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106th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                            H. CON. RES. 42

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

   Regarding the use of United States Armed Forces as part of a NATO 
     peacekeeping operation implementing a Kosovo peace agreement.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 42

_______________________________________________________________________

                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This resolution may be cited as the ``Peacekeeping Operations in 
Kosovo Resolution''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress makes the following findings:
            (1) The conflict in Kosovo has caused great human suffering 
        and, if permitted to continue, could threaten the peace of 
        Europe.
            (2) The Government of Serbia and representatives of the 
        people of Kosovo may agree in Rambouillet, France, to end the 
        conflict in Kosovo.
            (3) Former Senator Robert Dole recently traveled to the 
        region to meet with the Kosovar Albanians and deliver a message 
        from President Clinton encouraging all parties to reach an 
        agreement to end the conflict in Kosovo.
            (4) Representatives of the Government of Serbia and 
        representatives of the Kosovar Albanians are scheduled to 
        reconvene in France on March 15, 1999.
            (5) President Clinton has promised to deploy approximately 
        4,000 United States Armed Forces personnel to Kosovo as part of 
        a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) peacekeeping 
        operation implementing a Kosovo peace agreement.

SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION FOR DEPLOYMENT OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES TO 
              KOSOVO.

    (a) In general.--Subject to the limitations in subsection (b) the 
President is authorized to deploy United States Armed Forces personnel 
to Kosovo as part of a NATO peacekeeping operation implementing a 
Kosovo peace agreement.
    (b) Reports to Congress.--The President should, before ordering the 
deployment of any United States Armed Forces personnel to Kosovo do 
each of the following:
            (1) Personally and in writing submit to the Congress--
                    (A) a detailed statement explaining the national 
                interest of the United States at risk in the Kosovo 
                conflict; and
                    (B) a certification to the Congress that all United 
                States Armed Forces personnel so deployed pursuant to 
                subsection (a) will be under the operational control 
                only of United States Armed Forces military officers.
            (2) Submit to the Congress a detailed report that--
                    (A) in classified and unclassified form addresses 
                the amount and nature of the military resources of the 
                United States, in both personnel and equipment, that 
                will be required for such deployment;
                    (B) outlines and explains the military exit 
                strategy that would control the withdrawal of United 
                States Armed Forces personnel from Kosovo;
                    (C) certifies the chain of command for any such 
                deployed United States Armed Forces personnel; and
                    (D) provides the percentage of United States Armed 
                Forces participating in any NATO deployment in the 
                Kosovo peacekeeping operation, including ground troops, 
                air support, logistics support, and intelligence 
                support, compared to the other NATO nations 
                participating in that operation.
            (3) Submit to the Congress a detailed report that--
                    (A) in classified and unclassified form addresses 
                the impact on military readiness of such deployment;
                    (B) provides the timeframe in which withdrawal of 
                all United States Armed Forces personnel from Kosovo 
                could reasonably be expected;
                    (C) in classified and unclassified form provides an 
                unambiguous explanation of the rules of engagement 
                under which all United States Armed Forces personnel 
                participating in the Kosovo NATO peacekeeping operation 
                shall operate; and
                    (D) in classified and unclassified form provides 
                the budgetary impact for fiscal year 1999 and each 
                fiscal year thereafter for the next five fiscal years 
                on the Department of Defense, and each of the military 
                services in particular; on the Intelligence Community; 
                and on the Department of State as a result of any such 
                deployment.
            (4) Submit in classified form, to the Speaker, the Minority 
        Leader, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the 
        Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives; 
        and the Majority and Minority Leaders, the Select Committee on 
        Intelligence, and the Armed Services Committee of the Senate, a 
        detailed report that addresses the threats attendant to any 
        such deployment and the nature and level of force protection 
        required for such deployment.
            (5) Submit to the Speaker, Minority Leader, and the 
        Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of 
        Representatives; and the Majority and Minority Leaders and the 
        Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate a detailed 
        report that addresses--
                    (A) any intelligence sharing arrangement that has 
                been established as a result of the Kosovo peace 
                agreement;
                    (B) the intelligence sharing arrangement that 
                currently exists within NATO and how such arrangement 
                would be modified, if at all, in the Kosovo context; 
                and
                    (C) whether Russian participation in a Kosovo 
                peacekeeping deployment alongside NATO forces will 
                affect, impede, or hinder any such intelligence sharing 
                arrangement.
            (6) Submit to the Congress a detailed report on the scope 
        of the mission of the United States Armed Forces personnel.
            (7) Submit to the Congress a detailed report prepared by 
        the Secretary of State that--
                    (A) outlines and explains the diplomatic exit 
                strategy that would control the withdrawal of United 
                States Armed Forces personnel from Kosovo;
                    (B) outlines and explains the means and 
                methodologies by which verification of compliance with 
                the terms of any Kosovo peace agreement will be 
                determined; and
                    (C) in classified and unclassified form, explains 
                the terms and conditions included in any peace 
                agreement reached with respect to the Kosovo conflict. 
                Such report should include--
                            (i) a detailed discussion and explanation 
                        of any side agreement, whether or not all 
                        parties to the overall peace agreement are 
                        aware of the side agreement;
                            (ii) a detailed discussion and explanation 
                        of any obligations of the United States arising 
                        from the peace agreement, including any such 
                        obligations with respect to the introduction of 
                        weapons into Kosovo and Serbia;
                            (iii) a detailed discussion and explanation 
                        of any military arrangements, in addition to 
                        the NATO deployment, to which the United States 
                        has agreed to undertake as a result of the 
                        Kosovo peace agreement;
                            (iv) a detailed discussion and explanation 
                        of the funding source for any future plebiscite 
                        or referendum on independence for Kosovo; and
                            (v) a detailed discussion and explanation 
                        of any requirement for forces participating in 
                        the NATO peacekeeping operation implementing 
                        the peace agreement to enforce any provision of 
                        such peace agreement.

SEC. 4. LIMITATION.

    The authorization in section 3 is subject to the limitation that 
the number of United States Armed Forces personnel participating in a 
deployment described in that section may not exceed 15 percent of the 
total NATO force deployed to Kosovo in the peacekeeping operation 
described in that section, except that such percentage may be exceeded 
if the President determines that United States forces or United States 
citizens are in danger and notifies Congress of that determination.

            Passed the House of Representatives March 11, 1999.

            Attest:

                                                                 Clerk.

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