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Cablegate: Ndaa Section 1206: Country Team Nicaragua Approves

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STATE FOR WHA/CEN, WHA/PPC, AND PM/PPA

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SUBJECT: NDAA SECTION 1206: COUNTRY TEAM NICARAGUA APPROVES
FY 2008 PROPOSALS

REF: STATE 84130 (DTG 152012Z JUN 07)

1. (U) The U.S. Country Team Nicaragua has drafted and
approved an FY2008 proposal for the use of funds appropriated
under Section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act
that is intended to strengthen the counter-terrorist
capability of the Nicaraguan Army's Rapid Reaction Task
Force. This proposal has been sent to USSOUTHCOM for
concurrence by the combatant commander.

2. (U) In addition, the Country Team concurs with the current
USSOUTHCOM Enduring Friendship Section 1206 proposal and the
Special Operations Command South Section 1206 proposal for
Nicaragua.

3. (U) Post requests that that State and SOUTHCOM approve
these three Section 1206 proposals to provide vitally-needed
counter-terrorism equipment funding for the Nicaraguan Army
Rapid Reaction Force, the Nicaraguan Navy, and the Nicaraguan
Army Commando de Operaciones Especiales (COE)
Counter-terrorist Force.

4. (U) The point of contact for this U.S. Country Team FY08
proposal is Lieutenant Colonel Robert Gaddis, Commander U.S.
Military Group, Nicaragua. The POC telephone number is (505)
266-6010 extension 4490.
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