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Cablegate: U.S. Global Peace Operations Initiative (Gpoi)

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TAGS: ID PGOV PREL MOPS
SUBJECT: U.S. GLOBAL PEACE OPERATIONS INITIATIVE (GPOI)
FUNDING PROPOSAL

1. (U) SUMMARY: USPACOM put forward its draft FY 2010 GPOI
Program Proposal, which requests funding to support
Indonesian Peacekeeping Training in three areas: training,
facilities, and equipment. According to USPACOM
representatives, Indonesia will be a top priority for GPOI
funding within PACOM's Area of Responsibility (AOR). This
program would also fit in well with the political and
security initiatives we are pursuing with the government of
Indonesia in advance of a potential visit by President Obama
in November. END SUMMARY.

PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS TRAINING

2. (U) The GPOI proposal notes that the primary goal of the
program training is to produce competent and professional
peacekeepers (from Indonesia and third countries) according
to United Nations (UN) guidelines, using hands-on and/or
performance oriented methods in the classroom, in the field,
and in exercises. PACOM estimates the program cost will be
around $620,000 and anticipates the end results will be:

-- Advancement of security cooperation between Indonesia and
the U.S.;
-- Strengthening of military-to-military relationships;
-- Standardization and enhanced inter-operability within UN
guidelines and across the Asia Pacific Region;
-- Encouragement of long-term sustainability of Peace Support
Operations (PSO) individuals and units through a "Train the
Trainer" focus;
-- UN training recognition of PSO individuals/units.

PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS FACILITIES REFURBISHMENT

3. (U) The GPOI program proposal also requests funding for
improvement of existing facilities and training areas. It's
noted that to the greatest extent possible, renovations and
improvements to existing facilities will be made, however,
some new construction may be necessary to ensure provision of
adequate training facilities. Training facilities would
include equipped classroom space; field training areas;
office space equipped with furniture and internet
connectivity; training accommodation, including sanitation
and dining facilities; and vehicle support. PACOM estimates
the cost for this portion of the program would be around $1.5
million.

PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS EQUIPMENT

4. (U) The GPOI program proposal also requests funding for
training aids, materials, and non-lethal equipment required
for conducting training, and also funding for equipment that
would assist development and sustainability of PSOs and
support regional requirements. PACOM estimates the cost of
the equipment would be around $1.55 million.
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