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PUBLIC LAW 102-55—JUNE 13, 1991 105 STAT. 291 DEFENSE COOPERATION ACCOUNT (TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For contributions only to the military relief societies, not to exceed $16,000,000 is appropriated from the Defense Cooperation Account, to be derived only from the interest payments deposited to the credit of such account, and not from any contributions of foreign governments in such account, to be available only for transfer as a contribution by the Secretary of Defense to the following relief societies in not to exceed the following amounts: Army Emergency Relief Society, $10,000,000; Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, $5,000,000; Air Force Aid Society, $1,000,000: Provided, That contributions made as provided herein shall be treated in the same manner, to the same extent, and for all purposes, as contributions received by such societies from private individuals and organizations. GENERAL PROVISIONS—CHAPTER I (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) SEC. 101. The authority provided in this chapter to transfer funds from the Defense Cooperation Account and the Persian Gulf Regional Defense Fund is in addition to any other transfer authority contained in any other Act making appropriations for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 1991: Provided, That any amounts so transferred shall be merged with and available for the same purposes and the same time period as the appropriations to which transferred. The costs for which transfers are provided herein are costs associated with Operation Desert Storm: Provided further. That any limitations applicable to the amounts that may be transferred to individual appropriations of the Department of Defense from the Fund are hereby increased by the amount of transfers made pursuant to this provision. SEC. 102. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the balance of the $15,000,000,000 corpus to be maintained in the Persian Gulf Regional Defense Fund shall be reduced by the amount of transfers from such fund made to support Operation Provide Comfort and other humanitarian relief efforts as provided in this chapter. CHAPTER II DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEFENSE COOPERATION ACCOUNT For a portion of the expenses associated with Operation Desert Storm and the provision of emergency assistance, pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D)(i) of Public Law 99-177, as amended, for refugees and displaced persons in and around Iraq as a result of the recent invasion of Kuwait, and for peacekeeping activities and for international disaster assistance in the region, there is appropriated from the Defense Cooperation Account, $235,500,000, to be derived from any contributions of foreign governments and/or interest payments deposited to the credit of such account, which shall be available only for transfer by the Secretary of Defense to "International Disaster Assistance", "Migration and Refugee Assistance", "United States