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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release May 11, 1998

EXECUTIVE ORDER 13082


JOINT MEXICAN-UNITED STATES DEFENSE COMMISSION

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to add a member of the Joint Staff to the Joint-Mexican-United States Defense Commission, it is hereby ordered that the third paragraph of Executive Order 9080 of February 27, 1942, as amended by Executive Order 10692 of December 22, 1956, and by Executive Order 12377 of August 6, 1982, is further amended to read as follows:

"The United States membership of the Commission shall consist of an Army member, a Navy member, an Air Force member, a Marine Corps member, and a Joint Staff member, each of whom shall be designated by the Secretary of Defense and serve during the pleasure of the Secretary. The Secretary shall designate from among the United States members a Chair thereof and may designate alternate United States members of the Commission."

                                   WILLIAM J. CLINTON
                                   THE WHITE HOUSE,
                                   May 8, 1998.

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