[House Report 108-120]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]



108th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    108-120

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      PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 1588, NATIONAL DEFENSE 
                 AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004

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May 20, 2003.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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   Mrs. Myrick, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                      [To accompany H. Res. 245 ]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 245, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to 
the House with the recommendation that the resolution be 
adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1588, the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, under 
a structured rule. The rule provides two hours of general 
debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and 
ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services. The 
rule waives all points of order against consideration of the 
bill.
    The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services now 
printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for 
the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read. The 
rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the 
nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed 
Services.
    The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in 
this report. The rule provides that amendments will be 
considered only in the order specified in this report (except 
as specified in section 2 of the resolution), may be offered 
only by a Member designated in this report, shall be debatable 
for the time specified in this report, shall not be subject to 
amendment (except that the chairman and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Armed Services each may offer one pro forma 
amendment for the purpose of further debate on any pending 
amendment), shall be considered as read, and shall not be 
subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule 
waives all points of order against amendments printed in this 
report.
    The rule allows the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole 
to recognize for the consideration of any amendment printed in 
the report out of the order printed, but not sooner than one 
hour after the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or a 
designee announces from the floor a request to that effect.
    The rule provides that during consideration of the bill 
under this resolution or by a subsequent order of the House 
that after a motion that the Committee rise or after a motion 
to strike out the enacting words of the bill (as described in 
clause 9 of rule XVIII) has been rejected on a legislative day, 
the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may entertain 
another such motion on that day only if offered by the chairman 
of the Committee on Armed Services or the Majority Leader.
    Finally, the rule provides that, after disposition of the 
amendments printed in the report, the Committee of the Whole 
shall rise without motion and no further consideration of the 
bill shall be in order except by a subsequent order of the 
House.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    Pursuant to clause 3(b) of House rule XIII the results of 
each record vote on an amendment or motion to report, together 
with the names of those voting for and against, are printed 
below:

Rules Committee Record Vote No. 74

    Date: May 20, 2003.
    Measure: H.R. 1588--National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2004.
    Motion by: Mr. Frost.
    Summary of motion: To make in order the amendment offered 
by Representative Ackerman, which encourages the Department of 
Defense and the Navy to engage with the government of Israel 
and the Israel Defense Forces to establish appropriate and 
effective arrangements to ensure the safety of U.S. Navy 
vessels and personnel, and subsequently, to resume regular port 
visits to Haifa, Israel, by the U.S. Sixth Fleet.
    Results: Defeated 3 to 9.
    Vote by Members: Goss--Nay; Linder--Nay; Pryce--Nay; Diaz-
Balart--Nay; Hastings (WA)--Nay; Myrick--Nay; Sessions--Nay; 
Reynolds--Nay; Frost--Yea; McGovern--Yea; Hastings (FL)--Yea; 
Dreier--Nay.

Rules Committee Record Vote No. 75

    Date: May 20, 2003.
    Measure: H.R. 1588--National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2004.
    Motion by: Mr. Hastings of Florida.
    Summary of motion: To not make in order the amendment 
offered by Representative Goode, which authorizes the Secretary 
of Defense to assign members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and 
Marine Corps, under certain circumstances and subject to 
certain conditions, to assist the Department of Homeland 
Security in the performance of border protections functions.
    Results: Defeated 3 to 9.
    Vote by Members: Goss--Nay; Linder--Nay; Pryce--Nay; Diaz-
Balart--Nay; Hastings (WA)--Nay; Myrick--Nay; Sessions--Nay; 
Reynolds--Nay; Frost--Yea; McGovern--Yea; Hastings (FL)--Yea; 
Dreier--Nay.

Rules Committee Record Vote No. 76

    Date: May 20, 2003.
    Measure: H.R. 1588--National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2004.
    Motion by: Mr. McGovern.
    Summary of motion: To not make in order the amendment 
offered by Representative Hunter, which makes technical changes 
and includes clarification that no employee of DoD Inspector 
General who was transferred to a Special Court of the United 
Nations shall be subject to Hatch Act enforcement. Also makes a 
change regarding sole source contracts. Strikes Section 317(a), 
and would leave the section of the Endangered Species Act in 
its present form (i.e., ``prudent and determinable''). Strikes 
Section 318(a), and would confine the new definition of 
``harassment'' to ``military readiness activity.''
    Results: Defeated 3 to 9.
    Vote by Members: Goss--Nay; Linder--Nay; Pryce--Nay; Diaz-
Balart--Nay; Hastings (WA)--Nay; Myrick--Nay; Sessions--Nay; 
Reynolds--Nay; Frost--Yea; McGovern--Yea; Hastings (FL)--Yea; 
Dreier--Nay.

