Friday, October 16

Presidential Memorandum: Provision of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Brazil



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The White House - Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release: October 16, 2009

Presidential Memorandum Brazil Assistance

October 16, 2009

Presidential Determination: No. 2010-02

MEMORANDUM FOR:
THE SECRETARY OF STATE
THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

SUBJECT: Provision of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Brazil

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 1012 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2291-4), I hereby certify, with respect to Brazil, that (1) interdiction of aircraft reasonably suspected to be primarily engaged in illicit drug trafficking in that country's airspace is necessary because of the extraordinary threat posed by illicit drug trafficking to the national security of that country; and (2) that country has appropriate procedures
in place to protect against innocent loss of life in the air and on the ground in connection with such interdiction, which shall at a minimum include effective means to identify and warn an aircraft before the use of force is directed against the aircraft.

The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to publish this determination in the Federal Register and to notify the Congress of this determination.

BARACK OBAMA

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