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05BANGKOK918 POST REQUESTS TIMETABLE FOR PSYOP ASSESSMENT TEAM

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This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS BANGKOK 000918

 

SIPDIS

 

SENSITIVE

 

DEPARTMENT FOR EAP/BCLTV

PACOM FOR FPA HUSO AND JIACG-CT

 

E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: PGOV PREL MARR TH POL MIL

SUBJECT: POST REQUESTS TIMETABLE FOR PSYOP ASSESSMENT TEAM

 

¶1. (SBU) On December 9, 2004, the 5th Psychological

Operations (PSYOP) Battalion Commander, 4th Psyop Group,

briefed the DCM on the Rewards for Information/Military

Support to Public Diplomacy Programs. These programs have

been successfully used by AmEmbassy Manila to assist the

Philippines Government deal with insurgency issues there.

The briefing in Bangkok was in response to directive from ADM

Fargo, PACOM Commander, that JUSMAGTHAI explore creative ways

the United States can assist the RTG address the ongoing

unrest in southern Thailand.

 

¶2. (SBU) During the meeting, the DCM agreed that PACOM

could deploy a small team of experts to identify needs and

offer recommendations on how to implement a Military Support

to Public Diplomacy program in Thailand. It was agreed that

any recommendation made by the team would be vetted and

endorsed by the RTG and the Country Team. Post requests an

initial assessment team deploy within 30 days of receipt of

this message. Post requests that any team coming be limited

to no more than four persons and be deployed for no more than

90 days.

BOYCE

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Written by thaicables

August 26, 2011 at 4:46 am

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