Rules Committee Record Vote No. 77

    Date: May 20, 2003.
    Measure: H.R. 1588--National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2004.
    Motion by: Mr. McGovern.
    Summary of motion: To make in order the amendment offered 
by Representatives Rahall and Dingell, which strikes limitation 
on Endangered Species Act (ESA) critical habitat designations 
unrelated to the Department of Defense. Prohibits designation 
of critical habitat on military lands under the ESA when 
Defense Department conservation plans for threatened and 
endangered species meet specified criteria. Clarifies that any 
impact on national security will be considered when designating 
critical habitat. Codifies the National Research Council's 2000 
definition of the term ``harassment'' under the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act (MMPA), but only as applicable to military 
activities. Provides for Defense Department national security 
exemptions from the MMPA if sought by the President during war 
or times of declared national emergencies. Strikes changes to 
MMPA ``incidental take'' standards. Strikes special exemption 
from ESA compliance at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
    Results: Defeated 3 to 9.
    Vote by Members: Goss--Nay; Linder--Nay; Pryce--Nay; Diaz-
Balart--Nay; Hastings (WA)--Nay; Myrick--Nay; Sessions--Nay; 
Reynolds--Nay; Frost--Yea; McGovern--Yea; Hastings (FL)--Yea; 
Dreier--Nay.

           SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER UNDER THE RULE

    1. Hunter: Makes technical changes and includes 
clarification that no employee of DoD Inspector General who was 
transferred to a Special Court of the United Nations shall be 
subject to Hatch Act enforcement. Also makes a change regarding 
sole source contracts. Strikes Section 317(a), and would leave 
the section of the Endangered Species Act in its present form 
(i.e., ``prudent and determinable''). Strikes Section 318(a), 
and would confine the new definition of ``harassment'' to 
``military readiness activity.'' (10 minutes)
    2. Goode: Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to assign 
members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, under 
certain circumstances and subject to certain conditions, to 
assist the Department of Homeland Security in the performance 
of border protections functions. (20 minutes)
    3. Sanchez, Loretta (CA): Permits Department of Defense 
facilities, not located in the United States, to perform 
abortions. (30 minutes)
    4. Tauscher: Transfers $15 million for the Robust Nuclear 
Earth Penetrator and the $6 million for additional and 
exploratory studies under the Advanced Concepts Initiative to 
conventional programs to defeat hardened and deeply buried 
targets. (20 minutes)
    5. Hoeffel: Requires the President to submit an annual 
report on the number of strategic nuclear warheads that have 
been dismantled in the previous calendar year and that will be 
dismantled in the coming year. The requirement would commence 
upon completion of the Moscow Treaty. (10 minutes)
    6. Goss: Requires the Secretary of Defense to report on 
appropriate steps that could be taken by Department of Defense 
in response to nations that attempt to commence legal 
proceedings against any current or former official or employee 
of the United States relating to the performance of official 
duties. (20 minutes)
    7. Goss: Requires a study by the Secretary of Defense to 
conduct an assessment of U.S. costs associated with the 
location of the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty 
Organization (NATO) in Brussels, Belgium, and the costs and 
benefits of relocating the headquarters to a suitable location 
in another NATO member country, including those nations invited 
to join NATO at the Prague summit in 2002. (20 minutes)
    8. Saxton: Repeals the statutory requirement that an 
officer serving as defense attache to France must hold, or be 
on the promotion list, the grade or brigadier general or rear 
admiral, lower half. (10 minutes)
    9. Hunter: Sense of Congress regarding changes within NATO 
(i.e., the expansion to include former Soviet-bloc member 
states). Asks President to reevaluate U.S. defense posture in 
Europe in order to take maximum advantage of basing and 
training ops in the territory of new NATO members. (20 minutes)

