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[121 STAT. 518]
[121 STAT. 518]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 518

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

‘‘to develop a common coalition approach toward the detention and humane treatment of captured terrorists’’. (2) A number of investigations remain ongoing by countries that are close United States allies in the war on terrorism regarding the conduct of officials, employees, and agents of the United States and of other countries related to conduct regarding detainees. (3) The Secretary of State has launched an initiative to try to address the differences between the United States and many of its allies regarding the treatment of detainees. (b) SENSE OF CONGRESS.—It is the sense of Congress that the Secretary, acting through the Legal Adviser of the Department of State, should continue to build on the Secretary’s efforts to engage United States allies to develop a common coalition approach, in compliance with Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions and other applicable legal principles, toward the detention and humane treatment of individuals detained during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, or in connection with United States counterterrorist operations. (c) REPORTING TO CONGRESS.— (1) BRIEFINGS.—The Secretary of State shall keep the appropriate congressional committees fully and currently informed of the progress of any discussions between the United States and its allies regarding the development of the common coalition approach described in subsection (b). (2) REPORT.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Defense, shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on any progress towards developing the common coalition approach described in subsection (b). (d) DEFINITION.—In this section, the term ‘‘appropriate congressional committees’’ means— (1) with respect to the House of Representatives, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and (2) with respect to the Senate, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Select Committee on Intelligence. Taliban. al Qaeda.

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Subtitle D—Strategy for the United States Relationship With Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia SEC. 2041. AFGHANISTAN.

(a) CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS.—Congress finds the following: (1) A democratic, stable, and prosperous Afghanistan is vital to the national security of the United States and to combating international terrorism. (2) Following the ouster of the Taliban regime in 2001, the Government of Afghanistan, with assistance from the United States and the international community, has achieved some notable successes, including— (A) adopting a constitution;

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