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PUBLIC LAW 7 2 6 - J U L Y 18, 1956
Public Law 726
555 CHAPTER 627
AN ACT To amend further the Mutual Security Act of 1954, a s aiuendert, and for other purposes.
July 18, 1956 IH. IH. R. 11356]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be A ^ " f^ilfsl**'""^^ cited as the "Mutual Security Act of 1956". SEC. 2. The Mutual Security Act of 1954, as amended, is further f ^t^t. 289.^ ^ amended by redesignating section 549, a statement of Congressional policy, as section 2, by inserting it immediately after the first section of the Act and before title I, and by amending it to read as follows: " SEC. 2. STATEMENT or POLICY.—(a) The Congress of the United poucy.^'^^^**""^^ States recognizing that the peace of the world and the security of the United States are endangered as long as international communism and the nations it controls continue by threat of military action, use of economic pressure, internal subversion, or other means to attempt to bring under their domination peoples now free and independent and continue to deny the rights of freedom and self-government to peoples and nations once free but now subject to such domination, declares it to be the policy of the United States to continue as long as such danger to the peace of the world and to the security of the United States persists to make available to free nations and peoples upon request assistance of such nature and in such amounts as the United States deems advisable compatible with its own stability, strength, and other obligations, and as may be needed and effectively used by such free nations and peoples to help them maintain their freedom. " (b) I t is the sense of the Congress that inasmuch as— "(1) the United States, through mutual security programs, has made substantial contributions to the economic recovery and rehabilitation of the nations of Western Europe; "(2) due in part to those programs, it has been possible for such nations to achieve complete economic recovery and to regain their military strength; and "(3) certain other friendly nations of the world remain in need of assistance in order that they may defend themselves against aggression and contribute to the security of the free world, those nations that have been assisted in their recovery should, in the future, share with the United States to a greater extent the financial burden of providing aid to those countries which are still in need of assistance of the type provided under this Act. "(c) It is the sense of the Congress that assistance under this Act shall be administered so as to assist other peoples in their efforts to achieve self-government or independence under circumstances which will enable them to assume an equal station among the free nations of the world and to fulfill their responsibilities for self-government or independence." SEC. 3. Title I, chapter 1, of the Mutual Security Act of 1954, as Military assistamended, which relates to military assistance, is further amended ^"** as follows: (a) In section 103(a), which relates to authorizations, add the «,s? Stat. 833; 69 n i l -
lollowing new paragraph: 22 USC 1813. "(3) I n addition, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the President to carry out the purposes of this chapter not to exceed $2,225,000,000, which shall remain available until expended." (b) I n section 105 strike out subsections (c) and (d), and strike gtff 284*' *^'*' ^^ out the reference to subsection (d) in section 513. 22 us'c is 13, ^ ^