US embassy cable - 00STATE228859

HEIGHTENED SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. MILITARY SHIPS/AIRCRAFT

Identifier: 00STATE228859
Wikileaks: View 00STATE228859 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Secretary of State
Created: 2000-12-01 21:42:00
Classification: SECRET
Tags: ASEC MOPS PINR
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
O 012142Z DEC 00
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS IMMEDIATE
SPECIAL EMBASSY PROGRAM IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY FREETOWN IMMEDIATE 
USOFFICE PRISTINA IMMEDIATE 
INFO CIA WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9698
JOINT STAFF WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9430
SECDEF WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3819
NSC WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1632
SECNAVY WASHDC IMMEDIATE
USCINCTRANS SCOTT AFB FL IMMEDIATE
USCINCPAC HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
CINCUSACOM NORFOLK VA IMMEDIATE
USCINCSOC MACDILL AFB FL IMMEDIATE
USCINCEUR VAIHINGEN GE IMMEDIATE
USCINCSO MIAMI FL IMMEDIATE
USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL IMMEDIATE
XMT AMCONSUL AUCKLAND
AMCONSUL DURBAN
AMEMBASSY KOROR
AMCONSUL STRASBOURG
AMCONSUL JOHANNESBURG
AMCONSUL THESSALONIKI
AMEMBASSY BELGRADE
S E C R E T STATE 228859 
 
SIPDIS 
 
FOR COMS, RSOS AND DATTS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/30/2010 
TAGS: ASEC, MOPS, PINR 
SUBJECT: HEIGHTENED SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. 
MILITARY SHIPS/AIRCRAFT 
 
1. (U) CLASSIFIED BY PM A/S ERIC D. NEWSOM. REASON 1.5 
(B/D). THIS IS AN ACTION CABLE THAT HAS BEEN CLEARED BY 
M/P FOR SEP POSTS.  PLEASE SEE PARA FOUR BELOW. 
 
2.  (S) INTELLIGENCE REPORTS INDICATE THAT TERRORIST 
ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING POSSIBLE ATTACKS ON U.S. INTERESTS, 
MAY INCREASE DURING THE MONTH OF RAMADAN. POSSIBLE TARGETS 
COULD INCLUDE U.S. NAVY SHIPS EITHER INPORT OR TRANSITING 
RESTRICTIVE CHOKE POINTS, AND USG AIRCRAFT. 
 
3.  (S) ALTHOUGH MILITARY COMMANDERS HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE 
HEIGHTENED THREAT CONDITIONS IN MANY AREAS OF THE WORLD, 
WE MUST ALSO COORDINATE WITH THE HOST NATIONS THAT OUR 
SHIPS AND PLANES VISIT OR TRANSIT TO ENSURE THEIR 
GOVERNMENTS ARE ALSO AWARE OF THE HEIGHTENED THREAT 
SITUATION AND TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO INCREASE SECURITY 
TO ASSIST IN THE PROTECTION OF U.S. FORCES.  THE VAST 
MAJORITY OF THE SECURITY RESPONSIBILITY FOR VISITING SHIPS 
AND AIRCRAFT RESTS WITH HOST NATIONS. 
 
4.  (S) ACTION REQUEST: POSTS SHOULD COORDINATE WITH 
APPROPRIATE HOST NATION OFFICIALS AND EXPLAIN OUR CONCERNS 
ABOUT THE INCREASED POSSIBILITY OF TERRORIST ATTACKS 
DURING RAMADAN AND, WHERE APPROPRIATE, TO REQUEST ENHANCED 
SECURITY PROTECTION AND, AT THE SAME TIME, TO UNDERSCORE 
OUR CONCERN THAT ENHANCED SECURITY MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THE 
FORESEABLE FUTURE.  DEPARTMENT REQUESTS POSTS IN COUNTRIES 
WHICH EITHER ARE OR COULD BE PORTS OF CALL FOR U.S. SHIPS 
OR AIRCRAFT BOTH TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL SECURITY PROTECTION 
AND TO ASSESS AND REPORT ON THE ADDITIONAL SECURITY 
EFFORTS THAT HOST NATIONS HAVE PUT IN PLACE TO ADDRESS THE 
HEIGHTENED THREAT. 
 
5.  (U) MINIMIZE CONSIDERED. 
TALBOTT 

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