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P 061402Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY SKOPJE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8802
INFO RHMFISS/HQ USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC
RUEHNO/USMISSION USNATO 3778
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RUEKDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR MCAP MOPS NATO MK
SUBJECT: MACEDONIA: POST SUPPORTS 1206 PROPOSAL FOR
EMBEDDED OPERATIONAL MENTOR AND LIASON TEAM (OMLT)
EQUIPMENT SET

1. The Ambassador supports ODC Macedonia's 1206 request
proposal for FY10 - "Embedded Operational Mentor and Liaison
Team (OMLT) Equipment Set8 for use by units deploying to the
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in
Afghanistan. The equipment in the proposal will be used by
Macedonian forces for their Embedded OMLTs, which are one of
the most important contributions that an ISAF particpant
state can make to the development of self-sustaining Afghan
National Security Forces. Macedonia currently has 163
soldiers serving in ISAF and, no later than 1 April 2010,
will deploy an additional 79 soldiers as part of a Secretary
of Defense approved co-deployment with elements of the
Vermont National Guard.

2. The unit deploying has been Leahy vetted and post is not
aware of any credible evidence of gross violations of human
rights by the units who are proposed to receive assistance.
3. The POC for this project is ODC Chief MAJ XXXXXXXXXXXX
NAVRATIL

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