                    TEXT OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

 1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hunter of California, 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 34, line 15, strike the first period.
  Page 90, line 17, insert open quotation marks before 
``subparagraph''.
  Page 99, line 7, strike the open quotation marks.
  Page 125, line 5, strike ``551'' and insert ``991''.
  Page 136, beginning on line 4, strike ``chapter'' and insert 
``subchapter''.
  Strike section 617(b)(2) (page 165, line 19, through the 
matter following line 6 on page 166) and insert the following:
  (2) The heading of such section, and the item relating to 
such section in the table of sections at the beginning of 
chapter 40 of such title, are each amended by striking the 
sixth word.
  Page 210, line 12, strike the single open and close quotation 
marks and insert double open and close quotation marks.
  Page 213, line 25, insert ``of such section'' after 
``Subsection (c)''.
  Page 219, beginning on line 18, strike ``the end''.
  Page 220, line 8, strike ``adding at the end'' and insert 
``inserting after the item relating to section 2435''.
  Page 227, line 5, strike ``(d)'' and insert ``(d)(3)''.
  Page 229, line 14, strike ``Unites'' and insert ``United''.
  Page 231, line 14, strike ``Department of'' and all that 
follows through ``amounts'' on line 15 and insert ``Department 
of Defense such amounts''.
  Page 231, line 18, strike ``; and'' and insert a period.
  Page 231, strike lines 19 and 20.
  Page 232, in the matter after line 16, strike ``Unites'' and 
insert ``United''.
  In section 1012(b)(1) (page 253, line 13), insert ``the end 
of such subsection'' after ``through''.
  In section 1014(b)(1) (page 257, line 2), strike ``this 
title'' and insert ``title XXXV''.
  Page 262, line 20, insert a one-em dash after the period.
  Page 264, line 11, strike ``2216(a)'' and insert ``2216(i)''.
  Page 264, line 15, insert ``(1)'' before ``Not later than''.
  Page 271, line 11, strike ``striking `by''.
  Page 275, line 19, strike ``2868'' and insert ``2868(a)''.
  In section 1031(d), strike paragraph (2) (page 290, lines 13-
15) and insert the following:
  (2) Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize 
the Secretary to acquire, lease, construct, improve, renovate, 
remodel, repair, operate, or maintain facilities having general 
utility.
  Page 299, line 6, strike ``after section 425'' and insert 
``at the end of subchapter I (after the section added by 
section 805(b)(1) of this Act)''.
  Page 299, line 8, strike ``426'' and insert ``427''.
  Page 301, line 20, after ``at the end'' insert ``(after the 
item added by section 805(b)(2) of this Act''.
  Page 301, in the matter after line 21, strike ``426'' and 
insert ``427''.
  Page 303, beginning on line 11, strike ``such subchapter'' 
and insert ``subchapter I of such chapter''.
  In section 1045(a)(7), strike ``7503(d)'' (page 310, line 16) 
and insert ``7305(d)''.
  In section 1045(e), strike ``819'' (page 311, line 25) and 
insert ``819(a)''.
  In section 317, strike subsection (a) (page 59, lines 18 
through 21) and redesignate subsequent subsections accordingly.
  In section 318, strike subsection (a) (page 61, lines 3 
through 18) and insert the following new subsection:
  (a) Definition of Harassment for Military Readiness 
Activities.--Section 3(18) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act 
of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1362(18)) is amended by striking 
subparagraphs (B) and (C) and inserting the following new 
subparagraphs:
          ``(B) In the case of a military readiness activity 
        (as defined in section 315(f) of Public Law 107-314; 16 
        U.S.C. 703 note), the term `harassment' means--
                  ``(i) any act that injures or has the 
                significant potential to injure a marine mammal 
                or marine mammal stock in the wild; or
                  ``(ii) any act that disturbs or is likely to 
                disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock 
                in the wild by causing disruption of natural 
                behavioral patterns, including, but not limited 
                to, migration, surfacing, nursing, breeding, 
                feeding, or sheltering, to a point where such 
                behavioral patterns are abandoned or 
                significantly altered.
          ``(C) The term `Level A harassment' means harassment 
        described in subparagraph (A)(i) or, in the case of a 
        military readiness activity, harassment described in 
        subparagraph (B)(i).
          ``(D) The term `Level B harassment' means harassment 
        described in subparagraph (A)(ii) or, in the case of a 
        military readiness activity, harassment described in 
        subparagraph (B)(ii).''.
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 2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Goode of Virginia, or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 20 Minutes

  At the end of title X (page ____, after line ____), insert 
the following new section:

SEC. ____. ASSIGNMENT OF MEMBERS TO ASSIST BUREAU OF BORDER SECURITY 
                    AND BUREAU OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES 
                    OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

  (a) Assignment Authority of Secretary of Defense.--Chapter 18 
of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after 
section 374 the following new section:

