HR 3994 RFS
H. R. 3994
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 22, 2002
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
To authorize economic and democratic development assistance for Afghanistan and to authorize military assistance for Afghanistan and certain other foreign countries.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS; DEFINITION.
(a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the `Afghanistan Freedom Support Act of 2002'.
(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS- The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents; definition.
TITLE I--ECONOMIC AND DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR AFGHANISTAN
Sec. 101. Declaration of policy.
Sec. 102. Purposes of assistance.
Sec. 103. Principles of assistance.
Sec. 104. Authorization of assistance.
Sec. 105. Promoting cooperation in major opium producing regions of Afghanistan.
Sec. 106. Coordination of assistance.
Sec. 107. Administrative provisions.
Sec. 108. Authorization of appropriations.
TITLE II--MILITARY ASSISTANCE FOR AFGHANISTAN AND CERTAIN OTHER FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Sec. 201. Support for security during transition in Afghanistan.
Sec. 202. Authorization of assistance.
Sec. 203. Eligible foreign countries and eligible international organizations.
Sec. 204. Reimbursement for assistance.
Sec. 205. Authority to provide assistance.
Sec. 206. Promoting secure delivery of humanitarian and other assistance in Afghanistan.
TITLE III--ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH RESPECT TO ASSISTANCE FOR AFGHANISTAN
Sec. 301. Prohibition on United States involvement in poppy cultivation or illicit narcotics growth, production, or trafficking.
Sec. 302. Requirement to report by certain United States officials.
Sec. 303. Report by the President.
(c) DEFINITION- In this Act, the term `Government of Afghanistan' includes the government of any political subdivision of Afghanistan, and any agency or instrumentality of the Government of Afghanistan.
TITLE I--ECONOMIC AND DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR AFGHANISTAN
SEC. 101. DECLARATION OF POLICY.
Congress makes the following declarations:
(1) The United States and the international community should support efforts that advance the development of democratic civil authorities and institutions in Afghanistan and the establishment of a new broad-based, multi-ethnic, gender-sensitive, and fully representative government in Afghanistan.
(2) The United States, in particular, should provide its expertise to meet immediate humanitarian and refugee needs, fight the production and flow of illicit narcotics, and aid in the reconstruction of Afghanistan's agriculture, health care, civil service, financial, and educational systems.
(3) By promoting peace and security in Afghanistan and preventing a return to conflict, the United States and the international community can help ensure that Afghanistan does not again become a source for international terrorism.
(4) The United States should support the objectives agreed to on December 5, 2001, in Bonn, Germany, regarding the provisional arrangement for Afghanistan as it moves toward the establishment of permanent institutions and, in particular, should work intensively toward ensuring the future neutrality of Afghanistan, establishing the principle that neighboring countries and other countries in the region do not threaten or interfere in one another's sovereignty, territorial integrity, or political independence, including supporting diplomatic initiatives to support this goal.
(5) The special emergency situation in Afghanistan, which from the perspective of the American people combines security, humanitarian, political, law enforcement, and development imperatives, requires that the President should receive maximum flexibility in designing, coordinating, and administering efforts with respect to assistance for Afghanistan and that a temporary special program of such assistance should be established for this purpose.
(6) To foster stability and democratization and to effectively eliminate the causes of terrorism, the United States and the international community should also support efforts that advance the development of democratic civil authorities and institutions in the broader Central Asia region.
SEC. 102. PURPOSES OF ASSISTANCE.
