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PUBLIC LAW 101-511—NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1911 ation be given to aiding such a strike force by funding from appropriate sources for multilateral intelligence-sharing, multilateral training of law enforcement personnel; and multilateral support for crop substitution, drug treatment, drug research and drug education programs. Funds made available under this Act for Department of Defense drug interdiction activities may be expended to fund the participation of United States Armed Forces in conjunction with appropriate United States law enforcement and anti-drug abuse agencies, in accordance with other applicable laws, in such a strike force. SEC. 8136. (a) FINDINGS. —The Congress finds that— (1) the President and Secretary of State have stated publicly that a new international order is being created; (2) such order is characterized, among other things, by— (A) a rough parity of financial and technological strength and of standards of living among Members of the Group of Seven; (B) the successful culmination of allied postwar foreign policy in the emergence of political and economic freedom in formerly communist nations and the progressive integration of such nations into the world economy; and (C) with the reduction of ideological and military tension between members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Warsaw Pact, the increased importance of economic strength in the ability of nations to provide for national security and promote foreign policy objectives; (3) such rough parity of economic strength among Members of the Group of Seven as well as the large and growing net national and international debt of the United States affirm that the new international order should be accompanied by a more balanced distribution of the economic burden of providing for common security than that which accompanied the postwar international order; and \ (4) it should be a priority of United States foreign policy in the new international order to attain at an early stage a more balanced distribution of the aggregate economic burden of common security among advanced industrial nations. (b) NEGOTIATIONS. — It is the sense of the Congress that the Presi- President. dent should negotiate within the Group of Seven to conclude agreements providing for— (Da commonly accepted methodology by which to measure relative rates of expenditures on common security objectives by each Member; (2) through the application of such methodology, commonly accepted calculations of current rates of expenditures on common security objectives by each Member; and (3) a framework, concrete agenda, and timetable of actions by each Member to converge substantially their aggregate rates of expenditures on common security objectives as a proportion of national income over a reasonable, finite period. (c) REPORTS TO CONGRESS. —It is the sense of the Congress that the President should submit reports to Congress no later than August 1, 1991, and August 1, 1992, assessing progress toward the agreements referred to in subsection (b). In the absence of substantial progress toward the agreements referred to.in subsection (b) at the time of issuance of such reports, the President should include in such reports a calculation and comparative analysis of current rates of