Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/263

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PUBLIC LAW 103-337—OCT. 5, 1994 108 STAT. 2897 particularly in the light of the changed circumstances in the region. (10) There is a need for the Secretary of Defense to conduct a comprehensive review of various programs carried out pursuant to such authorities to ensure that such programs are designed to meet the needs of the host nations involved and the regional strategic and foreign policy objectives of the United States, including promotion of sustainable development, effective control of the military by elected civilian authorities, reliable regional security accords, and the appropriate role for militaries in democratic societies. (11) There is a need for the Secretary of Defense to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the various regional security organizations, defense forums, and defense education institutions in the Western Hemisphere in order to identify any improvements needed to harmonize the defense policies of the United States and those of friendly nations of the region. (b) REVIEW AND REPORT.— Not later than May 1, 1995, the Secretary of Defense, shall— (1) in consultation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the commanders of the combatant commands responsible for regions in the Western Hemisphere, carry out a comprehensive review and assessment of the matters referred to in paragraphs (2), (9), (10), and (11) of subsection (a); and (2) submit to Congress a report on the review and assessment carried out pursuant to paragraph (1). (c) CONTENT OF REPORT. —The report shall contain a detailed and comprehensive description, discussion, and analysis of the following: (1) The Department of Defense plan to support United States strategic objectives in the Western Hemisphere. (2) The external and internal threats to the national security of the nations of the region. (3) The various regional security cooperative programs carried out by the Department of Defense in the region in 1994, including training and education programs in the host nations and in the United States and defense contacts set forth on a country-by-country basis, the statutory authority, if any, for such programs, and the strategic objectives served, (4) The various regional security organizations, defense forums, and defense education institutions that the United States maintains or in which the United States participates. (5) The contribution that such programs, defense contacts, organizations, forums, and institutions make to the advancement of regional security, host nation security and national development. United States strategic objectives, and United States foreign policy objectives as described in paragraph (10) of subsection (a). (6) United States humanitarian civic assistance and civic action programs conducted with host countries in the region and the effect that those programs have had in furthering the objectives described in paragraph (10) of subsection (a). (7) The changes made or to be made in the programs, organizations, forums, and institutions referred to in paragraphs (3), (4), (5), and (6) as a result of the comprehensive review.