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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CHS. 579, 580-JULY 16, 1946 post fund as provided for in this Act, and shall be used or disbursed in accordance with the provisions of this Act. SEC. 6 . The annual report to Congress by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs shall include a summarized statement of post fund receipts, disbursements, and investments, and other pertinent infor- mation concerning said post fund. Approved July 16, 1946. [CHAPTER 580] AN ACT To provide assistance to the Republic of China in augmenting and maintaining a Naval Establishment, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstand- ing the provisions of any other law, the President is authorized, whenever in his discretion the public interests render such a course advisable, or will assist in relieving United States forces of duty in China or putting the Government of the Republic of China in better position to protect or improve the safety of navigation in its waters, to provide to the Republic of China such naval services, training, plans, and technical advice as he may deem proper; and to dispose of naval vessels and craft, not to exceed two hundred and seventy-one vessels and craft under authority of this Act, which are in excess of the naval needs of the United States, floating drydocks of capacity sufficient to accommodate any vessel or craft disposed of under authority of this Act, and material necessary for the operation and maintenance of the vessels and craft disposed of under authority of this Act and for the training of the crews of such vessels and craft, to the Republic of China by sale, exchange, lease, gift, or transfer for cash, credit, or other property, with or without warranty, or upon such other terms and conditions as he may deem proper: Provided, That prior to the disposition under the authority of this Act of any battleship, aircraft carrier of any type, cruiser, destroyer (but not destroyer escort), or submarine the President shall first obtain the authority of the Congress in each instance: Provided further, That no information, plans, advice, material, documents, blueprints, or other papers, bearing a secret or top-secret classification shall be dis- posed of or transferred under authority of this Act. SEC. 2 . The President is authorized, upon application from the Republic of China, and whenever in his discretion the public inter- ests render such a course advisable, to detail not to exceed one hun- dred officers and two hundred enlisted men of the United States Navy and Marine Corps to assist the Republic of China in naval matters: Provided,That United States naval or Marine Corps personnel shall not accompany Chinese troops, aircraft, or ships on other than train- ing maneuvers or cruises: Provided further, That the Secretary of Navy is authorized to pay to such persons such additional compen- sation as may be necessary to make appropriate adjustment for increased cost of living occasioned by reason of detail to such duty: And provided further, That while so detailed such officers and enlisted men shall receive the pay and allowances thereunto entitled in the United States Navy or Marine Corps and shall be allowed the same credit for longevity, retirement, and for all other purposes that they would receive if they were serving with the forces of the United States. SEC. 3. The provisions of this Act shall terminate five years after the date of its enactment. Approved July 16, 1946. 539 Report to Congress. July 16, 1946 [H. R . 5356] [Public Law 512] Republic of China. Naval assistance. Disposal of vessels, etc. Training of crews. Secret documents, etc. Detail oofficers and enlisted men. Restriction. Additional compen- sation. Credit for longevity, etc. Termination of Act.