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Cablegate: Phnom Penh Endorsement for Fy10 1206 Proposal For

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 PHNOM PENH 000859

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/MLS, EAP/RSP, PM/PPA - J KNOCH AND S KWAK
USPACOM FOR J5
SECDEF/OSD/ISA/AP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PTER KTIA MARR MASS MOPS MCAP CB
SUBJECT: PHNOM PENH ENDORSEMENT FOR FY10 1206 PROPOSAL FOR
PACOM REGION

REF: A. MANILA 2271
B. STATE 92407

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

1. (SBU) In accordance with Ref A synopsis of the FY 2010
1206 proposal review process, herewith are summaries of three
1206 proposals submitted by Embassy Phnom Penh for FY 2010,
in priority order:


--Mission Essential Equipment for NCTSF Ground Assault
Forces, Command, Control and Communications and EOD ($6.3 m)

Project Description: to build the capacity of Cambodia's
National Counter Terrorism Special Force (NCTSF) to conduct
decisive CT operations by providing equipment and training to
establish a response capability; improve C3 and enhance
direct action proficiency. Package includes individual and
collective unit equipment, weapons, communications equipment,
and explosive ordinance demolition equipment. By providing
common equipment and command and control infrastructure
across the NCTSF Ground Assault elements and NCTSF tactical
command headquarters, this project will increase the
operational capability of the unit to conduct CT operations
on land. EOD equipment provided to the NCTSF will enable
them to actively respond to IED incidents.


--Cambodian Maritime C3 & Coast Watch ($7.3 m)

Project Description: to build capacity of Cambodian maritime
security forces, under control of the National Committee for
Maritime Security (NCMS), to conduct coastal surveillance and
maintain command, control, and communications between the
national coordinating authority, subordinate headquarters,
and operational units. The purpose of building this capacity
is to address gaps in maritime border controls and maritime
security that provides transit corridors for Violent
Extremist Organizations (VEO) potentially operating within
Cambodian territorial waters. The U.S. Mission to Cambodia
is currently supporting a broad, interagency and
international effort aimed at increasing maritime security
capacity within the Kingdom of Cambodia. This project will
provide fixed and mobile HF radio communications and training
to establish a functional Coast Watch organization under the
NCMS thereby establishing a nascent C3 and ISR capability for
the Cambodians to monitor and secure their maritime domain.


--Cambodian Maritime CT ($6.1 m)

Project Description: to build the capacity of Cambodia's
National Counter Terrorism Special Force (NCTSF) to conduct
decisive CT operations in the maritime domain by providing
equipment and training to establish a maritime small boat
unit capable of conducting direct action in littoral zones
and inland waterways. This project will provide 6 x 7m RHiB
and associated equipment and weapons to establish a coastal
and inland waterway CT interdiction capability within the
NCTSF.

2. (SBU) Embassy Phnom Penh's proposals are part of a
regional effort to mount urgent and emergent CT programs in
several countries. Embassy Phnom Penh strongly endorses the
regional 1206 proposals and concurs with the priortization
agreed to in the working group meeting in August in Bangkok
(Ref A).

LEAHY VETTING
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3. (SBU) Embassy Phnom Penh affirms that it is not aware of
any credible evidence of gross violations of human rights by
any units which would receive assistance under the 1206
project proposals listed in para. 1. Embassy Manila also
acknowledges the requirement to undertake Leahy vetting for
all units, if the projects are funded, per normal foreign
assistance procedures (as requested in para. 11 of Ref B).


PHNOM PENH 00000859 002 OF 002


POINT OF CONTACT
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4. (U) For Embassy Phnom Penh, please contact:

P. Wayne Turnbull
Phone: 855-23-728-219
Unclass turnbullpw@state.gov
Classified turnbullpw@state.sgov.gov
RODLEY

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