Friday, August 24, 2007

US ready to provide Cambodia with anti-terror training

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) _ The top U.S. military commander in the Pacific says the U-S is ready to help train Cambodia's military to fight global terrorism.

Hawaii-based Admiral Timothy Keating says U.S. assistance could involve sharing information, training in surveillance techniques and tracking the flow of terrorist finances around the world.

The Hawaii-based admiral spoke in Phnom Penh after meeting withDefense Minister Tea Bahn during a two-day visit to Cambodia.

There have been fears that Cambodia could be used as a base by terrorists because of its relatively porous borders and poor law enforcement capability.

Keating says the U.S. is anxious to provide whatever help it can so Cambodian authorities may participate in exercises and learn lessons the United States has learned.

My comments to this news is "I told you so....."

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