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Memorandum on Military Assistance for States Participating in the Multinational Force for East Timor

September 21, 1999

Presidential Determination No. 99-39

Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense

Subject: Military Assistance Under Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended, to States Participating in the Multinational Force for East Timor

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2318(a)(1) (the "Act"), I hereby determine that: (1) an unforeseen emergency exists that requires immediate military assistance to states that may participate in the Multinational Force for East Timor; and, (2) the emergency requirement cannot be met under the authority of the Arms Export Control Act or any other law except section 506(a)(1) of the Act.

Therefore, I direct the drawdown of defense articles from the stocks the Department of Defense, defense services of the Department of Defense, and military education and training of an aggregate value not to exceed $55,000,000 to provide military assistance to such states to support their efforts and to enhance their capabilities to restore peace and security to East Timor.

The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to report this determination to the Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.

William J. Clinton

William J. Clinton, Memorandum on Military Assistance for States Participating in the Multinational Force for East Timor Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/226289

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