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Memorandum on Determination to Authorize the Furnishing of Immediate Military Assistance to Colombia and the Provision of Training to Law Enforcement Personnel

August 25, 1989

Presidential Determination No. 89-24

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 506(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended ("the Act"), 22 U.S.C. 2318(a), I hereby determine that:

1. an unforeseen emergency exists which requires immediate military assistance to Colombia; and

2. the aforementioned emergency requirement cannot be met under the authority of the Arms Export Control Act or any other law except Section 506(a) of the Act.

Therefore, I hereby authorize the furnishing of up to $ 65 million in defense articles from the stocks of the Department of Defense, defense services of the Department of Defense, and military education and training to Colombia under the provisions of Chapters 2 and 5 of Part II of the Act.

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 614(a)(1) of the Act, 22 U.S.C. 2364(a)(1), I hereby determine that it is important to the security interests of the United States to provide training, advice or financial support for police, prisons or other law enforcement forces of the Government of Colombia, notwithstanding the provisions of section 660(a) of the Act, 22 U.S.C. 2420(a).

You are authorized and directed to report this determination to the Congress immediately and to publish it in the Federal Register.


GEORGE BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, August 25, 1989.

George Bush, Memorandum on Determination to Authorize the Furnishing of Immediate Military Assistance to Colombia and the Provision of Training to Law Enforcement Personnel Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/323797

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