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Fox News Joins the Parade of Fools (UPDATE)

* Bumped Up *

Add Megyn Kelly and Monica Crowley to the list of morons repeating the lie that Hillary Clinton ordered diplomats to spy on the UN. Kelly had Crowley on to comment on the Wikileaks lie that Hillary Clinton “authorized” spying against the United Nations. There is no excuse for this kind of irresponsible, stupid claim. Can these bimbos read? Now I realize that Fox is not the only one pushing this issue. Other mental midgets like David Corn and Jack Shafer also insist that Hillary crossed a line and must go. But do you think Fox would entertain this argument if the Secretary of State in question was Condi Rice? No and hell no!

UPDATE–Add the name of Dick Morris to the list of the brain dead. It is clear that the hooker he hired years ago sucked every brain from his body.

I never imagined that so many supposedly smart, informed people could be so abjectly stupid and simple minded. Let me walk you thru this systematically. Here’s the first paragraphs of the cable in question (the remainder is printed at the end of my piece). Read it for yourself, reprinted in its full glory (also linked here).

Date 2009-07-31 20:24:00

Source Secretary of State

Classification SECRET//NOFORN

S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 24 STATE 080163

NOFORN
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/31/2034
TAGS: PINR, KSPR, ECON, KPKO, KUNR
SUBJECT: (S) REPORTING AND COLLECTION NEEDS: THE UNITED
NATIONS

REF: STATE 048489

Classified By: MICHAEL OWENS, ACTING DIR, INR/OPS. REASON: 1.4(C).

1. (S/NF) This cable provides the full text of the new
National HUMINT Collection Directive (NHCD) on the United
Nations (paragraph 3-end) as well as a request for continued
DOS reporting of biographic information relating to the
United Nations (paragraph 2).

Let me help you interpret this message.

The person who classifies the message is the person actually responsible for the message. In this case it is the Acting Director of the Operations section of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Owens probably did not actually draft the message. More likely that was handled by one of the junior officers in INR. However, OWENS is the one who signed this message out. It was not sent to the Office of Secretary of State Clinton before it was released.

Second and most importantly, this message is simply FORWARDING A DOCUMENT THAT ORIGINATED IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. Got that? This was not a State Department initiative. State is simply acting as a letter carrier for the intelligence community.

What is the “National HUMINT Collection Directive?” There are experienced intelligence officers (folks drawn from CIA and DIA principally) who work for the Director of National Intelligence and have the task of updating or creating intelligence collection plans for human assets. Our intelligence officers in the field do not come up with their own list of information they should gather. Nope. It is a highly bureaucratized process. They are given a prioritized list of the information Washington wants. That is what this cable is.

And to put a finer point on this, the CIA officer in charge in an overseas assignment is evaluated by how well they do in getting human assets to provide the information requested.

Take a look at the subsections of the first paragraph of this cable:

A. (S/NF) The NHCD below supercedes the 2004 NHCD and
reflects the results of a recent Washington review of
reporting and collection needs focused on the United Nations.
The review produced a comprehensive list of strategic
priorities (paragraph 3) and reporting and collection needs
(paragraph 4) intended to guide participating USG agencies as
they allocate resources and update plans to collect
information on the United Nations. The priorities should
also serve as a useful tool to help the Embassy manage
reporting and collection, including formulation of Mission
Strategic Plans (MSPs).

B. (S/NF) This NHCD is compliant with the National
Intelligence Priorities Framework (NIPF), which was
established in response to NSPD-26 of February 24, 2003. If
needed, GRPO can provide further background on the NIPF and
the use of NIPF abbreviations (shown in parentheses following
each sub-issue below) in NHCDs.

C. (S/NF) Important information often is available to
non-State members of the Country Team whose agencies
participated in the review of this National HUMINT Collection
Directive. COMs, DCMs, and State reporting officers can
assist by coordinating with other Country Team members to
encourage relevant reporting through their own or State
Department channels.

This is a routine cable sent out when the NHCD is updated. I guarantee you that Condi Rice and every other Secretary of State since Henry Kissinger had such a cable go out with their name attached. The cable ends with the name of the Secretary of State:

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey,
Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: UN
CLINTON

As noted in a previous piece every single cable that leaves Washington, DC carries the name of the Secretary of State (or the acting Secretary). 99.9% of these cables are not written by nor reviewed by the Secretary. She is too damn busy to get bogged down in that kind of detail.

The fools on the left and the right need to do some quick self-education. Hillary is getting blamed for simply doing her job. Those calling for her resignation ought to be permanently banned from any punditry for egregious stupidity.

Here’s the actual collection plan. It tells you clearly what the reporting priorities are and the information the intel analysts want in order to meet the needs of policy makers:

2. (S/NF) State biographic reporting:

A. (S/NF) The intelligence community relies on State
reporting officers for much of the biographical information
collected worldwide. Informal biographic reporting via email
and other means is vital to the community’s collection
efforts and can be sent to the INR/B (Biographic) office for
dissemination to the IC.

B. (S/NF) Reporting officers should include as much of the
following information as possible when they have information
relating to persons linked to : office and

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organizational titles; names, position titles and other
information on business cards; numbers of telephones, cell
phones, pagers and faxes; compendia of contact information,
such as telephone directories (in compact disc or electronic
format if available) and e-mail listings; internet and
intranet “handles”, internet e-mail addresses, web site
identification-URLs; credit card account numbers; frequent
flyer account numbers; work schedules, and other relevant
biographical information.

