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[119 STAT. 2737]
[119 STAT. 2737]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2005

PUBLIC LAW 109–148—DEC. 30, 2005

119 STAT. 2737

SEC. 9008. Amounts provided in this title for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan may be used by the Department of Defense for the purchase of up to 20 heavy and light armored vehicles for force protection purposes, notwithstanding price or other limitations specified elsewhere in this Act, or any other provision of law: Provided, That the Secretary of Defense shall submit a report in writing no later than 30 days after the end of each fiscal quarter notifying the congressional defense committees of any purchase described in this section, including the cost, purposes, and quantities of vehicles purchased. SEC. 9009. During the current fiscal year, funds available to the Department of Defense for operation and maintenance may be used, notwithstanding any other provision of law, to provide supplies, services, transportation, including airlift and sealift, and other logistical support to coalition forces supporting military and stability operations in Iraq and Afghanistan: Provided, That the Secretary of Defense shall provide quarterly reports to the congressional defense committees regarding support provided under this section. SEC. 9010. (a) Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and every 90 days thereafter through the end of fiscal year 2006, the Secretary of Defense shall set forth in a report to Congress a comprehensive set of performance indicators and measures for progress toward military and political stability in Iraq. (b) The report shall include performance standards and goals for security, economic, and security force training objectives in Iraq together with a notional timetable for achieving these goals. (c) In specific, the report requires, at a minimum, the following: (1) With respect to stability and security in Iraq, the following: (A) Key measures of political stability, including the important political milestones that must be achieved over the next several years. (B) The primary indicators of a stable security environment in Iraq, such as number of engagements per day, numbers of trained Iraqi forces, and trends relating to numbers and types of ethnic and religious-based hostile encounters. (C) An assessment of the estimated strength of the insurgency in Iraq and the extent to which it is composed of non-Iraqi fighters. (D) A description of all militias operating in Iraq, including the number, size, equipment strength, military effectiveness, sources of support, legal status, and efforts to disarm or reintegrate each militia. (E) Key indicators of economic activity that should be considered the most important for determining the prospects of stability in Iraq, including— (i) unemployment levels; (ii) electricity, water, and oil production rates; and (iii) hunger and poverty levels. (F) The criteria the Administration will use to determine when it is safe to begin withdrawing United States forces from Iraq. (2) With respect to the training and performance of security forces in Iraq, the following:

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