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Cablegate: Section 1206 Proposal Final Coordination

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHVB #0603 1721616
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 211616Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 7844

UNCLAS ZAGREB 000603

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

DEPARTMENT FOR PM/PPA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS PREL HR
SUBJECT: SECTION 1206 PROPOSAL FINAL COORDINATION

REF: STATE 84596

1. Post and resident EUCOM representative fully support the proposal
in reftel to allot $325,000 of FY 07 1206 funding for Croatian Joint
Deployment Interoperability and Readiness Training and English
Language Training for Deployment.

2. The proposed Joint Deployment Interoperability and Readiness
Training will provide not only Croatia, but also the other A-3
nations with the necessary trained personnel to execute coalition
deployments utilizing US aircraft. This training will enhance
interoperability between Croatian, Macedonian, Albanian, US, and
NATO forces, while also minimizing the stress on U.S. Aerial Port
Support personnel currently required to execute Croatian/A-3
deployments in support of the global war on terror and coalition
peace support operations.

3. The 1206 funding dedicated to English Language Capacity Building
will provide two "Level 4" English language laboratories and the
necessary training material to immediately enhance the English
language training capacity of the two Croatian brigades currently
providing the majority of Croatia's deployable forces in support of
the global war on terror and coalition peace support operations.

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