Presidential Determination and Waiver Pursuant to Section 2249a of Title 10, United States Code, and Sections 40 and 40A of the Arms Export Control Act to Support U.S. Special Operations to Combat Terrorism in Syria, 90183-90184 [2016-30107]

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 239 (Tuesday, December 13, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-30107]




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Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 239 / Tuesday, December 13, 2016 / 
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                Presidential Determination No. 2017-05 of December 8, 
                2016

                
Presidential Determination and Waiver Pursuant to 
                Section 2249a of Title 10, United States Code, and 
                Sections 40 and 40A of the Arms Export Control Act to 
                Support U.S. Special Operations to Combat Terrorism in 
                Syria

                Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the 
                Secretary of Defense

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States, 
                including section 2249a of title 10, United States 
                Code, sections 40 and 40A of the Arms Export Control 
                Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2780 and 2781), and section 301 
                of title 3, United States Code, I hereby:

                 determine that the transaction, encompassing 
                the provision of defense articles and services to 
                foreign forces, irregular forces, groups, or 
                individuals engaged in supporting or facilitating 
                ongoing U.S. military operations to counter terrorism 
                in Syria, is essential to the national security 
                interests of the United States;

                 waive the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A 
                of the AECA related to such a transaction;

                 delegate to the Secretary of State the 
                responsibility under section 40(g)(2) of the AECA to 
                consult with and submit reports to the Congress for 
                proposed exports, 15 days prior to authorizing them to 
                proceed, that are necessary for and within the scope of 
                this waiver determination and the transaction referred 
                to herein;

                 waive the prohibitions in section 2249a of 
                title 10, United States Code, to the extent necessary 
                to allow the Department of Defense to carry out such 
                support; and

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                 delegate to the Secretary of Defense the 
                responsibility under section 2249a(b)(2) of title 10, 
                United States Code, to notify the appropriate 
                congressional committees at least 15 days before this 
                waiver takes effect.

                The Secretary of Defense is authorized and directed to 
                publish this determination in the Federal Register.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, December 8, 2016

[FR Doc. 2016-30107
Filed 12-12-16; 11:15 am]
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