For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 1, 2002
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense
SUBJECT: Presidential Determination to Authorize the Furnishing of Emergency Military Counterterrorism Assistance to the Armed Forces of the Philippines
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 counterterrorism assistance to the Armed Forces of the Philippines; and
(2) the emergency requirement cannot be met under the authority of the Arms Export Control Act or any other law except 506(a) of the Act.
I therefore direct the drawdown of up to $10 million of defense articles and services from the inventory and resources of the Department of Defense to the Philippines for counterterrorism assistance.
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.
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