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III. DOS Foreign Policy Objectives -- South Asia Region


Foreign Military Training: Joint Report to Congress, Fiscal Years 2003 and 2004
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
June 2004
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Afghanistan

  

FY 2003

FY 2004

Type of Activity

Number of
Students
Trained

Dollar
Value

Number of
Projected
Students

Dollar
Value

CTFP

151

$246,469

20

$400,000

IMET

5

$156,131

20

$555,604

Misc DOD/DOS Non-SA

4887

$11,200,000

741

$1,400,000

Regional Centers

11

$66,378

73

$529,788

TOTAL

5054

$11,668,978

854

$2,885,392


The OEF Coalition has successfully destroyed the Al Qaida infrastructure and Taliban regime in Afghanistan. An important goal of the U.S. military and diplomatic presence in Afghanistan is to set the conditions that will permit the new government in Afghanistan to establish a secure and stable environment that will prevent Afghanistan from again becoming the host for terrorist organizations and operations. Key in this endeavor is the establishment of an Afghan National Army (ANA) that is truly representative of the population, subject to central civilian authority and supportive of human rights, rule of law and democracy. The ANA will be capable of protecting the newly elected government of Afghanistan from internal threats and ensuring regime survivability beyond scheduled June 2004 elections.

A stable and secure Afghanistan is also important for regional security. A strong military to support the central government will prevent dissension, regional rifts and ethnic feuds that have often spilled over Afghanistan's borders to neighboring countries. A weak security sector could re-ignite support for the Taliban and reinvigorate al Qaida support along the Afghan-Pakistan border. This would have a significant impact on the Pakistan government's (GOP) efforts to uproot fundamentalism along the Afghan border. GOPs failure in this endeavor could have serious repercussions on stability in Kashmir and Indo-Pak tensions. Likewise, a weak central authority in Kabul will embolden poppy growers and narcotics smugglers. This scourge impacts on all of Afghanistan's neighbors and is a significant trans-national threat to the region. A long-term and well-rounded program to build and train the ANA is essential to the USG's objects in Afghanistan and the region.

To achieve long-term stability in Afghanistan, U.S., UK and French forces have begun training and equipping the ANA. Thirteen battalions (5,850 personnel) have completed basic training and have begun sustainment training. Embedded trainers for all battalions are planned for the near future. Brigade headquarters will be formed in the near future and there are plans to reform and provide trainers to the MoD and General Staff. The ANA program will continue to train light infantry battalions through mid-2004, and start training for Combat Support (CS) and Combat Service Support (CSS) units. The goal is to have a strong Central Corps of fifteen battalions (9500 personnel) and appropriate CSS elements in place prior to the Afghanistan's June 2004 elections.

The IMET program is an integral part of the long-term ANA training program. We have provided sufficient funds for English language labs, their installation and mobile training teams (MTTs), which should be sufficient to develop the ANA's English language program. MTTs also provide training on military equipment. Eleven Afghan officers recently participated in the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center Regional Seminar. Additionally, the ANA has an officer at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. All language labs were installed in spring 2003, and the first English language instructor deployed on March 24, 2003. For the immediate future, most of the ANA training needs will be met by FMF-funded MTTs. However, the IMET program will continue to grow as the capacity of the ANA allows for increased participation in CONUS-based classes and as an integral part of our efforts to introduce military leadership to civilian control, a professional military ethos and recognition of internationally accepted human rights.

The Afghan military plays a vital role to deter and reduce transnational terrorism threat and drug-trafficking activities that have plagued the country following the Soviet invasion in 1979. The Counter Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) directly supports U.S. strategic objectives by providing the ANA the military training necessary to maintain country's sovereignty in its fight against terrorism. Current emphasis, on developing organic English Language training capabilities, will enable the ANA to spend less on language training in the U.S. and more on formal courses that will improve ANA's interoperability with U.S. forces and increase their participation in other future CTFP opportunities. CTFP promotes future U.S.-ANA interoperability necessary to prosecuting the war on terrorism in the South Asia region.

