THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release October 1, 1996
September 30, 1996
Presidential Determination No. 96-57
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
SUBJECT: Drawdown of Articles, Services, and Military Education and Training from DOD to Provide Antinarcotics Assistance to Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, and the Countries of the Eastern Caribbean
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 506(a)(2) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2318(a)(2) ("the Act"), I hereby determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to draw down articles, services, and military education and training from the inventory and resources of the Department of Defense for the purpose of providing antinarcotics assistance to Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, and the countries of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Security System (RSS), which are: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Therefore, I direct the drawdown in FY 1996 authority of up to $75 million of articles, services, and military education and training from the Department of Defense for such countries for the purposes and under the authorities of Chapter 8 of Part I of the Act.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to report this determination to the Congress immediately and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
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