASON: SECTION 1.4(B)

1. (S) CHIEF OF MISSION FULLY SUPPORTS THE FY 08 SECTION 1206
(TRANCHE FOUR,4) PROPOSALS AS SUBMITTED BY USCENTCOM. THIS
PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE LEBANESE ARMED FORCES' (LAF'S)
CAPABILITY TO CONDUCT MILITARY OPERATIONS IN URBAN TERRAIN
(MOUT). IT REINFORCES THE MISSION'S STRATEGIC GOALS OF
COUNTERTERRORISM COOPERATION AND MILITARY-TO-MILITARY
ENGAGEMENT WITH LEBANON.

2. (S) THE URBAN SOLDIERS' EQUIPMENT PACKAGE USEP) COMPONENT
WILL PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT FOR LEBANON'S EFFORTS TO
COUNTER TERRORIST RESOURCES AND PERSONNEL IN URBAN AREAS
WHERE U.S. AND OTHER INTELLIGENCE INDICATE THE THREAT
RESIDES. THE URBAN SOLDERS' EQUIPMENT PACKAGE (USEP)
COMPONENT ENHANCES A GROWING LEBANESE CAPACITY THAT WAS
PROVEN SO CRUCIAL IN THE MAY-SEPTEMBER 2007 COUNTERTERRORISM
OPERATIONS IN THE NAHR AL-BAHRID CAMP.
SISON

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