3. (S/NF) Priority issues and issues outline:

A. Key Near-Term Issues
1) Darfur/Sudan (FPOL-1)
2) Afghanistan/Pakistan (FPOL-1)
3) Somalia (FPOL-1)
4) Iran (FPOL-1)
5) North Korea (FPOL-1)

B. Key Continuing Issues
1) UN Security Council Reform (FPOL-1)
2) Iraq (FPOL-1)
3) Middle East Peace Process (FPOL-1)
4) Human Rights and War Crimes (HRWC-3)
5) UN Humanitarian and Complex Emergency Response
(HREL-3)
6) Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
(WMDN-5H)
7) Terrorist Threat to UN Operations (TERR-5H)
8) Burma (FPOL-1)

C. UN Peace and Peacebuilding Operations
1) Africa (FPOL-1)
2) Outside Africa (FPOL-1)
3) Policy Issues (FPOL-1)

D. UN Security Council
1) Procedures and Dynamics (FPOL-1)
2) Sanctions (FPOL-1)

E. UN Management
1) UN Leadership Dynamics (FPOL-1)
2) Budget and Management Reform (FPOL-1)

F. UN General Assembly Tactics and Voting Blocs (FPOL-1)

G. Other Substantive Issues
1) Food Security (FOOD-3)
2) Climate Change, Energy, and Environment (ENVR-4)
3) Transnational Economic Issues (ECFS-4H)
4) Arms Control and Treaty Monitoring (ACTM-4)
5) Health Issues (HLTH-4)
6) Terrorism (TERR-5H)
7) Trafficking, Social, and Women’s Issues (DEPS-5H)

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H. Intelligence and Security Topics
1) GRPO can provide text of this issue.
2) GRPO can provide text of this issue.
3) Foreign Nongovernmental Organizations (FPOL-1)
4) Telecommunications Infrastructure and Information
Systems (INFR-5H)

15. Collection requirements and tasking

(Agriculture is the Department of Agriculture; Commerce is
the Department of Commerce; DHS is the Department of Homeland
Security; DIA/DH is Defense Intelligence Agency/Defense
HUMINT; Energy is the Department of Energy; DNI/OSC is the
Open Source Center of the Director of National Intelligence;
FBI is the Federal Bureau of Investigation; HHS is the
Department of Health and Human Services; Navy is the Navy
HUMINT element; NCS/CS is the CIA’s Clandestine Service;
OSC/MSC is the Map Services Center of OSC; State is the
Department of State; TAREX (Target Exploitation) collects
information using HUMINT Methods in support of NSA’s
requirements; Treasury is the Department of Treasury; USAID
is the U.S. Agency for International Development; USSS is the
U.S. Secret Service; USTR is the U.S. Trade Representative;
WINPAC is the Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation, and
Arms Control Center.)

A. Key Near-Term Issues

1) Darfur/Sudan (FPOL-1).
– Views of United Nations (UN) member states on contributing
troops and air transportation equipment, such as helicopters,
to the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and the African Union
(AU)-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).
– Details of deployments of troop contributor countries to
UNMIS/UNAMID.
– Details on actions and views of UN personnel deployed in
UNMIS/UNAMID.
– Views of UNSC members on the success or failure of
UNMIS/UNAMID.
– Operational plans of UNMIS/UNAMID from both the UN
Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York, and
UNMIS/UNAMID in Sudan.
– Details of diplomatic engagement between UNMIS/UNAMID
Special Envoys for the Darfur Peace Process in Sudan, and the
Sudanese government or Darfur rebel groups.
– Views of member states on UN activities in Sudan
(including Darfur).
– Divisions between UN member and UN Secretariat assessments
of the situation on the ground as it affects UN action.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Indonesia, Japan, Libya,
Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Rwanda, Sudan, Turkey, Uganda,

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Vietnam
International Organizations: AU, European Union (EU), UN

2) Afghanistan/Pakistan (FPOL-1).
– Plans and intentions of key UN leaders and member states
regarding the ongoing operations of the UN Assistance Mission
in Afghanistan (UNAMA), including force protection in
Afghanistan.
– Information on plans and intentions of UN leadership or
member states affecting elections in Afghanistan.
– Reactions to and assessments of security threats directed
at the UN or aid personnel attempting to render humanitarian
assistance.
– Plans and intentions of key member states and Secretariat
leadership concerning Afghan political and economic
reconstruction, including efforts to combat warlords and drug
trafficking.
– Afghan, Pakistani and Iranian intentions or reluctance to
secure and safeguard UN and nongovernmental organization
(NGO) personnel (international as well as locally-hired
staff).

Countries: Afghanistan, Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa
Rica, Croatia, France, Iran, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Pakistan,
Russia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
Terrorist Groups: Taliban
International Organizations: EU, UN, World Bank

3) Somalia (FPOL-1).
– UN plans and potential to expand, reinforce, or replace
the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) and African Union
(AU) Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
– Plans and intentions of UN leadership, the Department of
Peacekeeping Operations, and member states to deploy a UN-led
maritime force to monitor piracy off the coast of Somalia.
– Willingness of member states to pledge troops or air
transport to a possible UN or multinational force in Somalia.
– Views of Somali population on the deployment of a UN or
multinational peacekeeping force in Somalia.
– Details of diplomatic engagement between UN envoys and
Somali government or Somali opposition officials.
– Information on World Food Program activities in Somalia.
– Details of UN Development Program (UNDP)-Somalia training
Transitional Federal Government police officers and Alliance
for the Reliberation of Somalia officials in the Joint
Security Force.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, China, Costa
Rica, Croatia, Ethiopia, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico,
Russia, Somalia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: AU, EU, NATO, UN

4) Iran (FPOL-1).
– Plans and intentions of the UN Secretary General (SYG),

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Secretariat staff, or member states to address efforts by
Iran to develop, test, or proliferate nuclear weapons.
– Positions and responses of member states to future
International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) Director
General reports on Iran,s Implementation of Safeguards and
relevant provisions of UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.
– Specific plans and activities of the UK, France, Germany
(EU-3), and Russia with respect to IAEA policy toward Iran.
– Plans and intentions of key UN leaders and member states,
especially Russia and China, regarding human rights in Iran,
sanctions on Iran, Iran,s arming of HAMAS and Hizballah, and
Iran,s candidacy for UN leadership positions.
– Plans and intentions of Perm 5, other key member states,
coalition partners, and key Secretariat officials concerning
sanctions against Iran.
– Member support/opposition/subversion of US positions
regarding Iranian sanctions.
– Iranian diplomatic efforts with the IAEA and UN member
states to avoid passage of additional sanctions and effective
implementation of existing sanctions, as well as its efforts
to end UNSC involvement in Iran’s nuclear program by
returning Iran’s nuclear file to the IAEA.
– Information on Iran,s activities as chair of the UNDP and
within the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
– Development and democratization activities of the UNDP in
Iran; details about the UNDP Resident Coordinator,s
relationship with Iranian officials.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Libya,
Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
Terrorist Groups: HAMAS, Hizballah (Lebanese)
International Organizations: EU, IAEA, UN
Non-State Entities: West Bank and Gaza Strip

5) North Korea (FPOL-1).
– Plans and intentions of UNSC members, especially the P-5,
to consider additional resolutions against North Korea and/or
sanctions under existing resolutions.
– Information on the plans and actions of UNSC members to
address efforts by North Korea to develop, test, or
proliferate nuclear weapons.
– UN views on food aid to North Korea, designating it as a
nation in famine, and misuse of aid.
– North Korean delegation views and activities;
instructions/plans of delegation officials on North Korean
WMD-related issues.
– Development and democratization activities of the UNDP in
North Korea.
– Details about the UNDP Resident Coordinator,s
relationship with North Korean officials.
– Biographic and biometric information on ranking North
Korean diplomats.