The purposes of assistance authorized by this title are--
(1) to help assure the security of the United States and the world by reducing or eliminating the likelihood of violence against United States or allied forces in Afghanistan and to reduce the chance that Afghanistan will again be a source of international terrorism;
(2) to support the continued efforts of the United States and the international community to address the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and among Afghan refugees in neighboring countries;
(3) to fight the production and flow of illicit narcotics, to control the flow of precursor chemicals used in the production of heroin, and to enhance and bolster the capacities of Afghan governmental authorities to control poppy cultivation and related activities;
(4) to help achieve a broad-based, multi-ethnic, gender-sensitive, and fully representative government in Afghanistan that is freely chosen by the people of Afghanistan and that respects the human rights of all Afghans, particularly women, including authorizing assistance for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Afghanistan with a particular emphasis on meeting the educational, health, and sustenance needs of women and children to better enable their full participation in Afghan society;
(5) to support the Government of Afghanistan in its development of the capacity to facilitate, organize, develop, and implement projects and activities that meet the needs of the Afghan people;
(6) to foster the participation of civil society in the establishment of the new Afghan government in order to achieve a broad-based, multiethnic, gender-sensitive, fully representative government freely chosen by the Afghan people, without prejudice to any decisions which may be freely taken by the Afghan people about the precise form in which their government is to be organized in the future, as may be decided through the convening of a traditional Afghan assembly or `Loya Jirga' as agreed to on December 5, 2001, in Bonn, Germany;
(7) to support the reconstruction of Afghanistan through, among other things, programs that create jobs, facilitate clearance of landmines, and rebuild the agriculture sector, the health care system, and the educational system of Afghanistan; and
(8) to include specific resources to the Ministry for Women's Affairs of Afghanistan to carry out its responsibilities for legal advocacy, education, vocational training, and women's health programs.
SEC. 103. PRINCIPLES OF ASSISTANCE.
The following principles should guide the provision of assistance authorized by this title:
(1) TERRORISM AND NARCOTICS CONTROL- Assistance should be designed to reduce the likelihood of harm to United States and other allied forces in Afghanistan and the region, the likelihood of additional acts of international terrorism emanating from Afghanistan, and the cultivation, production, trafficking, and use of illicit narcotics in Afghanistan.
(2) ROLE OF WOMEN- Assistance should increase the participation of women at the national, regional, and local levels in Afghanistan, wherever feasible, by enhancing the role of women in decisionmaking processes, as well as by providing support for programs that aim to expand economic and educational opportunities and health programs for women and educational and health programs for girls.
(3) AFGHAN OWNERSHIP- Assistance should build upon Afghan traditions and practices. The strong tradition of community responsibility and self-reliance in Afghanistan should be built upon to increase the capacity of the Afghan people and institutions to participate in the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
(4) STABILITY- Assistance should encourage the restoration of security in Afghanistan, including, among other things, the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of combatants, and the establishment of the rule of law, including the establishment of a police force and an effective, independent judiciary.
(5) COORDINATION- Assistance should be part of a larger donor effort for Afghanistan. The magnitude of the devastation--natural and man-made--to institutions and infrastructure make it imperative that there be close coordination and collaboration among donors. The United States should endeavor to assert its leadership to have the efforts of international donors help achieve the purposes established by this title.
SEC. 104. AUTHORIZATION OF ASSISTANCE.
(a) IN GENERAL- The President is authorized to provide assistance for Afghanistan for the following activities:
(1) URGENT HUMANITARIAN NEEDS- To assist in meeting the urgent humanitarian needs of the people of Afghanistan, including assistance such as--
(A) emergency food, shelter, and medical assistance;
(B) clean drinking water and sanitation;
(C) preventative health care, including childhood vaccination, therapeutic feeding, maternal child health services, and infectious diseases surveillance and treatment;
(D) family tracing and reunification services; and
(E) clearance of landmines.
(2) REPATRIATION AND RESETTLEMENT OF REFUGEES AND INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS- To assist refugees and internally displaced persons as they return to their home communities in Afghanistan and to support their reintegration into those communities, including assistance such as--
(A) assistance identified in paragraph (1);
(B) assistance to communities, including those in neighboring countries, that have taken in large numbers of refugees in order to rehabilitate or expand social, health, and educational services that may have suffered as a result of the influx of large numbers of refugees;
(C) assistance to international organizations and host governments in maintaining security by screening refugees to ensure the exclusion of armed combatants, members of foreign terrorist organizations, and other individuals not eligible for economic assistance from the United States; and
(D) assistance for voluntary refugee repatriation and reintegration inside Afghanistan and continued assistance to those refugees who are unable or unwilling to return, and humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons, including those persons who need assistance to return to their homes, through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other organizations charged with providing such assistance.
