Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/207

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PUBLIC LAW 103-337—OCT. 5, 1994 108 STAT. 2841 (1) The Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs of the Senate concluded in its final report, dated January 13, 1993, that "it is likely that a large number of possible MIA remains can be repatriated and several records and documents on unaccounted for POWs and MIA's can be provided from North Korea once a joint working level commission is set up under the leadership of the United States.". (2) The Select Committee recommended in such report that "the Departments of State and Defense take immediate steps to form this commission through the United Nations Command at Panmimjom, Korea" and that the "commission should have a strictly humanitarian mission and should not be tied to political developments on the Korean peninsula.". (3) In August 1993, the United States and North Korea entered into an agreement concerning the repatriation of remains of United States personnel. (4) The establishment of a joint working level commission with North Korea could enhance the prospects for results under the August 1993 agreement. (b) REPORT.— The Secretary of Defense shall, at the end of January and September of 1995, submit a report to Congress on the status of efforts to obtain information from North Korea concerning United States personnel involved in the Korean conflict who remain not accounted for and to obtain from North Korea any remains of such personnel. (c) COMMISSION.—The President shall give serious consideration President, to establishing a joint working level commission with ^I'orth Korea, consistent with the recommendations of the Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs of the Senate set forth in the final report of the committee, dated January 13, 1993, to resolve the remaining issues relating to United States personnel who became prisoners of war or missing in action during the Korean conflict. SEC. 1036. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION CONCERNING UNAC- COUNTED FOR UNITED STATES PERSONNEL FROM THE KOREAN CONFLICT, THE VIETNAM ERA, AND THE COLD WAR. Section 1082 of the National Defense Authori: ation Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-190; 50 U.S.C. 401 note) is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking out paragraph (2) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(2) Paragraph (1) applies to siny record, live-sighting report, or other information in the custody of the official custodian referred to in subsection (d)(3) that may pertain to the location, treatment, or condition of (A) United States personnel who remain not accounted for as a result of service in the Armed Forces or other Federal Government service during the Korean conflict, the Vietnam era, or the Cold War, or (B) their remains."; (2) in subsection (c)— (A) by striking out the first sentence in paragraph (1) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "In the case of records or other information originated by the Department of Defense, the official custodian shall make such records and other information available to the public pursueint to this section not later than September 30, 1995. ";