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Cablegate: U.S. Africa Command Status Update - Libya

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FM AMEMBASSY TRIPOLI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3974
INFO RUEHTRO/AMEMBASSY TRIPOLI 4492

UNCLAS TRIPOLI 000800

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR PREL LY
SUBJECT: U.S. AFRICA COMMAND STATUS UPDATE - LIBYA

REF: STATE 104550

1. We informed the Libyan General People's Committee for
Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation (MFA equivalent)
on October 6 via diplomatic note of the formal establishment of
U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) as a unified combatant command
effective October 1.


2. There has been no reporting or comment in the Libyan media
on the establishment of AFRICOM. We will stay alert for
significant publiuc or private comment in the future.

STEVENS

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