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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-456—SEPT. 29, 1988

102 STAT. 1997

officer serving as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the term which b^an on October 1, 1987. PART B—FORCE STRUCTURE SEC. 711. ASSIGNMENT OF COMBATANT FORCES

Section 162(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended— (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting "or to the United States element of the North American Air Defense Command" in the ^rst sentence after "combatant commands"; (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting "or to the United States element of the North American Air Defense Conmiand" after "combatant commands"; and (3) in paragraph (3), by inserting "or to the United States element of the North American Air Defense Conmiand" £Lfter "combatant command". SEC. 712. RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY OF COMMANDER OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND

Section 167(e) of title 10, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking out "activities, including the following functions:" and inserting in lieu thereof "activities, "(2) The commander of such command shall be responsible for, and shall have the authority to conduct, the following functions relating to special operations activities (whether or not relating to the special operations command):"; (2) by striking out subparagraphs (F) and (G); (3) by redesignating subparagraphs (B) through (E) as subparagraphs (D) throi^h (G), respectively; (4) by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following new subparagraphs: "(B) Preparing and submitting to the Secretary of Defense program recommendations and budget proposals for special operations forces and for other forces assigned to the special operations command. "(C) Exercising authority, direction, and control over the expenditure of funds— "(i) for forces assigned to the special operations command; and "(ii) for special operations forces assigned to unified combatant commands other than the special operations command, with respect to all matters covered by paragraph (4) and, with respect to a matter not covered by paragraph (4), to the extent directed by the Secretary of Defense."; (5) by striking out paragraph (2) (as in effect immediately before the enactment of tlus Act) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(3) The commander of the special operations command shall be responsible for— "(A) ensuring the combat readiness of forces assigned to the special operations command; and "(B) monitoring the preparedness to carry out assigned missions of special operations forces assigned to unified combatant commands other than the special operations command. "(4)(A) The commander of the special operations command shall be responsible for, and shall have the authority to conduct, the following: