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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-525—OCT. 19, 1984

98 STAT. 2575

justified only if these goals and commitments are substantially met by NATO member nations (other than the United States), (b) The Congress urges the President and the Secretary of Defense to continue to encourage member nations of NATO (other than the United States) to work expeditiously to fulfill the following commitments they have undertaken: (1) To achieve and maintain an annual increase in their defense spending of at least 3 percent, after inflation. (2) To acquire a 30-day supply of air and ground munitions among those NATO members which have committed forces to the Northern, Center, and Southern Regions. (3) To construct the number of minimum essential and emergency operating facilities and semihardened aircraft shelters in Western Europe required by NATO Ministerial Guidance to support, under NATO/SHAPE standards, as a minimum, the annual commitment of United States reinforcing tactical aircraft. (c)(1) After September 30, 1985, none of the funds appropriated pursuant to an authorization contained in this Act or any other Act enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act may be used to support an end strength level of members of the Armed Forces of the United States assigned to permanent duty ashore in European member nations of NATO at any level exceeding a permanent ceiling of 326,414. (2) If the Secretary of Defense certifies to the Congress in writing during any fiscal year after fiscal year 1985 that during the previous fiscal year the member nations of NATO (other than the United States) have undertaken significant measures to improve their conventional defense capacity consistent with the goals set forth in subsection (b) which contributes to lengthening the time period between an armed attack on any NATO country and the time the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, would have to request the release and use of nuclear weapons, the Congress would give strong consideration to authorizing an increase in the permanent ceiling prescribed in paragraph (1) for fiscal years after such fiscal year. (d)(1) Not later than April 1, 1985, and each year thereafter, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report on the status, as of January 1 of the year in which the report is submitted, of the following matters: (A) The number of days of supply of the ground and aerial munitions in hand or on order of the member nations of NATO (other than the United States) which have committed forces to the Northern, Center, and Southern Regions. (B) The number of facilities and semihardened aircraft shelters completed or under construction as they relate to the United States commitment of reinforcing aircraft in the United States Defense Planning Questionnaire (DPQ) Response of the previous year. (2)(A) Beginning with the budget submitted to Congress for fiscal year 1986, but not later than April 1, 1985, and each year thereafter, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report on the status and cost of the United States commitment to NATO as reflected in the DPQ Response and in the defense budget request. The report shall be an annual update of the Department of Defense Report entitled "United States Expenditures in Support of NATO", first submitted to the Congress in June 1984 pursuant to section

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