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03ABUDHABI3510
2003-07-29 06:33:00
SECRET
Embassy Abu Dhabi
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LIFT AND SUSTAIN OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF POLISH

Tags:  MARR MASS PREL TC 
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SECRET

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                            July 29, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 3510 - PRIORITY)        

TAGS:     MARR, MASS, PREL                                       

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  LIFT AND SUSTAIN OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF POLISH       
          STABILIZATION FORCES IN IRAQ                           

Ref:      None                                                   
_________________________________________________________________
S E C R E T        ABU DHABI 03510

SIPDIS
CXABU:
    ACTION: POL 
    INFO:   DCM ECON AMB USLO DAO P/M 

DISSEMINATION: POLM
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: AMB: MMWAHBA
DRAFTED: ECON:OJOHN
CLEARED: DCM:KVANDEVATE, USLO:RSIMM

VZCZCADI682
PP RUEHC RUEHZM RUEKJCS RUCAACC RUEKJCS RHMFISS
DE RUEHAD #3510 2100633
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
P 290633Z JUL 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1060
INFO RUEHZM/GCC COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUCAACC/USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RHMFISS/HQ COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTH BAGHDAD PRIORITY
						S E C R E T ABU DHABI 003510 

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR NEA/ARP
CENTCOM FOR AMBASSADOR LITT
DEFENSE FOR COMPTROLLER D. ZAKHEIM

E.O. 12958: DECL 07/18/13
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL TC
SUBJECT: LIFT AND SUSTAIN OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF POLISH
STABILIZATION FORCES IN IRAQ

REF: State 210590



1. (U) Classified by Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba, for
reasons 1.5 (B) and (D).



2. (S) The Ambassador asked UAE Chief of Staff LT.
General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed (MBZ) whether the
UAE would be able to provide continued "lift" in
support of Iraqi stabilization efforts. MBZ said
that they could not commit, at this time, to
additional support beyond the current operation.
The Ambassador pointed out that, in six months,
forces would rotate out without equipment. He took
the information on board but did not commit the
UAEG to any further support, and told the
Ambassador they would discuss the matter again in
the fall.



3. (S) Comment: The air and sealift support that
the UAEG provided to the Bulgarians took far more
resources from both the UAEG and the mission than
anyone originally anticipated. UAEG airlift and
sealift assets did not match our requirements for
the task. As a result, the UAEG needed to charter
at least 3 aircraft and one ship so far to meet its
commitments. We understand that it will need to
charter additional aircraft to lift the main body.



4. (S) Comment Continued: In addition, the
coordination effort needed between the USG, the
UAEG, and the third country was a major task for
our USLO office here. In fact, USLO sent one
officer to Bulgaria with the UAEG in order to
ensure everything went smoothly. It was a very
successful operation, but the financial and human
resources expended by all sides were considerable.
End Comment.
Wahba