(3) COUNTERNARCOTICS EFFORTS- (A) To assist in the eradication of poppy cultivation, the disruption of heroin production, and the reduction of the overall supply and demand for illicit narcotics in Afghanistan and the region, with particular emphasis on assistance to--
(i) eradicate opium poppy, establish crop substitution programs, purchase nonopium products from farmers in opium-growing areas, quick-impact public works programs to divert labor from narcotics production, develop projects directed specifically at narcotics production, processing, or trafficking areas to provide incentives to cooperation in narcotics suppression activities, and related programs;
(ii) establish or provide assistance to one or more entities within the Government of Afghanistan, including the Afghan State High Commission for Drug Control, and to provide training and equipment for the entities, to help enforce counternarcotics laws in Afghanistan and limit illicit narcotics growth, production, and trafficking in Afghanistan;
(iii) train and provide equipment for customs, police, and other border control entities in Afghanistan and the region relating to illicit narcotics interdiction and relating to precursor chemical controls and interdiction to help disrupt heroin production in Afghanistan and the region;
(iv) continue the annual opium crop survey and strategic studies on opium crop planting and farming in Afghanistan; and
(v) reduce demand for illicit narcotics among the people of Afghanistan, including refugees returning to Afghanistan.
(B) For each of the fiscal years 2002 through 2005, $15,000,000 of the amount made available to carry out this title is authorized to be made available for a contribution to the United Nations Drug Control Program for the purpose of carrying out activities described in clauses (i) through (v) of subparagraph (A). Amounts made available under the preceding sentence are in addition to amounts otherwise available for such purposes.
(4) REESTABLISHMENT OF FOOD SECURITY, REHABILITATION OF THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR, IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH CONDITIONS, AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE- To assist in expanding access to markets in Afghanistan, to increase the availability of food in markets in Afghanistan, to rehabilitate the agriculture sector in Afghanistan by creating jobs for former combatants, returning refugees, and internally displaced persons, to improve health conditions, and assist in the rebuilding of basic infrastructure in Afghanistan, including assistance such as--
(A) rehabilitation of the agricultural infrastructure, including irrigation systems and rural roads;
(C) provision of critical agricultural inputs, such as seeds, tools, and fertilizer, and strengthening of seed multiplication, certification, and distribution systems;
(D) improvement in the quantity and quality of water available through, among other things, rehabilitation of existing irrigation systems and the development of local capacity to manage irrigation systems;
(E) livestock rehabilitation through market development and other mechanisms to distribute stocks to replace those stocks lost as a result of conflict or drought;
(F) mine awareness and demining programs and programs to assist mine victims, war orphans, and widows;
(G) programs relating to infant and young child feeding, immunizations, vitamin A supplementation, and prevention and treatment of diarrheal diseases and respiratory infections;
(H) programs to improve maternal and child health and reduce maternal and child mortality;
(I) programs to improve hygienic and sanitation practices and for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and malaria;
(J) programs to reconstitute the delivery of health care, including the reconstruction of health clinics or other basic health infrastructure, with particular emphasis on health care for children who are orphans;
(K) programs for housing, rebuilding urban infrastructure, and supporting basic urban services; and
(L) disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of armed combatants into society, particularly child soldiers.
(5) REESTABLISHMENT OF AFGHANISTAN AS A VIABLE NATION-STATE- (A) To assist in the development of the capacity of the Government of Afghanistan to meet the needs of the people of Afghanistan through, among other things, support for the development and expansion of democratic and market-based institutions, including assistance such as--
(i) support for international organizations that provide civil advisers to the Government of Afghanistan;
(ii) support for an educated citizenry through improved access to basic education, with particular emphasis on basic education for children who are orphans, with particular emphasis on basic education for children;
(iii) programs to enable the Government of Afghanistan to recruit and train teachers, with special focus on the recruitment and training of female teachers;
(iv) programs to enable the Government of Afghanistan to develop school curriculum that incorporates relevant information such as landmine awareness, food security and agricultural education, human rights awareness, and civic education;
(v) support for the activities of the Government of Afghanistan to draft a new constitution, other legal frameworks, and other initiatives to promote the rule of law in Afghanistan;
(vi) support to increase the transparency, accountability, and participatory nature of governmental institutions, including programs designed to combat corruption and other programs for the promotion of good governance;
(vii) support for an independent media;
(viii) programs that support the expanded participation of women and members of all ethnic groups in government at national, regional, and local levels;
(ix) programs to strengthen civil society organizations that promote human rights and support human rights monitoring;
(x) support for national, regional, and local elections and political party development;
(xi) support for the effective administration of justice at the national, regional, and local levels, including the establishment of a responsible and community-based police force; and
(xii) support for establishment of a central bank and central budgeting authority.
