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09PESHAWAR123 2009-06-08 09:12:00 SECRET Consulate Peshawar
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POST CONVENES EAC ON 06/08/2009

Tags:   AMGT ASEC MOPS PK PTER 
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DEPT FOR: DS/IP/SCA; S/CT; DS/EX; DS/TIA/ITA

E.O. 12958: DECL: 6/8/2019
TAGS: AMGT ASEC MOPS PK PTER
SUBJECT: POST CONVENES EAC ON 06/08/2009

REF: TD-314/036294-09; TD-314/035973-09


CLASSIFIED BY: David J. Hazarian, Regional Security Officer,
RSO, State.
REASON: 1.4 (c), (d)




1. (S//NF) Post convened an Emergency Action Committee meeting
at 1100(local) on June 8, 2009 to review post's security posture
in light of specific, credible threat information targeting
Consulate personnel. PO, RSO, RAO, ODRP/101st, ODRP/SOCCE,
USAID, IPC, MGT, POL, CONS, PAS, and NAS
attended the meeting.



2. (S//NF) Post convened an Emergency Action Committee meeting
on June 8, 2009 to review ongoing specific, credible threat
information where militants plan on carrying out suicide attacks
targeting the residential housing cluster in University Town and
Consulate personnel, particularly in light of Pakistani military
operations in the Swat area as well as possible military action
in the Waziristans. The EAC assessed the threat of an attack
against the residential housing cluster and Consulate personnel
to have a high degree of credibility. The EAC agreed to keep
mission critical movements to a minimum with some staff
occasionally working from home or on standby. The EAC in
coordination with Embassy Islamabad determined that the threat
was covered by the mission's existing travel warning. RSO
Peshawar briefed the EAC on emergency action procedures should
an attack occur. However, should an attack occur, the dispersed
nature of Consulate compound facilities and lack of adequate
safe haven facilities at the Consulate, and residences
exacerbates the risk to Consulate personnel.



3. (S//NF) RSO and RAO re-stressed that the security situation
remains tenuous and noted that all available measures are being
employed given the level of threat reporting and attacks
witnessed in recent months. Additional support has been
requested and funded and approved but has not yet arrived at
Post. Critical resources approved and funded but have not been
established include secure and reliable Post radio networks (EAC
and EAP), increased personal protection (PRS) capacity,
emergency response teams for the Consulate and Khyber Club
facilities, additional FAVs, consolidated housing and extensive
residential physical security upgrades. Each resource has been
addressed via cable and/or email correspondence with respective
Department offices. Security resources, including deployed DS
support and pre-existing Post assets, remain strained based on
the security environment and operational demands. Further
reductions in movements remain a priority of RSO and all
available measures including combined shuttles, route and time
variances, reduced work week and work-from-home options have
been recommended and adopted whenever possible.



4. (U) RSO will continue to monitor and report on the security
conditions in the Peshawar area. Point of contact for this
information is RSO Peshawar, David J.Hazarian.

TRACYLM