Dec 5, 78 • 2155 • State-Georgetown • 307012

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STATE 307012
ORIGIN L-03
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 SCS-06 CA-01 H-02 /028 R
DRAFTED BY L/ARA:F.ARMSTRONG:JV
APPROVED BY L – M. B. FELDMAN
L/ARA:M.KOZAK
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O 052155Z DEC 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS STATE 307012

E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO), GY
SUBJECT: EMBASSY STAFFING

WE APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT EVENTS IN JONESTOWN HAVE PLACED A PECULIAR BURDEN ON EMBASSY PERSONNEL REQUIRING THE ASSISTANCE OF AN ATTORNEY FROM THE LEGAL ADVISER’S OFFICE. L, HOWEVER, ALSO FINDS ITSELF SHORT-HANDED AT THE PRESENT TIME AND URGENTLY NEEDS ITS FULL COMPLEMENT OF LAWYERS IN L/ARA. WOULD YOU PLEASE ADVISE US HOW MUCH LONGER IT WILL TAKE FOR TERRY FORTUNE TO COMPLETE THE PROJECTS HE HAS UNDERTAKEN WITH YOU. HE WILL OF COURSE CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE LEGAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH THE JONESTOWN TRAGEDY AFTER RETURNING TO WASHINGTON.

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Originally posted on March 23rd, 2020.

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