(B) For each of the fiscal years 2002 through 2005, not less than $10,000,000 of the amount made available to carry out this title should be made available for the purposes of carrying out a traditional Afghan assembly or `Loya Jirga' and for support for national, regional, and local elections and political party development under subparagraph (A)(x).
(6) MARKET ECONOMY- To support the establishment of a market economy, the establishment of private financial institutions, the adoption of policies to promote foreign direct investment, the development of a basic telecommunication infrastructure, and the development of trade and other commercial links with countries in the region and with the United States, including policies to--
(A) encourage the return of Afghanistan citizens or nationals living abroad who have marketable and business-related skills;
(B) establish financial institutions, including credit unions, cooperatives, and other entities providing microenterprise credits and other income-generation programs for the poor, with particular emphasis on women;
(C) facilitate expanded trade with countries in the region;
(D) promote and foster respect for basic workers' rights and protections against exploitation of child labor;
(E) develop handicraft and other small-scale industries; and
(F) provide financing programs for the reconstruction of Kabul and other major cities in Afghanistan.
(1) IN GENERAL- Amounts made available to carry out this title (except amounts made available for assistance under paragraphs (1) through (3) and subparagraphs (F) through (I) of paragraph (4) of subsection (a)) may be provided only if--
(A) with respect to assistance for fiscal year 2003, the President first determines and certifies to Congress that a traditional Afghan assembly or `Loya Jirga' has been convened and has decided on a broad-based, multiethnic, gender-sensitive, fully representative transitional authority for Afghanistan; and
(B) with respect to assistance for fiscal years 2004 and 2005, the President first determines and certifies to Congress with respect to the fiscal year involved that substantial progress has been made toward adopting a constitution and establishing a democratically elected government for Afghanistan.
(A) IN GENERAL- The President may waive the application of subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) if the President first determines and certifies to Congress that it is important to the national interest of the United States to do so.
(B) CONTENTS OF CERTIFICATION- A certification transmitted to Congress under subparagraph (A) shall include a memorandum of justification that explains the basis for the determination of the President to waive the application of subparagraph (A) or (B) or paragraph (1).
SEC. 105. PROMOTING COOPERATION IN MAJOR OPIUM PRODUCING REGIONS OF AFGHANISTAN.
(a) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any other provision of law (except as provided in subsection (c)), subsections (a) through (g) of section 490 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2291j), as in effect on January 9, 2002, shall apply with respect to United States bilateral and multilateral assistance to Afghanistan for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2005.
(b) AUTHORITY TO APPLY SECTION 490 OF THE FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1961-
(1) IN GENERAL- The President is authorized and encouraged, to the maximum extent practicable, to apply the provisions of subsections (a), (b), (c), and (e) of section 490 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to United States bilateral and multilateral assistance to major opium producing regions of Afghanistan, including regions within the Badakshan, Helmand, and Qandahar provinces.
(2) REDISTRIBUTION- The President is authorized and encouraged to redistribute any United States assistance withheld from an opium producing region pursuant to this subsection to other major opium producing regions of Afghanistan with respect to which United States assistance has not been withheld pursuant to this subsection.
(3) MAJOR OPIUM PRODUCING REGIONS- The President may define or redefine the boundaries of major opium producing regions of Afghanistan for purposes of this subsection.
(c) REQUIREMENT TO SUPERSEDE- The provisions of this section shall not be superseded except by a provision of law enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act which specifically repeals, modifies, or otherwise supersedes the provision of this section.
SEC. 106. COORDINATION OF ASSISTANCE.
