Bush "authorizes" arming of Serbia
has authorized arming of and its once partner, .
According to the White House Press Release, President Bush has authorized
"furnishing defense articles and defense services" to both, and
"Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of
the , including section 503(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of
1961, as amended, and section 3(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as
amended, I hereby find that the furnishing of defense articles and defense
services to the Republic of Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia will
strengthen the security of the and promote world peace," says
the memo to the Secretary of State.
It is not clear whether "furnishing" implies sale of arms or a grant of arms
Addressing the Secretary of State, President George Bush further orders that
"You are authorized and directed to transmit this determination to the
Congress and to arrange for the publication of this determination in the
What could this mean?