Memorandum on POW/MIA Military Drawdown for Vietnam
Presidential Determination No. 96-42
Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Defense
Subject: POW/MIA Military Drawdown for Vietnam
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 535 of the 1996 Foreign Operations Assistance Act (Public Law 104-107) (the "Act"), I hereby determine that it is necessary to draw down defense articles from the stocks of the Department of Defense for Vietnam for the purposes set forth in the Act of supporting 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.
Therefore, I hereby authorize and direct the drawdown of up to $3 million of such defense articles from the stocks of the Department of Defense for Vietnam, for the purposes and under the authorities of section 535 of the Act.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to report this determination to the Congress and to publish it in the Federal Register.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, August 24, 1996.
William J. Clinton, Memorandum on POW/MIA Military Drawdown for Vietnam Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307870