The President is strongly urged to designate, within the Department of State, a coordinator who shall be responsible for--
(1) designing an overall strategy to advance United States interests in Afghanistan;
(2) ensuring program and policy coordination among agencies of the United States Government in carrying out the policies set forth in this title;
(3) pursuing coordination with other countries and international organizations with respect to assistance to Afghanistan;
(4) ensuring that United States assistance programs for Afghanistan are consistent with this title;
(5) ensuring proper management, implementation, and oversight by agencies responsible for assistance programs for Afghanistan; and
(6) resolving policy and program disputes among United States Government agencies with respect to United States assistance for Afghanistan.
SEC. 107. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.
(a) APPLICABLE ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITIES- Except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this title, the administrative authorities under chapters 1 and 2 of part III of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 shall apply to the provision of assistance under this title to the same extent and in the same manner as such authorities apply to the provision of economic assistance under part I of such Act.
(b) USE OF THE EXPERTISE OF AFGHAN-AMERICANS- In providing assistance authorized by this title, the President should--
(1) maximize the use, to the extent feasible, of the services of Afghan-Americans who have expertise in the areas for which assistance is authorized by this title; and
(2) in the awarding of contracts and grants to implement activities authorized under this title, encourage the participation of such Afghan-Americans (including organizations employing a significant number of such Afghan-Americans).
(c) DONATIONS OF MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT; USE OF LAND GRANT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES- In providing assistance authorized by this title, the President, to the maximum extent practicable, should--
(1) encourage the donation of appropriate excess or obsolete manufacturing and related equipment by United States businesses (including small businesses) for the reconstruction of Afghanistan; and
(2) utilize research conducted by United States land grant colleges and universities and the technical expertise of professionals within those institutions, particularly in the areas of agriculture and rural development.
(d) ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES- Not more than 5 percent of the amount made available to a Federal department or agency to carry out this title for a fiscal year may be used by the department or agency for administrative expenses in connection with such assistance.
(1) COMPTROLLER GENERAL- The Comptroller General shall monitor the provision of assistance under this title.
(2) INSPECTOR GENERAL OF USAID-
(A) IN GENERAL- The Inspector General of the United States Agency for International Development shall conduct audits, inspections, and other activities, as appropriate, associated with the expenditure of the funds to carry out this title.
(B) FUNDING- Not more than $1,500,000 of the amount made available to carry out this title for a fiscal year shall be made available to carry out subparagraph (A).
(f) CONGRESSIONAL NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES- Funds made available to carry out this title may not be obligated until 15 days after notification of the proposed obligation of the funds has been provided to the congressional committees specified in section 634A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 in accordance with the procedures applicable to reprogramming notifications under that section.
(g) AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE- Assistance under this title may be provided notwithstanding any other provision of law.
SEC. 108. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
(a) IN GENERAL- There are authorized to be appropriated to the President to carry out this title $300,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2002 through 2004, and $250,000,000 for fiscal year 2005. Amounts authorized to be appropriated pursuant to the preceding sentence for fiscal year 2002 are in addition to amounts otherwise available for assistance for Afghanistan.
(b) AVAILABILITY- Amounts appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations under subsection (a) are--
(1) authorized to remain available until expended; and
(2) in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes, including, with respect to food assistance under section 104(a)(1), funds available under title II of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, the Food for Progress Act of 1985, and section 416(b) of the Agricultural Act of 1949.
TITLE II--MILITARY ASSISTANCE FOR AFGHANISTAN AND CERTAIN OTHER FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
SEC. 201. SUPPORT FOR SECURITY DURING TRANSITION IN AFGHANISTAN.
It is the sense of Congress that, during the transition to a broad-based, multi-ethnic, gender-sensitive, fully representative government in Afghanistan, the United States should support--
(1) the development of a civilian-controlled and centrally-governed standing Afghanistan army that respects human rights and prohibits the use of children as soldiers or combatants;
(2) the creation and training of a professional civilian police force that respects human rights; and
(3) a multinational security force in Afghanistan.
SEC. 202. AUTHORIZATION OF ASSISTANCE.
(1) IN GENERAL- (A) To the extent that funds are appropriated in any fiscal year for the purposes of this Act, the President may provide, on such terms and conditions as he may determine, defense articles, defense services, counter-narcotics, crime control and police training services, and other support (including training) to the Government of Afghanistan.