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Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, Burma, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, North Korea, Russia,
Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: EU, IAEA, UN

B. Key Continuing Issues

1) UN Security Council Reform (FPOL-1).
– Positions, attitudes, and divisions among member states on
UN Security Council (UNSC) reform.
– Views, plans and intentions of Perm 5 and other member
states on the issue of UNSC enlargement, revision of UNSC
procedures or limitation of Perm 5 privileges.
– International deliberations regarding UNSC expansion among
key groups of countries: self-appointed frontrunners for
permanent UNSC membership Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan
(the Group of Four or G-4); the Uniting for Consensus group
(especially Mexico, Italy, and Pakistan) that opposes
additional permanent UNSC seats; the African Group; and the
EU, as well as key UN officials within the Secretariat and
the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Presidency.
– Willingness of member states to implement proposed reforms.
– Reactions of UN senior leadership towards member
recommendations for UNSC reform.

Countries: Austria, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Libya, Mexico,
Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: AU, EU, UN

2) Iraq (FPOL-1).
– Plans and intentions of the Perm 5, other key member
states, coalition partners, and key Secretariat officials
concerning Iraqi political and economic reconstruction, the
UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), and internal Iraqi
boundaries.
– Plans and intentions of the International Organization for
Migration to assist with the reintegration of internally
displaced persons and refugees.
– Extent to which member states will support or subvert US
positions regarding Iraqi objectives, including
reconstruction efforts.
– Information on plans and intentions of the SYG,
Secretariat staff, or member states affecting elections in
Iraq.
– Iraqi actions to convert UNAMI to a Chapter 6 mission.
– Iraqi attitudes toward the UN.
– Reactions to and assessments of security threats directed
at the UN or aid personnel attempting to render humanitarian
assistance.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Iraq, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey,
Uganda, Vietnam

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Terrorist Groups: Insurgents in Iraq, Iraqi Shia Militants
International Organizations: EU, UN, World Bank

3) Middle East Peace Process (FPOL-1).
– Details on views, plans and intentions of key Secretariat
decision-makers, member states and influential blocs and
coalitions on UN engagement and role in the Middle East Peace
Process (MEPP), including implementation of the roadmap.
– Indications that a UNGA special session on the Middle East
might be reconvened.
– Developments within the UN system that would further the
Arab-Israeli peace process.
– Details about Quartet (EU, UN, US, and Russia) MEPP plans
and efforts, including private objectives behind proposals
and envoy negotiating strategies.
– Strategy and plans of SYG special envoy regarding US
positions, Quartet plans, and other (EU, Russia, UK) special
envoys.
– Indications member states or donor countries might scale
back UN peacekeeping presence in or aid donations to the
Middle East.
– Plans of the SYG or member states to pressure the US on
the MEPP.
– Views, plans and tactics of the Palestinian Authority,
including its representative to the UN, to gain support in
the UNSC, UNGA, or UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for its
strategies and positions on Palestinian-Israeli issues,
including from Russia and EU countries, especially France,
Germany, and UK.
– Views of Secretary General,s Special Envoy and UNSC on
possible settlement of the Shab’a Farms dispute to include
Syria/Lebanon border demarcation.
– Secretariat views regarding water management as part of
the Middle East Peace Process, including domestic and
regional competition for allocation.
– Quartet views on Syria’s policies and approach toward
Israel and Palestinians and on Syrian motives behind and
efforts to subvert or support Israeli-Palestinian
negotiations.
– UN efforts to influence negotiating positions on
territorial boundaries, water resources and management, and
right of return.
– Views, plans and tactics of HAMAS to gain support in the
UNSC or UNGA for its strategies and positions on
HAMAS-Israeli issues, and on HAMAS-Palestinian Authority
issues, including from Russia, China, Iran, and EU countries,
especially France, Germany, and the UK.
– Information on UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
activities in Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and the West
Bank, and its relations with HAMAS/Hizballah.
– Plans and intentions of member states to support/oppose US
priority to reduce the number of Middle East resolutions.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,

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Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan,
Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Spain, Syria, Russia, Turkey,
Uganda, Vietnam
Terrorist Groups: HAMAS, Hizballah (Lebanese)
International Organizations: EU, UN
Non-State Entities: Palestinian Authority, West Bank and
Gaza Strip

4) Human Rights and War Crimes (HRWC-3).
– Plans and policies of UN leaders, member states, and
foreign NGOs to promote human rights.
– Plans and intentions of member states toward the
International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal
Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International
Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Tribunal for
Lebanon, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and other
UN-related courts and tribunals dealing with human rights
issues.
– Plans and intentions of UNHRC members to support or oppose
US policies in the UNHRC.
– Views of UNSC and other member states on Zimbabwe,s
government policies on human rights, humanitarian assistance,
democracy, and candidacy for any UN leadership positions.
– Views and intentions of UNSC, UN human rights entities,
and members regarding Sri Lankan government policies on human
rights and humanitarian assistance; UN views about
appointing a Special Envoy for Sri Lanka.
– Plans and perceptions of member states toward
establishment of new measures to prevent genocide, crimes
against humanity, war crimes, and other systematic human
rights abuses.
– Plans and intentions of member states toward proposals and
resolutions supported by the US or like-minded states,
including those advancing democracy; women’s rights,
particularly implementation of UNSC Resolutions 1325 and
1820; those pertaining to children in armed conflict; or
those condemning human rights abuses in individual countries.
– Information on reactions of member states to resolutions
designed to promote democracy, human rights and reforms in
the Muslim world.
– Perceived success or failure of abilities and priorities
of the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights
(OHCHR), and efforts by member states to undermine OHCHR
independence.
– Views, intentions and tactics of UNHRC members regarding
reform and the role of the US.
– Member state support for/opposition to objectives of human
rights, refugee, development, and emergency relief agencies.
– Plans and intentions of member states or UN Special
Rapporteurs to press for resolutions or investigations into
US counterterrorism strategies and treatment of detainees in
Iraq, Afghanistan or Guantanamo.
– Degree of coordination by and among human rights agencies,
especially between the UN Human Rights Council, the OHCHR,

