DOS Cable re: Afghan Army Structure and Central Banking Matters

State Department cable from Washington to Mission in Kabul concerning upcoming meetings in Afghanistan on the development of the Afghan army and central bank.

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Cable
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Wednesday, March 6, 2002
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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OFFICIAL INFORMAL

E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/06/12
TAGS: AMGT, AF
SUBJECT: OFFICIAL INFORMAL (03/06/02)

FOR CHARGE FROM SA/PAB

CLASSIFIED BY SA/PAB DIRECTOR YOUNG, REASON, 1.5 (B) AND

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1. (U) ARMY SEMINAR: WE UNDERSTAND THE AFGHAN COMMANDERS

.PLAN TO DEBATE ARMY STRUCTURE AND OTHER ISSUES AT A
SEMINAR IN KABUL BEGINNING TODAY. A FBIS ITEM IN PUSHTO
REPORTS THAT ISMAIL KHAN, USTAD ATTA MOHAMMAD, HAJI ABDUL
QADIR, AND GENERAL DOSTUM HAVE BEEN INVITED. ACCORDING TO

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THE .REPORT, KARZAI WILL OPEN THE MEETING WHICH SHOULD
INCLUDE 300 PEOPLE. ANY READOUT ON THE SEMINAR WOULD BE
GREATLY APPRECIATED.

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2. (U) LANGUAGE TRAINING: FSI WILL SHORTLY BE SENDING
OUT ITS ANNUAL CABLE ASKING POSTS TO RE-EVALUATE WHICH
POSITIONS ARE LANGUAGE-DESIGNATED AND TO ADD OR DELETE AS
'REQUIRED. FSI'S MIKE LEMMON HAS TOLD US THAT THEY ARE
ANTICIPATING A RAMP-UP IN FUNDING THAT WILL ALLOW US, MUCH
MORE THAN BEFORE, TO TRAIN OFFICERS TO THE LEVEL OF

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: SHARON E AHMAD

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PROFICIENCY WE REALISTICALLY NEED. HE ASKS THAT EACH POST
TAKE A VERY CAREFUL LOOK AT WHAT ADDITIONAL POSITIONS YOU
MIGHT NEED, INCLUDING THE POSSIBILITY OF DESIGNATING A FEW
POSITIONS AT THE 4,4 LEVEL.

3. (U) FED RESERVE AGREES TO MEET AFGHAN CENTRAL BANK
OFFICIAL FITRAT: EB ASKS IF WE COULD TRY TO PASS A MESSAGE
TO FITRAT, NAMELY THAT THE FRBNY COUNSEL AND EXECUTIVE
VICE PRESIDENT TOM BAXTER WOULD BE PLEASED TO MEET WITH
HIM MARCH 27 IN DUBAI OR OMAN -- IF FITRAT THOUGHT THIS
WOULD BE USEFUL AND COULD GET THERE. BAXTER WILL TRY TO
PASS THE MESSAGE HIMSELF AS WELL.

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5. (U) CONDITIONALITY PAPER: WE NEED POST'S VIEWS ON THIS
BY 00B THURSDAY OR THE DEPARTMENT WILL PLAN TO MOVE THE
PAPER FORWARD WITHOUT THEM.

6."(U) HEADS-UP: TREASURY IS ASKING FOR COUNTRY CLEARANCE
FOR LARRY SEALE TO DO ANOTHER TDY MARCH 13-APRIL-END.
WOULD APPRECIATE ANY THOUGHTS YOU HAVE ON THIS.

7. (U) MEETING WITH AID ON ASSISTANCE TO LOYA JIRGA. WE
MET WITH IO AND AID TO DISCUSS LJ ASSISTANCE. APPRECIATED
POST'S TIMELY CABLE ON THE UN'S NEED FOR LOGISTICAL, OTHER
SUPPORT FOR THE LOYA JIRGA. WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ANY
SUGGESTIONS FROM POST AS TO HOW THE USG MIGHT SUPPORT SOME
OF THESE OBJECTIVES; SPECIFICALLY, POST INSIGHT AS TO HOW
THE UN IS PRESENTLY SECURING AIR/HELO TRANSPORT --WHICH
COMPANIES, DAILY COSTS; SECURING EQUIPMENT --IS THERE AN
EXISTING CONTRACT WITH A PROCUREMENT FIRM IN KABUL OR
PAKISTAN; INFORMATION AS TO OTHER COUNTRIES (BESIDES
GERMANY) BRAHIMI HAS APPROACHED OR WHO MIGHT BE WILLING TO
ASSIST. WE ARE CONSIDERING PROPOSING A DONOR MEETING,

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POSSIBLY IN NEW YORK TO COMPARE NOTES WITH OTHERS AND
SHARE THE FINANCIAL BURDEN.

8. (U) MINIMIZE CONSIDERED.

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