The President has waived the prohibition, in � 2007 of the American Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002 (22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.), of the provision of military assistance to Afghanistan, a State Party to the Rome Statute, for as long as it is party to an Article 98 agreement with the United States.

Bangladesh

  

FY 2003

FY 2004

Type of Activity

Number of
Students
Trained

Dollar
Value

Number of
Projected
Students

Dollar
Value

ALP

3

$23,287

1

$13,582

CTFP

3

$60,713

10

$200,000

IMET

108

$686,610

76

$1,005,352

Misc DOD/DOS Non-SA

106

$80,000

0

$0

Non-SA, Combatant Command

80

$473,896

0

$0

PME Exchanges

7

$76,839

0

$0

Regional Centers

35

$348,138

35

$253,050

TOTAL

342

$1,749,483

122

$1,471,984


The country team's first priority is combating terrorism. Primary U.S. interests in Bangladesh are economic prosperity and democracy. Sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction will maximize benefits for U.S. companies and decrease reliance on external assistance. Greater respect for human rights and the rule of law, curbing corruption and the strengthening of democratic institutions are essential to ensuring political stability and are basic foundations of economic growth. Other U.S. interests include environmental concerns, fighting the trafficking of women and children and combating piracy.

IMET funds are used to facilitate U.S. military-to-military professional contacts and assist in training exercises. Development of an apolitical, professional military contributes to political stability and allows for increased participation in peacekeeping exercises. Specifically, Bangladesh uses its IMET funding to send students to the Army, Air Force and Navy Command and Staff Colleges, the Army War College, the National Defense University and various other officer training courses. These opportunities promote the U.S. goals of peaceful relations with other states and respect for human dignity, and increase the Bangladeshi officer corps' familiarity with U.S. values and military practices. Additionally, Bangladesh improves its interoperability with U.S. forces through IMET-funded specialized English language training. Bangladeshi military personnel also take part in courses on military law, medical training, logistics and maintenance, all of which enhance their value as future peacekeeping participants.

The U.S. welcomes Bangladeshi participation in executive courses at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) and at the National Defense University's (NDU) Near East-South Asia (NESA) Center for Security Studies, designed to focus on the non-warfighting aspects of security and international relations. This is an effective means of strengthening defense ties with Bangladesh. The executive courses increase awareness and understanding of U.S. policies, leading to increased trust, transparency and confidence. The courses also allow U.S. officers to build lasting relationships with their counterparts from Bangladesh. The U.S. proposes continued Bangladeshi participation in Asia-Pacific Center and the NESA Center executive courses in FY 2004, as well.

The Counter Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) is providing important training and education to assist Bangladesh in integrating its interagency approach to combating terrorism. This program brings together counterparts from different countries and agencies across the counter terrorism (CT) spectrum. Through this cross-fertilization, Bangladesh is building a more comprehensive approach to addressing its particular concerns in combating terrorism; other countries in the region are gaining an understanding of the challenges, successes and failures of CT efforts in Bangladesh; and the U.S. is building Bangladesh's long-term CT capacity.

As of the publication date of this report, Bangladesh is not a State Party to the Rome Statute; therefore, it is not prohibited by � 2007of the American Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002 (22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.) from receiving military assistance.

Bhutan

  

FY 2003

FY 2004

Type of Activity

Number of
Students
Trained

Dollar
Value

Number of
Projected
Students

Dollar
Value

Regional Centers

5

$66,404

3

$36,088

TOTAL

5

$66,404

3

$36,088


Bhutan is a very small country. While Bhutan and the U.S. do not have formal diplomatic relations, the relationship is modest yet cordial. Traditionally an absolute monarchy, it is undergoing gradual transition to a constitutional monarchy. The Bhutanese army has been actively involved in trying to limit the activities of the Indian insurgents within Bhutan. The Bhutanese government has repeatedly asked the rebels to leave. In 2001 and 2002, some camps were disbanded yet the Bhutanese government finds itself facing an increased number of insurgents within its border in 2003. The Bhutanese Army conducted military operations against insurgents beginning in December 2003.

