Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/83

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PUBLIC LAW 106-398 —APPENDIX 114 STAT. 1654A-41 Subtitle C—Ballistic Missile Defense SEC. 231. FUNDING FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001. Of the funds authorized to be appropriated in section 201(4), $1,875,238,000 shall be available for the National Missile Defense program. SEC. 232. REPORTS ON BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT POSED BY NORTH KOREA. (a) REPORT ON BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT. —Not later than two weeks after the next flight test by North Korea of a longrange ballistic missile, the President shall submit to Congress, in classified and unclassified form, a report on the North Korean ballistic missile threat to the United States. The report shall include the following: (1) An assessment of the current North Korean missile threat to the United States. (2) An assessment of whether the United States is capable of defeating the North Korean long-range missile threat to the United States as of the date of the report. (3) An assessment of when the United States will be capable of defeating the North Korean missile threat to the United States. (4) An assessment of the potential for proliferation of North Korean missile technologies to other states and whether such proliferation will accelerate the development of additional longrange ballistic missile threats to the United States. (b) REPORT ON REDUCING VULNERABILITY. —Not later than two weeks after the next flight test by North Korea of a long-range ballistic missile, the President shall submit to Congress a report providing the following: (1) Any additional steps the President intends to take to reduce the period of time during which the Nation is vulnerable to the North Korean long-range ballistic missile threat. (2) The technical and programmatic viability of testing any other missile defense systems against targets with flight characteristics similar to the North Korean long-range missile threat, and plans to do so if such tests are considered to be a viable alternative. (c) DEFINITION.— For purposes of this section, the term "United States", when used in a geographic sense, means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and any Commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States. SEC. 233. PLAN TO MODIFY BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE ARCHITEC- TURE. (a) PLAN.— The Director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization shall develop a plan to adapt ballistic missile defense systems and architectures to counter potential threats to the United States, United States forces deployed outside the United States, and other United States national security interests that are posed by longer range medium-range ballistic missiles and intermediaterange ballistic missiles. (b) USE OF SPACE-BASED SENSORS INCLUDED. —The plan shall include— (1) potential use of space-based sensors, including the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Low and Space-Based