Viewing cable 05MUSCAT565
Title: CENTCOM MASTER PLAN FOR DEFENSE POSTURE

IdentifierCreatedReleasedClassificationOrigin
05MUSCAT5652005-04-06 09:58:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T MUSCAT 000565 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR PM/RSAT, NEA, NEA/ARPI, NEA/RA 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/06/2015 
TAGS: MARR PREL MU
SUBJECT: CENTCOM MASTER PLAN FOR DEFENSE POSTURE 
 
REF: SECSTATE 61450 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Richard L. Baltimore III. 
Reason: 1.4 (a). 
 
(S) The Embassy is well acquainted with the CENTCOM Master 
Plan (ref), having received previous briefings from CENTCOM 
elements.  The Embassy's military and civilian components are 
comfortable with the Master Plan's vision for Oman, with a 
single exception.  In addition to the Masirah and Thumrait 
locations mentioned in the Plan, there are currently 
significant stocks of war reserve materiel (WRM) stored at 
the military/civilian air facility at Seeb (which serves as 
Muscat's international commercial airport).  The Royal Air 
Force of Oman is losing its installation at Seeb as part of a 
planned expansion of the civilian air terminals as of 2007. 
The Sultanate is currently constructing a new, military-only 
air facility in Al Musannah to which some of its Seeb assets 
will be relocated.  There is a distinct possibility that some 
or all of our WRM at Seeb will likewise be relocated to the 
Al Musannah facility once built.  We have requested that 
CENTAF study the feasibility of adding Al Musannah to the 
CENTCOM Master Plan and budgeting appropriately. 
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