For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 8, 2006
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense
SUBJECT: Determination to Authorize a Drawdown for Afghanistan
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, including section 202 and other relevant provisions of the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act (Public Law 107-327, as amended) and section 506 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2318, I hereby direct the drawdown of up to $16.998 million of defense articles, defense services, and military education and training from the Department of Defense for the Government of Afghanistan. This determination also amends PD 2005-19, signed January 27, 2005, by substituting "$71.502" therein for "$88.5".
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.
GEORGE W. BUSH
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