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09JAKARTA1528 2009-09-14 11:03:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Jakarta
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COUNTERTERRORISM -- PROPOSAL FOR ADDITIONAL USG

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					  C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 JAKARTA 001528 

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DEPT FOR EAP, EAP/MTS, EAP/MLS, EAP/RSP, PM/PPA, PM, S/CT
NSC FOR J. BADER, D. WALTON

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/14/2019
TAGS: PREL PGOV PTER ASEC ID
SUBJECT: COUNTERTERRORISM -- PROPOSAL FOR ADDITIONAL USG
INVOLVEMENT IN KEY LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER

REF: A. JAKARTA 1487

B. JAKARTA 1470

C. JAKARTA 204

Classified By: Pol/C Joseph L. Novak, reasons 1.4(b+d).



1. (U) This is an Action Request. Please see para 8.



2. (C) SUMMARY: The Indonesian and Australian co-directors
of the joint Jakarta Center for Law Enforcement Cooperation
(JCLEC) told Pol/C on September 9 that they strongly support
enhanced USG involvement in the Center's counterterrorism
activities. They proposed that the U.S. conduct a December
2009 "big picture" training module for senior GOI officials
using the Center. The coordinated Australian-Indonesian push
comes on the heels of similar appeals made recently to senior
USG officials. Mission strongly supports the initiative as
an opportunity to reinforce USG-GOI Partnership priorities
and also to further regional CT links with Australia. END
SUMMARY.

MEETING IN CENTRAL JAVA



3. (C) Indonesia and Australia want further USG involvement
in a key law enforcement training center. During a meeting
with Pol/C on September 9 in Semarang, Central Java, JCLEC
Indonesian Chair Brigadier General Aloysius Mudjiono and
Australian Federal Police (AFP) Agent Don Craill stated that
the GOI has expressed interest in learning more about U.S.
counterterrorism systems. (Note: Despite its name, the
JCLEC facility is located in Semarang, the capital of Central
Java; Central Java is considered the Indonesian province with
the most serious terrorist-related problems.) They noted
that this interest is framed by recent Indonesian discussions
regarding the organization of its own CT entities and system,
especially given the recent push to expand the Indonesian
military's (TNI) role in counterterrorism activities (ref b).
This debate has increased in tempo since the July 17
terrorist bombings in Jakarta.



4. (C) In light of this, Mudjiono and Craill asked whether
the USG would consider sponsoring a three-day training module
at JCLEC in early or mid-December 2009. They suggested the
module be "big picture" and focus on the USG approach to CT
efforts. Such a module might include threat perception,
organization, and response segments. They envisioned that
the training would involve 20 or so senior GOI officials.
JCLEC is willing to provide a cost estimate for the training.

COORDINATED AUSTRALIAN-INDONESIAN PUSH



5. (C) There has been a coordinated push for enhanced USG
involvement in JCLEC recently. Further USG use of the
facility was the first topic raised by Aris Munandar, Deputy
Director for Counterterrorism of the Foreign Affairs (DEPLU)
Directorate of International Security and Disarmament, during
his August 28 meeting with S/CT Deputy Shari Villarosa (ref
a). Australian Deputy Chief of Mission Paul Robilliard also
raised the matter in a meeting with the DCM on September 9.
He asked that the USG consider increasing its use of the
facility for training purposes, noting that the Center would
be flexible re USG priorities.



6. (C) The USG has successfully conducted anti-terrorism
classes and conferences at JCLEC in the past, but a regularly
full JCLEC calendar has been problematic for scheduling
purposes. Since 2006, the U.S. Embassy has supported annual
counterterrorism training course at JCLEC (ref c) and a
proposal for a February 2010 training session is in draft.
Diplomatic Security's Anti-Terrorism Assistance program has
conducted training activities at JCLEC in the past (this is
in addition to training conducted at DS/ATA,s own training
center at Megamendung, West Java).



7. (C) JCLEC is an excellent venue for classroom training
and conferences. However, JCLEC does not possess the
facilities needed to implement hands-on CT training exercises
for police, such as firing ranges, explosives demonstration
sites, etc. In addition, use of the facility for some
technical USG activities has to be scheduled as far out as

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six months in advance depending upon the time of year, and
USG agencies have sometimes been thwarted in attempts to
schedule training.

ACTION REQUEST



8. (C) Mission requests that S/CT provide guidance as to
whether the December training module, as outlined by the
training center's co-directors, could be funded as part of
USG efforts to provide training to GOI law enforcement
officials and thus build capacity. Mission strongly supports
this initiative as an opportunity to reinforce USG-GOI
Partnership priorities and also to further regional CT links
with Australia. Despite the problems reviewed above re use
of the facility, we believe that Indonesia and Australia are
now trying to be as flexible as possible and, as a matter of
sound diplomacy, we should take them up on this offer if at
all possible.

FURTHER BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON JCLEC



9. (SBU) The Jakarta Center for Law Enforcement Cooperation
(JCLEC) was established in 2004 and is housed in the
Indonesian National Police Academy in Semarang, Central Java.
It was founded in reaction to Indonesia's terrorist problem
and specifically in the wake of the October 2002 Bali
bombings which killed 202 people, including many Australian
nationals. The Australian government has committed funds of
around USD 35 million to the Center through 2009 and has
dedicated Australian Federal Police officers permanently
assigned to the facility. The Center's focus is to provide
regional governments in Asia with the opportunity to request
operational support to address terrorism activities and other
transnational crimes. The JCLEC Board of Patrons includes
senior GOI law enforcement and CT officials, including the
Head of the Indonesian National Police and the DEPLU Director
for Counterterrorism.

OSIUS