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the UNGA Third Committee, the UN Economic and Social Council,
and the International Labor Organization.
– Plans and agenda for upcoming UNGA Third Committee and
UNHRC sessions and world human rights conferences,
particularly plans by developing countries to stymie
criticism of their human rights records through procedural
motions or influencing votes.
– Plans of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) to
sponsor resolutions or conventions in the UN restricting
freedom of speech under the rubric of criminalizing
“defamation of religion.”
– Details of UNHRC and OHCHR budget shortfalls.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Chad, China, Costa
Rica, Croatia, Cuba, France, Georgia, Iraq, Japan, Lebanon,
Libya, Mexico, North Korea, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone,
Sudan, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
International Organizations: AU, EU, Human Rights Entities
and War Crimes Courts, ICC, OIC, UN

5) UN Humanitarian and Complex Emergency Response
(HREL-3).
– Information on the planning and execution of responses to
humanitarian emergencies by UN member states and Secretariat;
indications US assistance may be requested.
– Efforts of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),
World Food Program (WFP), UN Development Program (UNDP), UN
Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO),
and other UN entities to respond to and to coordinate
activities in humanitarian or refugee crises, including
environmental disasters.
– Views of UN Secretariat, UNSC members, and key member
states on UNRWA.
– Details on effectiveness of UNHCR and OCHA leadership.
– Information on ability of UN to gain/not gain humanitarian
access to troubled areas, especially in light of security
concerns.
– Location of humanitarian facilities, including GPS
coordinates, and number of personnel.
– Details of friction between UNHCR, OCHA and UN Security
Coordinator Headquarters and field offices.
– Level of cooperation and coordination or lack thereof
between UN aid agencies and non-UN aid programs.
– Interoperability and willingness to work with US
coalitions in humanitarian assistance operations; willingness
to provide support despite security threats.
– Indications of donor fatigue.
– Status of and member support for/opposition to efforts by
UNHCR to refocus organization’s work and to redistribute
programs to other agencies.
– Details on UNHCR funding shortfalls.
– Perceived ability of the UNDP to coordinate an effective
UN presence in each country and to promote democratic

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governance.
– Plans and ability to care for and protect internally
displaced persons.
– Communications and logistics problems.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey,
Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: Economic-Societal Entities,
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN, World Health
Organization

6) Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
(WMDN-5H).
– Plans and intentions of member states to address threats
to international security from the proliferation of weapons
of mass destruction.
– Views of member states on tactical and substantive aspects
of resolutions pertaining to missile proliferation, missile
defense, nuclear disarmament, the IAEA, and Israel’s nuclear
program.
– Information from key Secretariat decision-makers, key IAEA
Secretariat staff, member states, or influential blocs or
groups, such as the Nonaligned Movement (NAM), the OIC, or
the Group of 77 (G-77), on the role of the UN on nuclear
proliferation or addressing the expansion of capabilities to
produce or use weapons of mass destruction.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, Burma, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey,
Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: EU, IAEA, International Arms
Control Organizations, OIC, UN

7) Terrorist Threat to UN Operations (TERR-5H).
– Plans and intentions of Secretariat and member states to
respond to individuals affiliated with terrorist groups or
state sponsors of terrorism threatening the safety or
security of domestic and overseas UN personnel, facilities,
protectees, or installations.
– Evidence of relationship or funding between UN personnel
and/or missions and terrorist organizations.
– Debate in Secretariat, UNSC counterterrorism bodies
(subcommittees), UN agencies and among member states about
measures for funding of security for UN domestic and overseas
facilities, operations, and personnel.
– Host-country intentions to secure and safeguard UN and NGO
personnel.
– Reactions to and assessments of terrorist acts directed at
the UN, UN personnel, UN protectees, or domestic and overseas
UN installations, including foreign UN missions in New York.
– Details of UN efforts to acquire, collect, assess and
disseminate threat information within the US and overseas.
– Plans of UN security offices to upgrade security at UN

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domestic and overseas UN facilities.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey,
Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: UN

8) Burma (FPOL-1).
– Views of UNSC and member states on Burma,s policies and
actions on human rights, humanitarian assistance, democracy,
and attempts to play a larger UN role.
– Plans and intentions of the Special Adviser to the UN
Secretary General on Burma regarding future interaction with
Burma and engagement with UN member states.
– Plans and intentions of the SYG on Burma; level of trust
in his Special Adviser.
– Views of Burmese officials on the SYG, on his Special
Adviser on Burma, and on key countries in the UN.
– Role of the UN in Burmese elections.
– Development and democratization activities of UNDP in
Burma; details about the UNDP Resident Coordinator,s
relationship with Burmese officials.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, Burma, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Indonesia, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia,
Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: EU, UN

C. UN Peace and Peacebuilding Operations.

1) Africa (FPOL-1).
– Plans and intentions of UN leaders and member states
regarding peace operations, especially in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Chad/Central African
Republic, Burundi, Cote d,Ivoire, and Liberia.
– UN peacekeeping plans and intentions regarding military
operations against rebels based in the eastern part of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo.
– Early warning information available to the Secretariat on
potential threats to peace and security.
– UN views on the role of AFRICOM in African conflict
resolution and post-conflict capacity building.
– UN expectations of US military involvement in African
peacekeeping missions and how this may influence UN
willingness to establish, curb, or end missions.
– Extent to which UN peace operations in Africa are
straining the resources of the UN and member states; impact
of current operations on future operations and readiness.
– UN views on peacekeeping mission creep and pressures to
expand the UN role in African conflict zones, either in the
form of more comprehensive “peacemaking” mission mandates or
in areas where security threats demand more aggressive and
timely UN-led multilateral intervention.
– Details on views of the UN Department of Peacekeeping

