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110 STAT. 2674 PUBLIC LAW 104-201—SEPT. 23, 1996 nation, with a goal of achieving by September 30, 2000, 75 percent of such costs. An increase in financial contributions by any nation under this paragraph may include the elimination of taxes, fees, or other charges levied on United States military personnel, equipment, or facilities stationed in that nation. (2) Increase its annual budgetary outlays for national defense as a percentage of its gross domestic product by 10 percent or at least to a level commensurate to that of the United States by September 30, 1997. (3) Increase its annual budgetary outlays for foreign assistance (to promote democratization, economic stabilization, transparency arrangements, defense economic conversion, respect for the rule of law, and internationaly recognized human rights) by 10 percent or at least to a level commensurate to that of the United States by September 30, 1997. (4) Increase the amount of military assets (including personnel, equipment, logistics, support and other resources) that it contributes, or would be prepared to contribute, to multinational military activities worldwide. (b) AUTHORITIES TO ENCOURAGE ACTIONS BY UNITED STATES ALLIES. —In seeking the actions described in subsection (a) with respect to any nation, or in response to a failure by any nation to undertake one or more of such actions, the President may take any of the following measures to the extent otherwise authorized by law: (1) Reduce the end strength level of members of the Armed Forces assigned to permanent duty ashore in that nation. (2) Impose on that nation fees or other charges similar to those that such nation imposes on United States forces stationed in that nation. (3) Reduce (through rescission, impoundment, or other appropriate procedures as authorized by law) the amount the United States contributes to the NATO Civil Budget, Military Budget, or Security Investment Program. (4) Suspend, modify, or terminate any bilateral security agreement the United States has with that nation, consistent with the terms of such agreement. (5) Reduce (through rescission, impoundment, or other appropriate procedures as authorized by law) any United States bilateral assistance appropriated for that nation. (6) Take any other action the President determines to be appropriate as authorized by law. (c) REPORT ON PROGRESS IN INCREASING ALLIED BURDENSHARING. —Not later than March 1, 1997, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report on— (1) steps taken by other nations to complete the actions described in subsection (a); (2) all measures taken by the President, including those authorized in subsection (b), to achieve the actions described in subsection (a); and (3) the budgetary savings to the United States that are expected to accrue as a result of the steps described under paragraph (1). (d) REPORT ON NATIONAL SECURITY BASES FOR FORWARD DEPLOYMENT AND BURDENSHARING RELATIONSHIPS. — (1) In order to ensure the best allocation of budgetary resources, the President shall undertake a review of the status of elements of the United