There are approximately 8000 members of the Bhutan army - no navy or air force. We have no IMET program, but officers from Bhutan have begun to make use of courses at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS). It is in the U.S. interest to encourage Bhutan's transition to democracy, to help its military forces attain the ability to control the nation's borders and to encourage military professionalism and respect for human rights. Participating in seminars at the APCSS helps promote these goals.

As of the publication date of this report, Bhutan is not a State Party to the Rome Statute; therefore, it is not prohibited by � 2007 of the American Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002 (22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.) from receiving military assistance.

India

  

FY 2003

FY 2004

Type of Activity

Number of
Students
Trained

Dollar
Value

Number of
Projected
Students

Dollar
Value

CTFP

0

$0

10

$200,000

FMS

17

$1,630

0

$0

IMET

53

$1,501,963

101

$1,890,677

Misc DOD/DOS Non-SA

98

$259,805

0

$0

Non-SA, Combatant Command

80

$453,019

0

$0

PME Exchanges

2

$20,050

0

$0

Regional Centers

53

$363,148

39

$276,927

TOTAL

303

$2,599,615

150

$2,367,604


India is the world's second most populous nation and the predominant military power in South Asia and the Indian Ocean. The Indian Government was among the first in the world to offer unstinting support to the Global War on Terrorism after the September 11 attacks. It remains a firm supporter, as evidenced by its decision to send naval escort vessels to the Strait of Malacca, where they helped to protect high value shipping. India faces serious terrorist challenges of its own, in part from groups aligned with those we have been fighting in Afghanistan. In May 2002, a terrorist attack against military family housing in Kashmir heightened tension between India and Pakistan. An attack against a Hindu temple in September also caused numerous civilian casualties. The U.S. and India continue to work closely together in the fight against terrorism, as evidenced by two meetings in 2002 of the Indo-U.S. Joint Working Group on Counterterrorism. The Indo-U.S. commercial relationship has been growing steadily also, as has the bilateral diplomatic relationship.

President Bush's September 2001 decision to waive sanctions imposed on India following the May 1998 nuclear tests opened the way for full resumption of defense cooperation. The signing in January 2002 of a General Security of Military Information Agreement underscored the commitment of both governments to furthering cooperation in this sphere, as did visits to India by Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and to the U.S. by Defense Minister Fernandes. In January 2004, President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee announced the "next steps in the U.S.-India strategic partnership," an initiative to advance cooperation in several civilian and military areas. The U.S. continues to urge India to adhere to global nonproliferation norms and stem a South Asian arms race.

IMET funds are used to facilitate U.S. military-to-military professional contacts and assist in training exercises. India has used IMET funding to send students to the Army, Air Force and Navy Command and Staff Colleges, the Army, Navy and Air War Colleges and various other officer-training courses. These opportunities promote the U.S. goals of stability and democracy, and increase the Indian officer corps' familiarity with U.S. values and military practices. Indian military personnel also take part in courses on medical training, logistics and maintenance, all of which enhance their value as future peacekeeping participants.

As a means of strengthening defense ties with India, the U.S. and India held four joint exercises, including several in India where U.S. forces participated, and in the U.S., where Indian forces took part. The U.S. welcomed continued Indian participation in FY 2003 at both the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) and at the National Defense University's (NDU) Near East-South Asia (NESA) Center for Security Studies executive courses, which are designed to focus on the non-warfighting aspects of security and international relations. The executive courses increase awareness and understanding of U.S. policies, which leads to increased trust, transparency and confidence. The courses also allow U.S. officers to build lasting relationships with their counterparts from India. The U.S. proposes Indian participation at these executive courses in FY 2004, as well.

The Counter Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) is providing important training and education to assist India in integrating its interagency approach to combating terrorism. This program brings together counterparts from different countries and agencies across the counter terrorism (CT) spectrum. Through this cross-fertilization, India is building a more comprehensive approach to addressing its particular concerns in combating terrorism; other countries in the region are gaining an understanding of the challenges, successes and failures of CT efforts in India; and the U.S. is building India's long-term CT capacity.

As of the publication date of this report, India is not a State Party to the Rome Statute; therefore, it is not prohibited by � 2007 of the American Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002 (22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.) from receiving military assistance.