``Sec. 374a. Assignment of members to assist border patrol and control

  ``(a) Assignment Authorized.--Upon submission of a request 
consistent with subsection (b), the Secretary of Defense may 
assign members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps 
to assist--
          ``(1) the Bureau of Border Security of the Department 
        of Homeland Security in preventing the entry of 
        terrorists, drug traffickers, and illegal aliens into 
        the United States; and
          ``(2) the United States Customs Service of the 
        Department of Homeland Security in the inspection of 
        cargo, vehicles, and aircraft at points of entry into 
        the United States to prevent the entry of weapons of 
        mass destruction, components of weapons of mass 
        destruction, prohibited narcotics or drugs, or other 
        terrorist or drug trafficking items.
  ``(b) Request for Assignment.--The assignment of members 
under subsection (a) may occur only if--
          ``(1) the assignment is at the request of the 
        Secretary of Homeland Security; and
          ``(2) the request is accompanied by a certification 
        by the Secretary of Homeland Security that the 
        assignment of members pursuant to the request is 
        necessary to respond to a threat to national security 
        posed by the entry into the United States of 
        terrorists, drug traffickers, or illegal aliens.
  ``(c) Training Program Required.--The Secretary of Homeland 
Security and the Secretary of Defense, shall establish a 
training program to ensure that members receive general 
instruction regarding issues affecting law enforcement in the 
border areas in which the members may perform duties under an 
assignment under subsection (a). A member may not be deployed 
at a border location pursuant to an assignment under subsection 
(a) until the member has successfully completed the training 
program.
  ``(d) Conditions of Use.--(1) Whenever a member who is 
assigned under subsection (a) to assist the Bureau of Border 
Security or the United States Customs Service is performing 
duties at a border location pursuant to the assignment, a 
civilian law enforcement officer from the agency concerned 
shall accompany the member.
  ``(2) Nothing in this section shall be construed to--
          ``(A) authorize a member assigned under subsection 
        (a) to conduct a search, seizure, or other similar law 
        enforcement activity or to make an arrest; and
          ``(B) supersede section 1385 of title 18 (popularly 
        known as the `Posse Comitatus Act').
  ``(e) Establishment of Ongoing Joint Task Forces.--(1) The 
Secretary of Homeland Security may establish ongoing joint task 
forces if the Secretary of Homeland Security determines that 
the joint task force, and the assignment of members to the 
joint task force, is necessary to respond to a threat to 
national security posed by the entry into the United States of 
terrorists, drug traffickers, or illegal aliens.
  ``(2) If established, the joint task force shall fully comply 
with the standards as set forth in this section.
  ``(f) Notification Requirements.--The Secretary of Homeland 
Security shall provide to the Governor of the State in which 
members are to be deployed pursuant to an assignment under 
subsection (a) and to local governments in the deployment area 
notification of the deployment of the members to assist the 
Department of Homeland Security under this section and the 
types of tasks to be performed by the members.
  ``(g) Reimbursement Requirement.--Section 377 of this title 
shall apply in the case of members assigned under subsection 
(a).
  ``(h) Termination of Authority.--No assignment may be made or 
continued under subsection (a) after September 30, 2005.''.
  (b) Commencement of Training Program.--The training program 
required by subsection (b) of section 374a of title 10, United 
States Code, shall be established as soon as practicable after 
the date of the enactment of this Act.
  (c) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the 
item relating to section 374 the following new item:

``374a. Assignment of members to assist border patrol and control.''.
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  3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Loretta Sanchez of 
         California, or Her Designee, Debatable for 30 Minutes

  At the end of title VII (page 196, after line 12), add the 
following new section:

SEC. 708. LIMITING RESTRICTION OF USE OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MEDICAL 
                    FACILITIES TO PERFORM ABORTIONS TO FACILITIES IN 
                    THE UNITED STATES.

  Section 1093(b) of title 10, United States Code, is amended 
by inserting ``in the United States'' after ``Defense''.
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4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Tauscher of California, 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 20 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title II (page 30, after line 7), 
insert the following new section:

SEC. 2____. FUNDING REDUCTIONS AND INCREASES.

  (a) Increase.--The amount provided in section 201 for 
research, development, test, and evaluation is hereby increased 
by $21,000,000, of which--
          (1) $5,000,000 shall be available for Program Element 
        0603910D8Z, strategic capability modernization;
          (2) $6,000,000 shall be available for Program Element 
        0602602F, conventional munitions; and
          (3) $10,000,000 shall be available for Program 
        Element 0603601F, conventional weapons technology.
  (b) Reduction.--The amount provided in section 3101 for 
stockpile research and development is hereby reduced by 
$21,000,000, of which--
          (1) $15,000,000 shall be derived from the feasibility 
        and cost study of the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator; 
        and
          (2) $6,000,000 shall be derived from advanced 
        concepts initiative activities.
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      5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hoeffel of 
        Pennsylvania, or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title X (page 333, after line 21), insert the 
following new section:

SEC. ____. REPORT CONCERNING STRATEGIC NUCLEAR WARHEADS DISMANTLED 
                    PURSUANT TO THE TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF 
                    AMERICA AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ON STRATEGIC 
                    OFFENSIVE REDUCTIONS.