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Operations on operational plans, including the ability of the
UN and its member states to build capacity in Africa,
including by working with the AU or other regional
organizations and NGOs.
– Efforts by China, France, Iran, and others to gain
influence in Africa via UN peace operations.
– Information on extent of support and capabilities for
peace operations by the AU and the Economic Community of
Western African States (ECOWAS).
– Official stance on deploying HIV positive troops and
actual practice.
– Degree to which official peacekeeping reporting matches
unofficial communications of events; views on those
discrepancies.
– Views of African states that host peacekeepers regarding
UN peacekeeping troops and troop contributing countries.
– Attitudes and intentions of Ghana and Rwanda concerning UN
peace operations in Africa and perception of their relative
ability to contribute to such efforts.
– Attitudes of other African States to Ghana/Rwanda
participation and leadership.

Countries: Austria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi,
Central African Republic, Chad, China, Congo, Cote d,Ivoire,
Democratic Republic, Costa Rica, Croatia, Egypt, Ethiopia,
France, India, Japan, Jordan, Liberia, Libya, Mexico, Nepal,
Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa,
Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
International Organizations: AU, EU, ICC, NATO, UN
Non-State Entities: Lord,s Resistance Army

2) Outside Africa (FPOL-1).
– Plans and intentions of UN leaders and member states
regarding ongoing peace operations outside Africa.
– Willingness of UN leaders and member states to support UN
peacekeeping efforts and utilize preventive diplomacy in
areas of potential conflict.
– Views of member states on and plans to respond to the
US-backed G-8 plan to expand global peace operations
capabilities.
– Views and positions of key member states and Secretariat
toward proposed resolutions, mandates, peacekeeping issues,
and US-sponsored initiatives.
– Information on whether member states will utilize
references to the ICC to condition support for peace
operations.
– Information on deployment benchmarks, pre-deployment
screening, and supply and logistic shortfalls in peace
operations.
– Ability to obtain pledges and deploy capable military
forces, including surge capabilities.
– Views of UNSC members, the Secretariat, and key member
states on Haiti,s government policies and actions on human
rights, humanitarian assistance, and democracy.

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– Views and positions of UNSC members, the Secretariat, and
key member states regarding the UN Interim Force in Lebanon
(UNIFIL) and peacekeeping in Lebanon.

Countries: Austria, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Georgia, Haiti, Indonesia, Italy, Japan,
Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Nepal, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Uganda,
Uruguay, Vietnam
International Organizations: AU, EU, ICC, NATO, UN

3) Policy Issues (FPOL-1).
– UN member views, plans, and intentions concerning the
capability of the UN to organize, lead, and carry out new,
complex military operations and civilian police operations.
– Information on Secretariat or member views on or
initiatives for peace operations reform.
– Information on the appointment of SYG special
representatives for new peace or political operations.
– Scope, objectives, command structures, rules of
engagement, and threat environment for proposed peacekeeping
activities, including transportation and communications
infrastructures and any available maps.
– Types, number, and capabilities of troops, equipment, and
materiel that countries are willing to contribute.
– Information on interoperability of equipment and material
available for logistic support.
– Information on turf battles between the Department of
Peacekeeping Operations, Department of Field Support, and
Department of Political Affairs over control of peace
operations.
– Information on turf battles between logistic and military
sides of peace operations.
– UN member views on reform of the Department of
Peacekeeping Operations.
– Information on troop contributing countries’ tendency to
follow orders given by troop contributing country commanders
vice UN field commanders.
– Influence of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human
Rights (OHCHR) and the Office of the High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNCHR) on including human rights and refugee
concerns within peace operations mandates.
– Host government views and concerns about UN policies
toward that country.
– Influence of UN security coordinator on operational
planning; field personnel reaction to UN security directives.
– Capability/plans for Standby High-Readiness Brigade
(SHIRBRIG) deployments.
– Details on peacekeeper abuse of women and children;
national and UN responses.
– Changes in ability of member states, especially member
states of EU, AU and ECOWAS, to contribute troops to peace
operations, including for economic, social, and operational
reasons.
– Details on contributions of member states (in kind,

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personnel, or financial).

Countries: Austria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, China, Costa
Rica, Croatia, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, India, Italy, Japan,
Jordan, Libya, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia,
Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda,
Uruguay, Vietnam
International Organizations: AU, EU, UN

D. UN Security Council

1) Procedures and Dynamics (FPOL-1).
– Plans, intentions, and agendas of UNSC members and
Secretariat on issues that come before the UNSC, especially
voting intentions of UNSC members and priorities or frictions
among the Perm 5.
– Plans and intentions of UNSC members to support or oppose
US policies in the UNSC.
– Specific views and positions of key member states on
US-sponsored initiatives, initiatives with implications for
the US, and other proposed resolutions and mandates.
– Plans, intentions, views, positions, lobbying, and tactics
of regional groups, blocs, or coalitions on issues before the
UNSC, especially those that do not include the US
(particularly the Africa Group, AU, EU, NAM, G-77, Rio Group,
Arab League, the OIC, and the Group of Latin America and
Caribbean Countries (GRULAC).
– Differences in the positions of member states, differences
between UN missions and their capitals, internal procedures
for determining voting instructions, and voting instructions
to delegations.
– Priorities, plans, and intentions of new member states
joining the UNSC, and influences on them by regional groups,
blocs, or coalitions on issues before the UNSC, especially
those that do not include the US (particularly AU, EU, NAM,
G-77, Rio Group, Arab League, and the OIC).
– Plans and intentions of member states of regional groups
regarding UNSC candidacy.
– Biographic and biometric information on UNSC Permanent
Representatives, information on their relationships with
their capitals.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey,
Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: AU, EU, OIC, UN

2) Sanctions (FPOL-1).
– UNSC member plans, intentions, and views toward sanctions
issues, especially during negotiations of sanctions
resolutions.
– Willingness of and efforts by UN member states to violate
sanctions.
– Perceived and actual impact of sanctions on target

