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110 STAT. 2642 PUBLIC LAW 104-201—SEPT. 23, 1996 (1) OPERATION ENHANCED SOUTHERN WATCH.— The term "Operation Enhanced Southern Watch" means the operation of the Department of Defense that as of October 30, 1995, is designated as Operation Enhanced Southern Watch. (2) OPERATION PROVIDE COMFORT.— The term "Operation Provide Comfort" means the operation of the Department of Defense that as of October 30, 1995, is designated as Operation Provide Comfort. 10 USC 113 note. SEC. 1042. ANNUAL REPORT ON EMERGING OPERATIONAL CONCEPTS. (a) REPORT REQUIRED.— Not later than March 1 of each year through 2000, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on National Security of the House of Representatives a report on emerging operational concepts. Each such report shall be prepared by the Secretary in consultation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (b) MATTERS TO BE INCLUDED.— Each such report shall contain a description, for the year preceding the year in which the report is submitted, of the following: (1) The process undertaken in the Department of Defense, and in each of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, to define and develop doctrine, operational concepts, organizational concepts, and acquisition strategies to address— (A) the potential of emerging technologies for significantly improving the operational effectiveness of the Armed Forces; (B) changes in the international order that may necessitate changes in the operational capabilities of the Armed Forces; (C) emerging capabilities of potential adversary states; and (D) changes in defense budget projections. (2) The manner in which the processes described in paragraph (1) are harmonized to ensure that there is a sufficient consideration of the development of joint doctrine, operational concepts, and acquisition strategies. (3) The manner in which the processes described in paragraph (1) are coordinated through the Joint Requirements Oversight Council and reflected in the planning, programming, and budgeting process of the Department of Defense. SEC. 1043. REPORT ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MILITARY CfflLD CARE PROGRAMS. (a) FINDINGS. —Congress makes the following findings: (1) The Department of Defense should be congratulated on the successful implementation of the Military Child Care Act of 1989 (originally enacted as title XV of Public Law 101- 189 and subsequently codified as subchapter II of chapter 88 of title 10, United States Code). (2) The actions taken by the Department as a result of that Act have dramatically improved the availability, affordability, quality, and consistency of the child-care services provided to members of the Armed Forces. (3) Child care is important to the readiness of members of the Armed Forces since single parents and couples in military service must have access to affordable child care of good quality\