(B) To the extent that funds are appropriated in any fiscal year for these purposes, the President may provide, on such terms and conditions as he may determine, defense articles, defense services, and other support (including training) to eligible foreign countries and eligible international organizations.
(C) The assistance authorized under subparagraph (B) shall be used for directly supporting the activities described in section 203.
(2) DRAWDOWN AUTHORITY- The President is authorized to direct the drawdown of defense articles, defense services, and military education and training for the Government of Afghanistan, eligible foreign countries, and eligible international organizations.
(3) AUTHORITY TO ACQUIRE BY CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE- The assistance authorized under paragraphs (1) and (2) and under Public Law 105-338 may include the supply of defense articles, defense services, counter-narcotics, crime control and police training services, other support, and military education and training that are acquired by contract or otherwise.
(b) AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE- The aggregate value (as defined in section 644(m) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961) of assistance provided under subsection (a)(2) may not exceed $300,000,000, provided that such limitation shall be increased by any amounts appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations in section 204(b)(1).
SEC. 203. ELIGIBLE FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND ELIGIBLE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.
A foreign country or international organization shall be eligible to receive assistance under section 202 if such foreign country or international organization is participating in or directly supporting United States military activities authorized under Public Law 107-40 or is participating in military, peacekeeping, or policing operations in Afghanistan aimed at restoring or maintaining peace and security in that country, except that no country the government of which has been determined by the Secretary of State to have repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism under section 620A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2371), section 6(j)(1) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. App. 2405(j)(1)), or section 40(d) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2780(d)) shall be eligible to receive assistance under section 202.
SEC. 204. REIMBURSEMENT FOR ASSISTANCE.
(a) IN GENERAL- Defense articles, defense services, and military education and training provided under section 202(a)(2) shall be made available without reimbursement to the Department of Defense except to the extent that funds are appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations under subsection (b)(1).
(b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS-
(1) IN GENERAL- There are authorized to be appropriated to the President such sums as may be necessary to reimburse the applicable appropriation, fund, or account for the value (as defined in section 644(m) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961) of defense articles, defense services, or military education and training provided under section 202(a)(2).
(2) AVAILABILITY- Amounts appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations under paragraph (1) are authorized to remain available until expended, and are in addition to amounts otherwise available for the purposes described in this title.
SEC. 205. AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE.
(a) GOVERNMENT OF AFGHANISTAN- Assistance to the Government of Afghanistan under this title may be provided notwithstanding any other provision of law.
(b) ELIGIBLE FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND ELIGIBLE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS-
(1) AUTHORITY- The President may provide assistance under this title to any eligible foreign country or eligible international organization notwithstanding any other provision of law (other than provisions of this title) if the President determines that such assistance is important to the national security interest of the United States and notifies the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate of such determination at least 15 days in advance of providing such assistance.
(2) NOTIFICATION- The report described in paragraph (1) shall include information relating to the type and amount of assistance proposed to be provided and the actions that the proposed recipient of such assistance has taken or has committed to take.
SEC. 206. PROMOTING SECURE DELIVERY OF HUMANITARIAN AND OTHER ASSISTANCE IN AFGHANISTAN.
(a) FINDINGS- Congress finds the following:
(1) The President has declared his view that the United States should provide significant assistance to Afghanistan so that it never again becomes a haven for terrorism.
(2) The delivery of humanitarian and reconstruction assistance from the international community is necessary for the safe return of refugees and is critical to the future stability of Afghanistan.
(3) Enhanced stability in Afghanistan through an improved security environment is critical to the fostering of the Afghan Interim Authority and the traditional Afghan assembly or `Loya Jirga' process, which is intended to lead to a permanent national government in Afghanistan, and also is essential for the participation of women in Afghan society.
(4) Incidents of violence between armed factions and local and regional commanders, and serious abuses of human rights, including attacks on women and ethnic minorities throughout Afghanistan, create an insecure, volatile, and unsafe environment in parts of Afghanistan, displacing thousands of Afghan civilians from their local communities.
(5) The violence and lawlessness may jeopardize the `Loya Jirga' process, undermine efforts to build a strong central government, severely impede reconstruction and the delivery of humanitarian assistance, and increase the likelihood that parts of Afghanistan will once again become safe havens for Al-Qaeda, Taliban forces, and drug traffickers.