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governments, individuals, entities, as well as on civil
population.
– Plans, intentions, and agendas of UNSC sanctions committee
members.
– Plans, intentions, and agendas of UNSC sanctions committee
expert groups and their ability to support sanctions
monitoring.
– Pressure to limit scope and length of new sanctions,
especially from coalitions and regional groups.
– Views and actions of the Secretariat or member states with
regard to sanctions, including to bolster UN ability to
support sanctions implementation and to address violations.
– Views of target government on sanctions imposed on it.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone,
Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: EU, UN

E. UN Management

1) UN Leadership Dynamics (FPOL-1).
– SYG’s management and decision-making style, and his
influence on the Secretariat.
– Plans, measures and efforts undertaken by the SYG and
subordinates on US political and bureaucratic objectives for
UN management.
– Role and influence of Secretariat and other key officials
with SYG and other UN system agencies.
– Views of and brokering by key officials on major issues.
– Changes in and appointment and selection process for key
officials of Secretariat, specialized agency, committee,
commission, and program officials in New York, Geneva,
Vienna, and other UN system cities, to include special
assistants and chiefs of staff.
– Personalities, biographic and biometric information,
roles, effectiveness, management styles, and influence of key
UN officials, to include under secretaries, heads of
specialized agencies and their chief advisers, top SYG aides,
heads of peace operations and political field missions,
including force commanders.
– Relations between key UN officials and member states.
– Views of member states on the next SYG race, to include
preferred candidates and candidates lacking UN member support.
– Views of UNSC members and other member states on Cuban,
Iranian, or Syrian candidacy for any UN leadership positions.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, Cuba, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Syria,
Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: UN

2) Budget and Management Reform (FPOL-1).
– Plans, measures and efforts undertaken by the SYG and

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subordinates on US political and bureaucratic objectives for
UN management.
– Perceptions of member states of the effectiveness of the
Office for Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) and the Joint
Inspection Unit (JIU) to combat waste, fraud, mismanagement,
and corruption.
– Effectiveness of the OIOS, in light of the review of the
OIOS mandate.
– Plans and moves to implement OIOS recommendations.
– SYG’s view of the role of the OIOS.
– Secretariat attitudes toward and evidence of corruption in
UN agencies and programs, and willingness to implement
measures to reduce corruption.
– Plans and intentions of UN member states or the
Secretariat to address corruption issues at the UN and UN
agencies.
– Plans and intentions of UNDP Executive Board members to
push for or block management reform proposals.
– Plans and intentions of UNDP Executive Board members or
senior UNDP managers to address potential or actual cases of
corruption or mismanagement by field missions, including
efforts to cover up waste, fraud, or abuse.
– Internal complaints by UNDP staff about waste, fraud, or
abuse and efforts by UNDP management to respond to them.
– Plans and intentions of Board members, such as Iran, to
push for increased UNDP funding for programs in their own
countries or those of their friends.
– Degree of independence from UN headquarters of UNDP
Resident Coordinators in the field and perceptions of field
staff on UN aid consolidation reforms under the “One UN”
Program.
– Efforts by the G-77 Board members to develop common group
platforms, especially on budget and management reform issues.
– Developments in the implementation of the performance
based personnel system and contractor reform.
– Plans, intentions, and agendas of UN specialized agency
executive committees.
– Impact and effectiveness of whistle-blowing provisions on
the UN reform process.
– Attitudes of UN staff and member states towards extending
a common whistle-blower protection program to all UN funds
and programs.
– Indications of pressure by member states or groups to
increase or control growth in the budget.
– Secretariat and member attitudes towards changes in the
scale of assessments.
– Options under consideration to resolve financial problems.
– SYG views on and plans for responding to Government
Accountability Office reports calling on the UN to more
effectively implement results-based budgeting, and make
further progress on management reform.
– Secretariat and member attitudes and plans to improve the
UN budget process.
– Status and use of advanced information systems to

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streamline UN processes.

Countries: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China,
Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, France, Japan, Libya,
Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Syria, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: UN

F. UN General Assembly Tactics and Voting Blocs (FPOL-1).
– Plans, intentions, views, positions, lobbying, and tactics
of regional groups, blocs, or coalitions on issues before the
General Assembly, especially those that do not include the
US, i.e., the Africa Group, AU, EU, NAM, G-77, Rio Group,
Arab League, the OIC, and the GRULAC.
– Details of bargaining on votes or candidacies and attempts
to marginalize or undermine proposed or planned US positions
or policy initiatives.
– Information on the EU agenda in the UNGA, especially as it
relates to US priorities in the First, Third, and Fifth
Committees.
– Information on efforts by the EU or other member states to
secure additional voting rights in the UN and its specialized
agencies.
– Lobbying by member states for committee membership
assignments or vice presidencies.
– Information on current and likely future leadership of
regional groups, blocs, and coalitions.
– Differences over positions between UN missions and their
respective capitals.
– Voting instructions to delegations on key resolutions.
– Plans, intentions, and agendas of key committee chairs;
member views of issues that come before these committees.
– Efforts of Third World countries to moderate, via NAM and
G-77, Third World positions on development, defamation of
religion, or human rights issues.
– Intentions of UN members to use non-UN bodies and working
groups to bypass perceived UN bureaucracy.
– Perceptions of member states of the viability and
potential impact of the US-backed Democracy Caucus.
– Biographical and biometric information on key NAM/G-77/OIC
Permanent Representatives, particularly China, Cuba, Egypt,
India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, Sudan,
Uganda, Senegal, and Syria; information on their
relationships with their capitals.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, France, Indonesia, Japan, Libya,
Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia, Senegal, South Africa,
Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: AU, EU, OIC, UN

G. Other Substantive Issues

1) Food Security (FOOD-3).
– Status and proposals related to the UN Comprehensive

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Framework for Action to address the global food crisis.
– WFP activities and proposals related to reforming donor
food aid policies and establishing a new standing global fund
to address regularly occurring food crises.
– WFP and FAO plans and proposals regarding the impact on
food prices and food security of the growing use of ethanol
and biofuels.
– Internal UN responses to international calls for reform of
FAO and WFP.

