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Cablegate: Canada Unlikely to Increase Contributi0n To

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS OTTAWA 000646

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

ROME FOR MFO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KMFO PREL MASS XF CA
SUBJECT: CANADA UNLIKELY TO INCREASE CONTRIBUTI0N TO
MULTINATIONAL FORCE AND OBSERVERS (MFO)

REF: STATE 49688

(SBU) COL Geoff St. John, head of Foreign Affairs'
Peacekeeping Section, told us on March 7 that Canada is very
unlikely to be able to increase its contribution to MFO. He
said the Department of National Defense is staffing our
request to see if it could fill any of the specific needs
lifted in reftel, but that its pending contribution of a
battalion and brigade headquarters to ISAF IV and V will put
a huge strain on the Canadian Forces.
KELLY

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