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PHOENIX

(ICEX) directive GVN acceptance

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(a) represents for better with this

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in gaining

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All of us delighted

step forward Know you are of actions 2. programs

congratulations

you and your associates. in field coordination

GVN follow-through implied

against

inirastructure

in new organization. ICEX and SIDE

Our under standing in terms (a) Washington

follow s on pres ent status support: and approved Believe

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requisitions. (b) Have received includes and DOD in process~ additional of approving 1v1..ACV JTD of 126.

for CORDS staff which Anticipate approval (c) furnished

12 ICEX spaces

for a total

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two weeks. now determining last visit. availability of officers soonest. for an additional on list

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to you during (d)

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Have not received

confirmation

requirement

103 ICEX advisors. (e)' unsatisfied 4. 'Ag enci e's concerned personnel needs proceeding for ICEX. and detention and approved and 4 expected facilities receipt programs). your request for 6 civilian on asswnption there are now n.o

civilian

SIDE (screening, (a) AID/PSD

interrogation has received filled

advisor

spaces. (b)

Two spaces Approval.

in next 60 days. for program MACV request channel. you have in using visit additional

Detention year awaits

funding definitive Service

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balance

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fiscal

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for processing in expediting these

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Detention

facilities

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needs. facilities

We understand
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presently

approved general

program prison

(4 (b) above) system and,

packages

detentio~

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for overcrowded

with GVN prison both for

construction detainees detainee 5. anything

now underway, and general prison

will add net of about population. Request

4000 spaces earliest

to include

possible

estimates

facility

expansion

FY 69 and 70.

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confirmation action

foregoing here

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your end. requirements.

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