January 01, 2012

Obama signs bill freezing Pak aid

 
SEC. 1220. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF PAKISTAN COUNTERINSURGENCY FUND.

    (a) In General- Section 1224(h) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84; 123 Stat. 2521), as amended by section 1220 of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Public Law 111-383; 124 Stat. 4395), is further amended by striking `September 30, 2011' both places it appears and inserting `September 30, 2012'.

    (b) Limitation on Funds Subject to Report and Updates-

      (1) LIMITATION ON FUNDS; REPORT REQUIRED-

        (A) IN GENERAL- Of the amounts appropriated or transferred to the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Fund (hereafter in this subsection referred to as the `Fund') for fiscal year 2012, not more than 40 percent of such amounts may be obligated or expended until such time as the Secretary of Defense, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, submits to the appropriate congressional committees a report on--

          (i) a strategy to utilize the Fund and the metrics used to determine progress with respect to the Fund; and

          (ii) a strategy to enhance Pakistani efforts to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

        (B) MATTER TO BE INCLUDED- Such report shall include, at a minimum, the following:

          (i) A discussion of United States strategic objectives in Pakistan.

          (ii) A listing of the terrorist or extremist organizations in Pakistan opposing United States goals in the region and against which the United States encourages Pakistan to take action.

          (iii) A discussion of the gaps in capabilities of Pakistani security units that hamper the ability of the Government of Pakistan to take action against the organizations listed in clause (ii).

          (iv) A discussion of how assistance provided utilizing the Fund will address the gaps in capabilities listed in clause (iii).

          (v) A discussion of other efforts undertaken by other United States Government departments and agencies to address the gaps in capabilities listed in clause (iii) or complementary activities of the Department of Defense and how those efforts are coordinated with the activities undertaken to utilize the Fund.

          (vi) A discussion of whether the Government of Pakistan is demonstrating a continuing commitment to and is making significant efforts toward the implementation of a strategy to counter IEDs, including efforts to attack IED networks, monitor known precursors used in IEDs, and develop a strict protocol for the manufacture of explosive materials, including calcium ammonium nitrate, and accessories and their supply to legitimate end users.

          (vii) Metrics that will be used to track progress in achieving the United States strategic objectives in Pakistan, to track progress of the Government of Pakistan in combating the organizations listed in clause (ii), to address the gaps in capabilities listed in clause (iii), and to track the progress of the Government of Pakistan in implementing the strategy to counter IEDs described in clause (vi).

      (2) ANNUAL UPDATE REQUIRED- For any fiscal year in which amounts in the Fund are requested to be made available to the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Defense, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees, at the same time that the President's budget is submitted pursuant to section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, an update of the report required under paragraph (1).

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