Countries: Afghanistan, Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa
Rica, Croatia, Ethiopia, France, Haiti, Iraq, Japan, Libya,
Mexico, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Somalia, Sudan,
Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
International Organizations: FAO, UN, World Animal Health
Organization
Non-State Entities: Palestinian Authority, West Bank and
Gaza Strip

2) Climate Change, Energy, and Environment (ENVR-4).
– Country preparations for the December 2009 Copenhagen UN
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Meeting.
– Developments related to other UNFCCC meetings and
discussions on a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol.
– Perceptions of key negotiators on US positions in
environmental negotiations.
– Developments on the Montreal Protocol, including reactions
to US efforts to limit hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
– Indications that member states working through the UN and
its specialized agencies are/are not fostering environmental
cooperation, partnerships and capacity building between and
among member states and regional and sub-regional
organizations.
– Monitoring of and compliance with UN-sponsored
environmental treaties; evidence of treaty circumvention.
– Information on adherence to member states’ own national
environmental programs, including protection, monitoring, and
cleanup efforts.
– Efforts by treaty secretariats to influence treaty
negotiations or compliance.
– Information on the Convention on Biological Diversity,
particularly on access, benefit sharing and bio-safety.
– Information on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea,
including potential efforts to modify or amend its provisions.
– Information on excessive maritime claims, including those
relating to ridges.
– Information on efforts to develop a mechanism to add
chemicals to the list of persistent organic pollutants.
– Information and perceptions on the strategic approach to
international chemicals management, especially efforts of the
EU’s management program.
– Information on participation in and compliance with the UN
Basel Convention.
– Status of efforts to set standards to promote

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environmental protection, including protection of forests,
desertification, and invasive or endangered species.
– Efforts within the UN to protect water resources, and to
promote development of alternative sources of energy.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey,
Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: EU, UN

3) Transnational Economic Issues (ECFS-4H).
– Information on efforts by UN member states or
organizations to promote or obstruct regulatory reform,
including banking and financial reforms, transparency,
international law, trade, development, and foreign direct
investment to reflect the Monterrey anti-poverty consensus
and the Millennium Development Goals.
– Plans, intentions, and tactics of the UNGA President
regarding international financial problems; views of member
states regarding these plans.
– Plans and intentions of member states to support US
priorities related to economic freedom and promotion of
democracy.
– Secretariat or member plans to develop multilateral
economic, trade, or development agreements impinging on US
interests.
– Efforts by member states and the Secretariat to reconcile
international differences over globalization, especially the
perceived impact of globalization on human rights, labor, and
environmental issues.
– Member positions on UN decisions, plans, and activities
concerning environmentally sustainable economic growth
through market economies, free trade, private investment, and
efficient multilateral development assistance.
– Efforts to expand the global compact involving
corporations committed to observing human rights,
environmental, and labor standards.
– SYG’s views and statements on trade issues and efforts to
influence future World Trade Organization rounds.
– Plans and intentions of UN member states that may impact
freedom of navigation.
– Information on international taxation initiatives.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey,
Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: EU, FAO, International
Financial Institutions and Infrastructures, UN, World Bank,
World Trade Organization

4) Arms Control and Treaty Monitoring (ACTM-4).
– Plans, tactics, timetables, and draft proposals for the
Eighth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the
Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), and especially

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information related to the 1995 Resolution on the Middle East
and a Middle East Nuclear Weapons Free Zone initiative, from
interested individual member states (especially China, Cuba,
Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, and South Africa) and
like-minded groups such as the NAM and the New Agenda
Coalition (Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South
Africa, and Sweden).
– Member state views of the major problems facing the NPT;
whether or under what conditions states would consider
withdrawing from the NPT.
– Member views on and responses to US plans and policies on
missile defense and positions on a Fissile Material Cutoff
Treaty, particularly those of Russia, China, and Pakistan.
– Information on IAEA plans for safeguards, international
fuel banks, or other nuclear fuel supply arrangements, and
meetings of the Board of Governors at the IAEA.
– Member views on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
(CTBT); prospects for country ratifications and entry into
force.
– Member plans for plenary meetings of the Nuclear Suppliers
Group; views of the US-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation
Initiative.
– Readiness of member states to reform the agenda of the UN
General Assembly’s First Committee; proposals prepared by
member states for the First Committee.
– Views of key delegations on US proposals on land mines.
– Tactical and substantive information regarding periodic
arms control meetings in New York, Geneva, Vienna and
elsewhere, including the Biological Weapons Convention, the
Chemical Weapons Convention, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty (NPT) review process, UN experts group on missiles,
and meetings on conventional arms.
– Plans and intentions of member states to introduce new
arms control or proliferation prevention measures or make
significant changes to existing agreements.
- Member or Secretariat plans to address WMD proliferation,
safeguards, arms control and disarmament, or other threat
reduction efforts.
– Foreign attitudes on UN-sanctioned arms control
negotiations.
– Biographic and biometric data on, and positions of key UN
arms control interlocutors, especially candidates for the
position of Director General of the IAEA, and the heads of
other international institutions.

Countries: Austria, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, France, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland,
Japan, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia, South
Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: EU, IAEA, International Arms
Control Organizations, NATO, OSCE, UN

5) Health Issues (HLTH-4).
– UN, WHO, and other international organizations,

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forecasts, expected impacts, plans, proposals, key studies,
and reactions to major health crises and other health-related
issues, including efforts on disease eradication, improving
health standards and access to care and medicine, and
programs to monitor and respond to emerging infectious
disease outbreaks and other disasters or emergencies.
– Information on deliberations in the UN and other
international health organizations on health issues and the
policy positions and objectives of member states and key
figures, including compromises, insertions, and items omitted
in published declarations and studies.
– Information on international health organizations,
relationships and interactions with countries and other
organizations, including relationships with regional offices
or subsidiaries.
– Details on limits and restrictions placed on international
organizations to investigate reports of diseases that pose an
international threat, including restrictions placed on the
nationality of members of investigation teams.
– Details on disease transparency, particularly indications
about inconsistent reporting of outbreaks to appropriate
international organizations and delivery of specimens to WHO-
and FAO-affiliated laboratories, and including discussions or
agreements impacting the publicly disclosed occurrence of
diseases.
– Details of discussions related to the accessibility of
HIV/AIDS drugs (antiretroviral drugs or ARVs).
– Details related to the availability, accessibility, and
regulation of health care, particularly medications,
vaccines, and counterfeits.
– Member state attitudes toward maintenance of smallpox
stocks.
– Information on global counterfeit medications to include
surveillance, countermeasures, and research and development
issues.
– Details on efforts to implement health-related Millennium
Development Goals.
– Details on corruption in international health
organizations or the corrupt use of goods and services
provided for health issues by bilateral and multilateral
donors and international health organizations, including WHO,
UNAIDS, FAO, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis,
and Malaria.
– Details on irregularities in Global Fund fundraising,
spending, and treatment of whistle blowers.
– Personalities, biographic and biometric information,
roles, effectiveness, management styles, and influence of key
health officials, to include the Director General of the WHO,
head of UNAIDS, the Pan American Health Organization, under
Secretaries, heads of specialized agencies and their chief
advisers, and top aides.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey,

