Memorandum on POW/MIA Military Drawdown for Laos
Presidential Determination No. 93-45
Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Defense
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 575A of the Foreign Operations Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1993 ( Public Law 102-391) (the "Act"), I hereby determine that it is necessary to draw down defense articles from the stocks of the Department of Defense, defense services, and military education and training for Laos for the purposes set forth in the Act, namely: to support efforts to locate and repatriate members of the United States Armed Forces and civilians employed directly or indirectly by the United States Government who remain unaccounted for from the Vietnam War; to ensure the safety of United States Government personnel engaged in such cooperative efforts; and, to support United States Department of Defense-sponsored humanitarian projects associated with POW/MIA efforts.
Therefore, I hereby authorize and direct the drawdown of up to $ 11.8 million of such defense articles from the stocks of the Department of Defense, defense services, and military education and training for Laos, for the purposes and under the authorities of section 575A of the Act.
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
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, September 30, 1993.
William J. Clinton, Memorandum on POW/MIA Military Drawdown for Laos Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/327735