  Not later than 60 days after the exchange of instruments of 
ratification of the Treaty Between the United States of America 
and the Russian Federation on Strategic Offensive Reductions or 
60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, whichever 
occurs last, and on February 15 of each subsequent year, the 
President shall submit to Congress a report concerning any 
strategic nuclear warheads dismantled within the boundaries of 
the treaty during the preceding calendar year and any such 
warheads to be dismantled in that calendar year, pursuant to 
such treaty. During the one-year period beginning on the date 
of the exchange of instruments of ratification of such treaty, 
any such report shall not include information concerning any 
dismantling of warheads during the preceding calendar year.
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6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Goss of Florida, or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 20 Minutes

  At the end of title XII (page 384, after line 3), insert the 
following new section:

SEC. ____. REPORT ON ACTIONS THAT COULD BE TAKEN REGARDING COUNTRIES 
                    THAT INITIATE CERTAIN LEGAL ACTIONS AGAINST UNITED 
                    STATES OFFICIALS.

  (a) Finding.--Congress finds that actions for or on behalf of 
a foreign government that constitute attempts to commence legal 
proceedings against, or attempts to compel the appearance of or 
production of documents from, any current or former official or 
employee of the United States or member of the Armed Forces of 
the United States relating to the performance of official 
duties constitutes a threat to the ability of the United States 
to take necessary and timely military action.
  (b) Report.--Not later than 60 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to 
Congress a report on appropriate steps that could be taken by 
the Department of Defense (including restrictions on military 
travel and limitations on military support and exchange 
programs) to respond to any action by a foreign government 
described in subsection (a).
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7. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Goss of Florida, or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 20 Minutes

  At the end of title XII (page 384, after line 3), insert the 
following new section:

SEC. ____. ASSESSMENT AND REPORT CONCERNING THE LOCATION OF NATO 
                    HEADQUARTERS.

  (a) Assessment.--The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a 
full and complete assessment of costs to the United States 
associated with the location of the headquarters of the North 
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels, Belgium, and 
the costs and benefits of relocating that headquarters to a 
suitable location in another NATO member country, including 
those nations invited to join NATO at the Prague summit in 
2002. The Secretary shall conduct such assessment in 
consultation with the Secretary of State.
  (b) Report to Congress.--Not later than 180 days after the 
date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense 
shall submit to Congress a report of the findings of the 
assessment under subsection (a).
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 8. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Saxton of New Jersey, 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title V (page 91, after line 16), 
insert the following new section:

SEC. 514. REPEAL OF REQUIRED GRADE OF DEFENSE ATTACHE IN FRANCE.

  (a) In General.--Section 714 of title 10, United States Code, 
is repealed.
  (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
beginning of chapter 41 of such title is amended by striking 
the item relating to section 714.
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 9. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hunter of California, 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 20 Minutes

  At the end of title XII (page 384, after line 3), insert the 
following new section:

SEC. ____. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON REDEPLOYMENT OF UNITED STATES FORCES IN 
                    EUROPE

  (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
          (1) In March 1999, in its initial round of expansion, 
        the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) admitted 
        Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary to the 
        Alliance.
          (2) At the Prague Summit on November 21-22, 2002, the 
        NATO heads of state and government invited the 
        countries of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, 
        Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia to join the Alliance.
          (3) The countries admitted in the initial round of 
        expansion referred to in paragraph (1) and the seven 
        new invitee nations referred to in paragraph (2) will 
        in combination significantly alter the nature of the 
        Alliance.
          (4) During the first 50 years of the Alliance, NATO 
        materially contributed to the security and stability of 
        Western Europe, brining peace and prosperity to the 
        member nations.
          (5) The expansion of NATO is an opportunity to assist 
        the invitee nations in gaining the capabilities to 
        ensure peace, prosperity, and democracy for themselves 
        during the next 50 years of the Alliance.
          (6) The military structure and mission of NATO has 
        changed, no longer being focused on the threat of a 
        Soviet invasion, but evolving to handle new missions in 
        the area of crisis management, peacekeeping, and peace-
        support in the Euro-Atlantic area of operations.
  (b) Sense of Congress.--In light of the findings in 
subsection (a), it is the sense of Congress that--
          (1) the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty 
        Organization Alliance and the evolution of the military 
        mission of that Alliance requires a fundamental 
        reevaluation of the current posture of United States 
        forces stationed in Europe; and
          (2) the President should--
                  (A) initiate a reevaluation referred to in 
                paragraph (1); and
                  (B) in carrying out such a reevaluation, 
                consider a military posture that takes maximum 
                advantage of basing and training opportunities 
                in the newly admitted and invitee states 
                referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2), 
                respectively, of subsection (a).