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Cablegate: Prime Minister Ja'afari's Twelve Point Security

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 BAGHDAD 003407

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PINS MOPS PREL IZ
SUBJECT: PRIME MINISTER JA'AFARI'S TWELVE POINT SECURITY
PLAN

1. (SBU) SUMMARY: Prime Minister Ja'afari distributed a
Twelve Point Security Plan on August 6. The plan sets goals
and priorities for the Ministries of Interior and Defense,
the National Security Advisor and other related ministries
and Iraqi government entities as they work towards bringing
stability to Iraq in the lead up to voter registration, the
October 15 constitutional referendum, and the December 15
election. END SUMMARY.

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THE TWELVE POINTS
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4. (SBU) Ja'afari's twelve point plan, as given to us by
National Security Advisor Rubaie, is as follows:

-- POINT 1: IMPROVE INTELLIGENCE COORDINATION, led by the
National Security Advisor (NSA) who will: provide direction
to establish and sustain the National Intelligence
Coordination Council (the NICC); develop a comprehensive
national intelligence framework for the four national
intelligence services that establishes ministerial
intelligence roles and responsibilities and sets procedures
for interagency coordination between them and the Coalition;
and, provide unified reports to the Prime Minister and others
tasked with addressing security issues.

-- POINT 2: EXECUTE PRECISE OPERATIONS TO ELIMINATE
TERRORISTS, led by the Minister of Defense who will: develop
and sustain the capabilities of the Intelligence Services
that belong to the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of
Interior in a manner that will allow them to better support
counter-terror operations; develop a campaign plan to defeat
the insurgency outside of Baghdad by securing Ramadi and
Fallujah in order to prevent the influx of terrorists and
their supplies along the Euphrates River valley and by
improving security in Mosul, Tal Afar, Samara, Baquba and
northern Babil; continue to secure the peace in Najaf and
Kirkuk. Finally, take action to concentrate on foreign
fighters and those Iraqis who support them to isolate them
from the rest of the insurgents.

-- POINT 3: DEVELOP FLEXIBLE AND HIGHLY MOBILE FORCES, led by
the Minister of Defense who will: continue increasing the
size and capabilities of Interior Ministry Intervention
Forces and Police Commandos, and Ministry of Defense Iraqi
Army forces to facilitate the transition of security from the
Coalition Forces to the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF); and,
establish more police and military units that are able to
respond quickly to terrorist events.

-- POINT 4: PROTECTION OF BAGHDAD, led by the Minister of
Interior who will: exploit the momentum of Operation
Lightning by following on with Operation Thunder to further
fragment the terrorists within the city; develop a plan to
defeat the insurgency within Baghdad; and, secure the Baghdad
International Airport Road.

-- POINT 5: REGAIN CONTROL OF AND IMPOSE AUTHORITY OVER THE
NATIONAL BORDERS, led by the Minister of Defense who will:
diplomatically engage neighboring nations to disrupt external
support of foreign terrorists; increase the presence of Iraqi
Security Forces on the border and implement procedures to
control entry points in the Ninewa and Anbar provinces;
continue conducting security operations to deny safe haven to
terrorists in the mentioned border region; and, agree upon a
list of those wanted from Syria.

-- POINT 6: MOBILIZE THE SUPPORT OF THE IRAQI PEOPLE IN THE
STRUGGLE AGAINST TERRORISM, led by the State Minister for
National Assembly Affairs who will: develop an information
campaign to drive a wedge between the population and
terrorists; emphasize that Iraqis are taking responsibility
for security operations and that this will lead to more
security self-reliance; demonstrate the correlation between
economic development and the importance of the ISF in
providing security; publicize the methods used by terrorists
against innocent Iraqis.

-- POINT 7: ACTIVATE FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC MEANS TO
STRENGTHEN COUNTER-TERRORISM OPERATIONS, led by the Minister
of Planning or the Minister of Finance, who will: increase
the distribution of wealth from oil revenues to increase the
quality of life for the population; consider a future shift
to a more market driven economy; increase private sector
economic development throughout the country in conjunction
with the growth of the ISF; outline an employment program
based on large improvements in the public sector; and,
maintain a strong budget to fund ministries charged with
security.

-- POINT 8: IMPROVE THE LEVEL OF POLITICAL PARTICIPATION,
led by the National Security Advisor, supported by the
Transitional National Assembly to: develop a national
dialogue focusing on the reintegration of parties that did
not participate in the January elections and putting forth
the possibility of either a general, special, or limited
amnesty; hold a conference to address the issue of Iraqis
killing Iraqis; continue measures that encourage Sunni
participation in the political process; address the situation
in Tal Afar politically in a low-key, non-official way; and,
develop plans to protect the free political expression of all
Transitional National Assembly members and all Sunni members
of the Constitutional Drafting Committee.

-- POINT 9: VITAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION, led by Deputy
Prime Minister Chalabi to: improve inter-ministerial
communication to synchronize protection of infrastructure;
increase the security of ISF recruitment centers; reassess
the protection of International Zone entry points; and, focus
on oil infrastructure security. This last item will be the
responsibility of the Minister of Defense.

-- POINT 10: DEVELOP JUDICIAL, INVESTIGATIVE, AND
INTERROGATION PRACTICES CONSISTENT WITH THE RULE OF LAW, led
by the Minister of Justice to: build capacity at the national
and local levels to detain and interrogate suspects in
accordance with the law; ensure that the interrogation of
security detainees focuses on terrorists, with the goal of
producing actionable intelligence to combat the insurgency;
implement legal procedures that expedite the processing of
detainees that will also reduce the strain on the detention
system; enact a law against committing or instigating acts of
terrorism or of harboring terrorists; and, sustain the
commitment to protecting human rights and the rule of law.

-- POINT 11: PROTECT NEIGHBORHOODS AND DISTRICTS, led by the
National Security Advisor whoQill either (a) establish local
militia units to protect the safety of neighborhoods (first
choice) or (b) establish "neighborhood watch" or "night
guards" to be affiliated with local police and army units.

-- POINT 12: PRESSURE NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES, led by the
Minister of Foreign Affairs in conjunction with the National
Security Advisor, who will: pressure Syria to stop supporting
terrorism via financial, human, and material means in Iraq,
to hand over wanted individuals, and to increase border
controls. In addition, pressure will be brought to bear on
Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia to stop supporting terrorism
in Iraq.

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FOLLOW-UP
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5. (SBU) The Prime Minister's Security Plan requires that
the responsible Ministers respond within thirty days of
August 8, 2005, with their implementation concepts, lists of
required resources, and proposed timelines for their plans.
The Embassy, with MNF-I, will continue to monitor
developments and provide further information as it becomes
available.
Khalilzad

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