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Cablegate: Notifying Bangkok About Apcss Seminars And

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UNCLAS BANGKOK 001635

SIPDIS

APCSS FOR GENERAL STACKPOLE FROM BANGKOK DCM ARVIZU

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL AMGT TH POL MIL
SUBJECT: NOTIFYING BANGKOK ABOUT APCSS SEMINARS AND
TRAINING COURSES

1. (U) General Stackpole,

As you know, our Mission in Bangkok is a long-standing
supporter of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.
The courses you have organized are among the best of their
type in the world. Thai alumni return better informed about
vital issues of mutual concern and better prepared to work
with American counterparts. We will continue to work with
your staff to identify qualified military and civilian
candidates who will benefit from the excellent training APCSS
provides and who will make candid contributions to your
courses.

2. (U) Recently, however, we have had a few problems
coordinating responsibilities among the various U.S. military
and civilian offices in Bangkok with a stake in APCSS courses
and seminars. At times, the confusion stemmed from informal
emails from APCSS alerting either JUSMAGTHAI or DAO Bangkok
about upcoming courses. In order to avoid these problems, I
ask that future notifications of courses or seminars be made
via front channel cable to Embassy Bangkok. Doing so will
insure that the Ambassador and I determine which Embassy
office would be best able to provide a participant for an
APCSS seminar or be assigned primary responsibility for
selecting Thai candidates to attend an APCSS course. I
assure you that we will be responsive and more quickly and
effectively able to support your work if we receive future
notifications front channel.

3. (U) Sincerely yours,

Alexander A. Arvizu
Deputy Chief of Mission
U.S. Embassy, Bangkok
BOYCE

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