Maldives

  

FY 2003

FY 2004

Type of Activity

Number of
Students
Trained

Dollar
Value

Number of
Projected
Students

Dollar
Value

IMET

10

$135,179

14

$192,222

Regional Centers

8

$72,492

17

$65,889

Service Academies

1

$50,085

0

$0

TOTAL

19

$257,756

31

$258,111


The Maldives provides important access for U.S. vessels and allows aircraft transit rights in its airspace. This moderate Muslim nation provided airport access during Operation Desert Storm, and offered to do so again during Operation Enduring Freedom. It is in the U.S. national security interest to maintain stability in this small island nation by strengthening its democratic institutions. The USG is also working with the Maldivian Government to coordinate policies in international organizations, especially on such issues of shared interest as global warming, drug trafficking, nonproliferation and international crime and terrorism. Because the U.S. has no resident Mission in Maldives, the U.S. will continue to pursue its national interests there through regular diplomatic exchanges managed by the U.S. Embassy in Colombo, through the IMET program and through Regional Democracy Fund programs.

U.S.-funded training facilitates U.S. military-to-military professional contacts and assists in training exercises. Development of an apolitical, professional military contributes to political stability and allows for increased participation in peacekeeping exercises. The Maldives uses its IMET funding to send students to the infantry basic course, information management training and various other officers and technical training courses. These opportunities promote the U.S. goals of enhancing stability and democracy, and increase the Maldivian officer corps' familiarity with U.S. values and military practices. Maldivian military personnel also take part in courses on maintenance and instructor training, all of which enhance their value as future peacekeeping participants.

The U.S. welcomed continued Maldive participation in FY 2003 at both the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) and at the National Defense University's (NDU) Near East-South Asia (NESA) Center for Security Studies executive courses, which are designed to focus on the non-warfighting aspects of security and international relations. These executive courses increase awareness and understanding of U.S. policies, which leads to increased trust, transparency and confidence. The courses also allow U.S. officers to build lasting relationships with their counterparts from the Maldives. Continued Maldive participation in these executive courses is expected during FY 2004, as well.

As of the publication date of this report, the Maldives is not a State Party to the Rome Statute; therefore, it is not prohibited by � 2007 of the American Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002 (22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.) from receiving military assistance.

Nepal

  

FY 2003

FY 2004

Type of Activity

Number of
Students
Trained

Dollar
Value

Number of
Projected
Students

Dollar
Value

CTFP

2

$50,448

10

$200,000

FMF

2

$37,112

0

$0

FMS

0

$0

30

$950,000

IMET

63

$420,988

112

$604,224

Misc DOD/DOS Non-SA

346

$135,500

0

$0

Non-SA, Combatant Command

400

$868,838

0

$0

Regional Centers

25

$200,233

28

$154,050

TOTAL

838

$1,713,119

180

$1,908,274


Nepal is a small, poor country, friendly to the United States, wedged between two vastly larger neighbors. We desire a stable, democratic and prosperous Nepal in order to maintain stability in the region, ensure security for resident and visiting Americans and enable Nepal to continue to be a major troop contributor to UN peacekeeping missions.

Nepal's 12-year old democracy is challenged by a Maoist insurgency that seeks to replace the multi-party democracy and constitutional monarchy with a Maoist dictatorship. The eight-year-old insurgency has grown increasingly violent and destructive and in November 2001 expanded its attacks on government facilities to include military installations. The Royal Nepal Army (RNA) is now fully deployed against the Maoists. Our military training programs are part of a multi-track program of economic and security assistance to Nepal that includes, among other things, the provision of equipment to improve the Army's ability to address the Maoist military threat. U.S. training and equipment have made a significant contribution in a relatively short time to increasing the effectiveness of the RNA.

Nepal uses IMET funding to send students to various officer training courses that provide professional military education (PME) as well as familiarize the Nepali officer corps with U.S. values and military practices. The courses provide the opportunity for military-to-military professional contacts, and facilitate cooperation on training exercises and in peacekeeping operations. We have specifically tailored our IMET program to address the most pressing needs of the RNA with respect to quelling the Maoist insurgency. Additionally, these courses reinforce our FMF-funded training efforts. Nepali military personnel take courses on civil affairs, infantry, ranger, and special forces training, with a special emphasis on human rights, which significantly enhance their capabilities as peacekeepers and in maintaining domestic stability.

