Cablegate: Assignment of Security Assistance Officer To
130519Z Oct 04
UNCLAS COLOMBO 001697
FOR ADM FARGO FROM AMB LUNSTEAD
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS CE MV
SUBJECT: ASSIGNMENT OF SECURITY ASSISTANCE OFFICER TO
REF: CDR PACOM 0701312 OCT 04
1. (U) Admiral Fargo, I thank you immensely for your
personal involvement in getting a Security Assistance Officer
in Embassy Colombo in FY05. As you know, military
cooperation between the United States and Sri Lanka has grown
by as much as 200 percent in some areas over the past three
years and the operations tempo in military programs has grown
by nearly 800 percent, a fact that has strained the resources
of our small, but highly efficient Defense Attache Office.
My staff stands ready to facilitate the NSDD-38 process once
the request is received from Washington and we welcome the
addition of your SAO to our Embassy team.
2. (U) Thanks again.