Dec 9, 78 • 0005 • State-Georgetown • 310388

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STATE 310388
ORIGIN L-03
INFO OCT-01 ARA-11 ISO-00 JUSE-00 CA-01 SCS-06 DODE-00 PA-01 SSO-00 /023 R
DRAFTED BY L/ARA:M.KOZAK:JV
APPROVED BY L/ARA:M.KOZAK
ARA – J. BUSHNELL
JUSTICE – M. ABBELL (SUBS)
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O 090005Z DEC 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
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E.O. 12065 12065: N/A
TAGS: CASC, CGEN, OREP (RYAN, LEO), GY
SUBJECT: PATHOLOGIST
REF: GEORGETOWN 3999

1. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING TO OBTAIN A PATHOLOGIST TO ASSIST THE GOG IN ITS INVESTIGATION AS REQUESTED. JUSTICE BELIEVES THAT ONE OF THE MILITARY PATHOLOGISTS WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THE INITIAL PHASES OF THE OPERATION WOULD BE MOST USEFUL TO GOG INVESTIGATION, AND DOD IS PREPARED TO MAKE SUCH AN INDIVIDUAL AVAILABLE. JUSTICE IS WILLING TO MAKE APPROPRIATE FUNDING ARRANGEMENTS. PRINCIPAL DIFFICULTY IS THAT MILITARY IS IN SHORT SUPPLY OF PATHOLOGISTS AT THIS POINT DUE TO REQUIREMENTS AT DOVER, AND IS NOT PREPARED TO ASSIGN A PATHOLOGIST TO GUYANA FOR AN EXTENDED TIME PERIOD.

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2. JUSTICE URGENTLY REQUIRES INFORMATION REGARDING GOG NEEDS IN THIS CONNECTION. JUSTICE BELIEVES IT IS IN POSITION TO OBTAIN SERVICES OF PATHOLOGIST FOR A FEW DAYS NOW FOR PURPOSES OF CONSULTATION WITH GOG AUTHORITIES. THEY COULD ALSO OFFER TO RETURN HIM TO GUYANA TO TESTIFY DURING COURT PROCEEDINGS, IF NECESSARY. ALTERNATIVELY, CONSULTATION AND TESTIMONY COULD BE COMBINED INTO ONE VISIT AT A LATER DATE.

3. WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR PROMPT ADVICE ON THIS MATTER IN ORDER THAT WE CAN MOVE TO FINALIZE ARRANGEMENTS AND PROVIDE DEFINITIVE RESPONSE TO GOG REQUEST.

NEWSOM

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Originally posted on March 24th, 2020.

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