The Counter Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) is providing important training and education to assist Nepal in integrating its interagency approach to combating terrorism. This program brings together counterparts from different countries and agencies across the counter terrorism (CT) spectrum. Through this cross-fertilization, Nepal is building a more comprehensive approach to addressing its particular concerns in combating terrorism; other countries in the region are gaining an understanding of the challenges, successes and failures of CT efforts in Nepal; and the U.S. is building Nepal's long-term CT capacity.

Enhanced International Peacekeeping Capabilities (EIPC) funding has focused on equipment necessary for training in the past. The RNA continues to participate in peacekeeping operations (PKO) even though it is stretched thin with the domestic operations. The Peacekeeping Training Center established in Panchkal provided excellent predeployment training for units participating in upcoming PKOs. We have requested additional funding through EIPC to improve the RNA Peacekeeping Training Center's capacity and quality of instruction.

As a means of strengthening defense ties with Nepal, the U.S. welcomed Nepali participation at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) and at the National Defense University's (NDU) Near East-South Asia (NESA) Center for Security Studies executive courses, which are designed to focus on the non-warfighting aspects of security and international relations. These executive courses increase awareness and understanding of U.S. policies, which lead to increased trust, transparency and confidence. The courses also allow U.S. officers to build lasting relationships with their counterparts from Nepal. The U.S. proposes increased Nepali participation in Asia-Pacific Center executive courses in FY 2004 and beyond, as well as continuing to fund students to attend the Near East-South Asia Center and other institutions.

As of the publication date of this report, Nepal is not a State Party to the Rome Statute; therefore, it is not prohibited by � 2007 of the American Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002 (22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.) from receiving military assistance.

Pakistan

  

FY 2003

FY 2004

Type of Activity

Number of
Students
Trained

Dollar
Value

Number of
Projected
Students

Dollar
Value

ALP

0

$0

2

$17,537

CTFP

12

$671,811

20

$400,000

FMF

126

$3,946,164

24

$781,770

IMET

113

$1,296,808

118

$1,808,167

Regional Centers

61

$346,956

40

$289,774

Section 1004

0

$0

50

$100,000

Service Academies

3

$154,365

0

$0

TOTAL

315

$6,416,104

254

$3,397,248


Continued strong support from Pakistan's military in fighting the Global War on Terrorism, promoting stability in nuclear-armed South Asia and advancing Pakistani political and economic reforms are all priority U.S. foreign policy interests. None can be achieved without the support of the Pakistani military, which has and will retain broad political influence in Pakistan, -- even after the transition to civilian rule in October 2002. Pakistan's support to Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) remains crucial to rooting out terrorists operating in Pakistan's border areas with Afghanistan. Pakistan also is playing a key role in Afghanistan's reconstruction process. For democratization and economic growth to take root, the military must also become more open to transparency and accountability in budgeting and civilian decision-making. Pakistan's IMET program was renewed in October 2001 after section 508 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act sanctions against Pakistan were waived. IMET funding increases opportunities for military-to-military professional contact. A portion of IMET is earmarked for E-IMET courses taught by the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS), though specific training has yet to be determined.

The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) and the National Defense University's (NDU) Near East-South Asia (NESA) Center for Security Studies executive courses continue to emphasize the non-warfighting aspects of security and international relations. These courses increase awareness and understanding of U.S. policies, which leads to increased trust, transparency and confidence. The courses also allow U.S. officers to build relationships with counterparts from Pakistan that will extend to the post-military government era.

