Viewing cable 05MUSCAT1186
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 07/27/2005

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05MUSCAT11862005-07-27 12:09:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 001186 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NOFORN 
 
DEPT FOR DS/IP/NEA, DS/IP/ITA, NEA/ARPI, NEA/EX 
DEPT ALSO FOR DS/DSS/OSAC, DS/DSS/CC, CA/OCS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 1.6X1 
TAGS: AEMR ASEC AMGT PTER CASC KHLS MU EAC
SUBJECT: EMBASSY MUSCAT EAC - 07/27/2005 
 
REF: A. MUSCAT 1167 
     ¶B. TDX-315/42583-05 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Richard L. Baltimore III. 
Reason: 1.4(c). 
 
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Summary 
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¶1.  (SBU)  The Ambassador chaired a meeting of the core 
Emergency Action Committee (EAC) on July 27 to review the 
Embassy's security posture prior to the local weekend. 
Members noted no substantive changes in the local security 
environment since the last meeting.  Accordingly, the EAC 
agreed that the Embassy's already heightened security posture 
and force protection condition (FPCON) remain appropriate. 
End Summary. 
 
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Security Environment 
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¶2.  (S/NF)  On July 27, the Ambassador chaired a meeting of 
the core EAC to review the Embassy's security posture prior 
to the local weekend.  The meeting opened with a discussion 
of the local security situation, which the EAC continued to 
characterize as stable.  RMAS went on to lead a discourse on 
two separate streams of recent Gulf-wide threat reporting and 
their possible relationship to Oman (reference B).  The EAC 
did not, however, note new specific threat information. 
 
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Upcoming Events 
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¶3.  (SBU)  In conjunction with a review of community events, 
DAO raised the approaching visits of the USAV LTG William B. 
Bunker to the Port of Salalah on August 5, and the USS Hawes 
(FFG-53) to Port Sultan Qaboos from August 13-16.  Force 
protection and security for the ship visits is being 
coordinated directly with the Royal Oman Police (Coast Guard) 
by DAO and NCIS personnel. 
 
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Sustained Vigilance 
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¶4.  (SBU)  Prior to concluding the meeting, RSO reiterated 
that, despite the relative calm, members of the EAC must 
continue reinforcing to both their staffs and family members 
the need for vigilance regarding all aspects of personal 
security - to include maintaining a low profile, and 
remaining unpredictable and situationally aware.  RSO further 
re-emphasized the importance of immediately reporting all 
suspicious activity or security-related incidents to Post One. 
 
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EAC Conclusion 
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¶5.  (S/NF)  Having carefully considered recent threat 
reporting, the EAC concluded that there have been no 
substantive changes in the local security environment since 
the last meeting, held on July 23 (reftel A), and that the 
Embassy's already heightened security posture and FPCON 
remain appropriate.  Embassy Muscat remains acutely aware of 
the need to monitor both the regional and local security and 
threat environments, and is prepared to take the necessary 
countermeasures should changes to either occur.  AMB, P/E 
(Duty Officer), A/MGT, RSO, ARSO, RMAS, PAO, DAO, OMC (USDR), 
and ECA (USCENTAF) participated in the meeting. 
BALTIMORE