President for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense regarding the continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release August 7, 2014
August 7, 2014
Presidential Determination
No. 2014-12
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
SUBJECT: Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance
to the Government of Colombia
By the authority vested in me as President 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
Colombia, 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) Colombia 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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