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Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: EU, FAO, UN, World Animal Health
Organization, WHO

6) Terrorism (TERR-5H).
– Information on plans and intentions of UN bodies and
member states to respond to or address within UN fora the
worldwide terrorist threat.
– Structure, plans and key figures of UN counterterrorism
strategy.
– Information on plans and activities of UNSC,s four
counterterrorism sub-bodies.
– Plans and intentions of member states to address terrorism
by implementing anti-terrorism legislation as called for
under resolutions, particularly as they relate to tracking
financial transactions.
– Views of member states on US policy toward terrorism.
– Efforts of member states to support or oppose activities
undertaken by UN specialized agencies such as the
International Maritime Organization and the International
Civil Aviation Organization to improve maritime and airline
security.
– Information on UN support for technical assistance to
member states to combat terrorism, particularly in Africa.
– Views of member states about inclusion or exclusion of
terrorism against Israel in counterterrorism efforts and
definition of terrorism.
– (For further requirements, see the NHCD on Terrorism
Threats to US Interests at Home and Abroad, July 13, 2005.)

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey,
Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: UN

7) Trafficking, Social, and Women’s Issues (DEPS-5H).
– Plans and intentions of member states to support or oppose
US priority to combat trafficking and exploitation of men,
women, and children.
– Member state perceptions of ability of UN Economic and
Social Council (ECOSOC) to follow through on strategies to
support women and children through UN specialized bodies.
– Information on member efforts to combat organized crime,
narcotics trafficking, and trafficking in persons.
– Plans and intentions of member states to address
reproductive issues, including the aims of the EU vis-a-vis
the US, GRULAC, Arab, and OIC nations.
– Member state perceptions or plans regarding efforts to
reconcile religious differences worldwide.
– Information on reforms undertaken within the UN
Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
and future plans of the organization.
– Member views on education initiatives.

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Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey,
Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: EU, OIC, UN

H. Intelligence and Security Topics

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3) Foreign Nongovernmental Organizations (FPOL-1).
– Influence of key UN-affiliated foreign NGOs on UN
decision-making.
– Efforts of foreign NGOs to undermine US policy initiatives.
– Foreign NGO role in, views toward, and influence on UN
policies and activities on globalization, justice, human
rights, the environment, and
family/women/children/reproductive issues.
– Ability and capacity of foreign NGOs to assist refugees,
displaced persons, and victims of disasters through the UNHCR
and WFP.
– Ability and capacity of foreign NGOs to support the UN
Environmental Program or national efforts with environmental
protection, pollution monitoring, and cleanup efforts.
– Contacts between foreign NGOs and Secretariat staff that
could involve sharing of confidential data.
– Foreign efforts to strip US or foreign NGOs of UN
affiliation and to block US or foreign NGOs seeking UN
affiliation.
– Efforts by member states-*particularly China, Cuba,
Israel, Russia, and Islamic countries*-to obtain NGO
affiliation for organizations supporting their policies.
– Efforts by organizations affiliated with terrorist
organizations or foreign intelligence organizations to obtain
NGO affiliation with the UN.
– Efforts by the EU through the Arhus convention to place
NGOs on UN bureaus; reactions of member states to those
efforts.
– Role of NGOs at the Office of the High Commissioner for
Refugees (OHCR), OHCHR, and UNHRC in the Third Committee of
the UNGA.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, Cuba, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey,
Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: EU, OIC, UN

4) Telecommunications Infrastructure and Information
Systems (INFR-5H).
– Current technical specifications, physical layout, and
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information systems, networks, and technologies used by top
officials and their support staffs.
– Details on commercial and private VIP networks used for
official communications, to include upgrades, security
measures, passwords, personal encryption keys, and types of V
P N versions used.
– Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of key officials,
as well as limited distribution telephone numbers/directories
and public switched networks (PSTN) telephone directories;
dialing numbers for voice, datalink, video teleconferencing,
wireless communications systems, cellular systems, personal
communications systems, and wireless facsimiles.
– Information on hacking or other security incidents
involving UN networks.
– Key personnel and functions of UN entity that maintains UN
communications and computer networks.
– Indications of IO/IW operations directed against the UN.
– Information about current and future use of communications
systems and technologies by officials or organizations,
including cellular phone networks, mobile satellite phones,
very small aperture terminals (VSAT), trunked and mobile
radios, pagers, prepaid calling cards, firewalls, encryption,
international connectivity, use of electronic data
interchange, Voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP), Worldwide
interoperability for microwave access (Wi-Max), and cable and
fiber networks.

Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica,
Croatia, France, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey,
Uganda, Vietnam
International Organizations: UN
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  • mboy

    Larry Johnson writes:
     ”The fools on the left and the right need to do some quick self-education. Hillary is getting blamed for simply doing her job. Those calling for her resignation ought to be permanently banned from any punditry for egregious stupidity”. 

    LOL!

  • stodghie

    seattle, for sure hillary was stabbed in the back. my feelings about that are still angry. however i have watched the demise of the democratic party into this far left group of (in my view)loonies with people like reid and pelosi. i ask myself is there anything left for her to lead. that is not a snarky question, it is a real question in my mind. jmo it will take decades to establish the democrats after the mess that o has created helped by pelosi reid and others.

  • seattlegonz

    she had the delegates, not the super delegates.