(6) The lack of security and lawlessness may also perpetuate the need for United States Armed Forces in Afghanistan and threaten the ability of the United States to meet its military objectives.
(7) The International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, currently led by Turkey, and composed of forces from other willing countries without the participation of United States Armed Forces, is deployed only in Kabul and currently does not have the mandate or the capacity to provide security to other parts of Afghanistan.
(8) Due to the ongoing military campaign in Afghanistan, the United States does not contribute troops to the International Security Assistance Force but has provided support to other countries that are doing so.
(9) The United States is providing political, financial, training, and other assistance to the Afghan Interim Authority as it begins to build a national army and police force to help provide security throughout Afghanistan, but this effort is not meeting the immediate security needs of Afghanistan.
(10) Because of these immediate security needs, the Afghan Interim Authority, its Chairman, Hamid Karzai, and many Afghan regional leaders have called for the International Security Assistance Force, which has successfully brought stability to Kabul, to be expanded and deployed throughout the country, and this request has been strongly supported by a wide range of international humanitarian organizations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross, Catholic Relief Services, and Refugees International.
(11)(A) On January 29, 2002, the President stated that `[w]e will help the new Afghan government provide the security that is the foundation of peace'.
(B) On March 25, 2002, the Secretary of Defense stated, with respect to the reconstruction of Afghanistan, that `the first thing . . . you need for anything else to happen, for hospitals to happen, for roads to happen, for refugees to come back, for people to be fed and humanitarian workers to move on the country . . . [y]ou've got to have security'.
(b) STATEMENT OF POLICY- It should be the policy of the United States to support measures to help meet the immediate security needs of Afghanistan in order to promote safe and effective delivery of humanitarian and other assistance throughout Afghanistan, further the rule of law and civil order, and support the formation of a functioning, representative Afghan national government.
(c) PREPARATION OF STRATEGY- Not later than 45 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall transmit to the Committee on International Relations and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate a strategy for meeting the immediate and long-term security needs of Afghanistan in order to promote safe and effective delivery of humanitarian and other assistance throughout Afghanistan, further the rule of law and civil order, and support the formation of a functioning, representative Afghan national government.
SEC. 207. SUNSET.
The authority of this title shall expire on December 31, 2004.
TITLE III--ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH RESPECT TO ASSISTANCE FOR AFGHANISTAN
SEC. 301. PROHIBITION ON UNITED STATES INVOLVEMENT IN POPPY CULTIVATION OR ILLICIT NARCOTICS GROWTH, PRODUCTION, OR TRAFFICKING.
No officer or employee of any Federal department or agency who is involved in the provision of assistance under this Act may knowingly encourage or participate in poppy cultivation or illicit narcotics growth, production, or trafficking in Afghanistan. No United States military or civilian aircraft or other United States vehicle that is used with respect to the provision of assistance under this Act may be used to facilitate the distribution of poppies or illicit narcotics in Afghanistan.
SEC. 302. REQUIREMENT TO REPORT BY CERTAIN UNITED STATES OFFICIALS.
(a) REQUIREMENT- An officer or employee of any Federal department or agency involved in the provision of assistance under this Act and having knowledge of facts or circumstances that reasonably indicate that any agency or instrumentality of the Government of Afghanistan, or any other individual (including an individual who exercises civil power by force over a limited region) or organization in Afghanistan, that receives assistance under this Act is involved in poppy cultivation or illicit narcotics growth, production, or trafficking shall, notwithstanding any memorandum of understanding or other agreement to the contrary, report such knowledge or facts to the appropriate official.
(b) DEFINITION- In this section, the term `appropriate official' means the Attorney General, the Inspector General of the Federal department or agency involved, or the head of such department or agency.
SEC. 303. REPORT BY THE PRESIDENT.
Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the President shall transmit to Congress a written report on the progress of the Government of Afghanistan toward the eradication of poppy cultivation, the disruption of heroin production, and the reduction of the overall supply and demand for illicit narcotics in Afghanistan in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
Passed the House of Representatives May 21, 2002.