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Cablegate: Request for Weekly Update On Darfur Peacekeeping

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OO RUEHGI RUEHMA RUEHROV
DE RUEHC #7043 2951449
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 221441Z OCT 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 9235
INFO DARFUR COLLECTIVE
RUEHGI/AMEMBASSY BANGUI 0810
RUEHNJ/AMEMBASSY NDJAMENA 2797

UNCLAS STATE 147043

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UNSC KPKO SU
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR WEEKLY UPDATE ON DARFUR PEACEKEEPING
DEPLOYMENT

1. PURPOSE: This is an action request. The Department is
increasingly concerned about the pace of peacekeeping
deployment to Darfur. In order to provide more assistance in
speeding deployment, the Department will be meeting more
regularly at the Assistant Secretary-level. In order to
support these efforts, the Department asks USUN to please
provide weekly updates in a front-channel cable regarding the
deployment of the United Nations-African Union Mission in
Darfur (UNAMID) and the UN Light and Heavy Support Packages
for the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS). We are
particularly interested in the following:

A. Establishing UNAMID headquarters and command.
1. Allocation of senior posts
2. US military advisors

B. Financial arrangements to cover troop costs.

C. Force generation.
1. Troop commitments, including readiness, UN
Department of Peacekeeping Operations
deployment visit scheduling, and timelines
2. Helicopters and transport units.
3. Police: Individual police.
Formed Police Units (FPUs).
4. Possible donor support.

D. Deploying the Heavy Support Package.
1. Complete expansion of seven camps.
2. Deploy two new battalions for AMIS.

E. Deploying the UNAMID Early Effects package.

F. UN assumption of USG Operations & Maintenance Contracts.

G. Transfer of USG assets to the UN.

H. MINURCAT, including recruitment of individual police and
FPUs.

2. TIMING: We would appreciate your cable by close of
business every Thursday and your participation in an
interagency conference call every Friday or as otherwise
scheduled.

3. POINT-OF-CONTACT: Grace M. Kang, IO/PSC 202-736-7735.
RICE

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