The U.S. has vital interests in Pakistan, a key ally in the war on terrorism. A supporter of U.S. efforts since the beginning of the war, Pakistan's efforts continue to expand. The U.S. military benefits from transit rights over Pakistani territory, the use of certain bases and facilities, and shared intelligence. The majority of high-level terrorists captured in the past year were caught by Pakistan. The Pakistan Counter Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) supports current efforts in the war on terrorism by educating officers directly involved in counter terrorism (CT), thus allowing the country to develop policy and plans that support coalition efforts. Due to sanctions in place for a ten-year period, Pakistan's military was denied training in the U.S. and exposure to U.S. military doctrine, relationships, and culture. Through CTFP, the Pakistanis will gain the necessary tools and capabilities to improve not only their CT abilities, but also their military as a whole.

As of the publication date of this report, Pakistan is not a State Party to the Rome Statute; therefore, it is not prohibited by � 2007 of the American Servicemembers' Protection Act from receiving military assistance.

Sri Lanka

  

FY 2003

FY 2004

Type of Activity

Number of
Students
Trained

Dollar
Value

Number of
Projected
Students

Dollar
Value

CTFP

1

$12,000

10

$200,000

IMET

16

$398,200

13

$557,761

Misc DOD/DOS Non-SA

239

$57,000

112

$2,723

Non-SA, Combatant Command

426

$535,796

0

$0

Regional Centers

34

$327,867

36

$257,939

Service Academies

4

$214,505

0

$0

TOTAL

720

$1,545,368

171

$1,018,423


Sri Lanka has a long tradition of vigorous democracy. It was the first country in the region to liberalize its economy and has impressive social indicators. Sri Lanka is a strategically located island in the Indian Ocean, which if its peace process progresses, could serve as an anchor of stability in the troubled South Asian region. Our top priority remains, as before, the protection of the lives, rights and property of American citizens. The ceasefire and the subsequent drop in violence and relaxation of restrictions on movement have greatly reduced the risk of travel to Sri Lanka. Other U.S. interests in Sri Lanka are strengthening democratic institutions, increasing respect for human rights, improving U.S.-Sri Lankan economic ties and cooperation and enhancing regional stability. The United States and Sri Lanka also share interests in environmental protection and the suppression of international terrorism. Sri Lanka has been completely cooperative in allowing passage through airspace, husbanding of ships and aircraft and supporting operational missions such as Desert Storm, Desert Shield and more recently, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).

Training included funds to facilitate U.S. military-to-military professional contacts and assist in training exercises. Development of an apolitical, professional military contributes to political stability and allows for increased participation in peacekeeping exercises. Specifically, Sri Lanka uses its IMET funding to send students to the Army, Air Force and Navy Command and Staff Colleges and various officer-training courses. These opportunities promote the U.S. goals of enhancing stability and democracy, and increase the Sri Lankan officer corps' familiarity with U.S. values and military practices. Sri Lanka improves interoperability with U.S. forces through IMET-funded specialized English language training. Three U.S. Department of Defense assessment teams looked at Sri Lanka's military from top-to-bottom in 2002 and recommended increases in IMET funding for professional schools and Mobile Training Teams (MTTs). Sri Lankan military personnel currently take part in career courses for field artillery, signal and intelligence, all of which enhance their value as future peacekeeping participants and increase professionalism within the force.

The Counter Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) is providing important training and education to assist Sri Lanka in integrating its interagency approach to combating terrorism. This program brings together counterparts from different countries and agencies across the counter terrorism (CT) spectrum. Through this cross-fertilization, Sri Lanka is building a more comprehensive approach to addressing its particular concerns in combating terrorism; other countries in the region are gaining an understanding of the challenges, successes and failures of CT efforts in Sri Lanka; and the U.S. is building Sri Lanka's long-term CT capacity.

The U.S. welcomed continued Sri Lankan participation in FY 2003 at both the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) and at the National Defense University's (NDU) Near East-South Asia (NESA) Center for Security Studies executive courses, which are designed to focus on the non-warfighting aspects of security and international relations. These executive courses increase awareness and understanding of U.S. policies, which leads to increased trust, transparency and confidence. The courses also allow U.S. officers to build lasting relationships with their counterparts from the Maldives. Continued Sri Lakan participation in these executive courses is expected during FY04, as well.

As of the publication date of this report, Sri Lanka is not a State Party to the Rome Statute; therefore, it is not prohibited by � 2007 of the American Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002 (22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.) from receiving military assistance.




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