Memorandum for the Secretary of State and Secreatry of Defense
Authorizing a Drawdown for Afghanistan and Jordan
February 13, 2003
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the laws and Constitution of the United
States, including section 202 and other relevant pro-visions of the Afghanistan
Freedom Support Act (Public Law 107-327) (the "Act") and section 506
of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2318, I hereby
direct the drawdown of up to $165 million of defense articles, defense services,
and military education and training from the Department of Defense, $158 million
for the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan, and $7 million to Jordan
to assist in its operations in Afghanistan, and further have determined, in
accordance with section 205 of the Act, that such assistance to Jordan is important
to the national security interests of the United States.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to report this determination
to the Congress and to publish this determination in the Federal Register.