Mr. WARNER (for Mr. Kyl for himelf and Mr. Murkowski) proposed an amendment to the bill, S. 2057, supra; as follows:
On page 268, between lines 8 and 9, insert the following:
SEC. 1064. INCREASED MISSILE THREAT IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION.
(a) Study: The Secretary of Defense shall carry out a study of the architecture requirements for the establishment and operation of a theater ballistic missile defense system in the Asia-Pacific region that would have the capability to protect key regional allies of the United States.
(b) Report: (1) Not later than January 1, 1999, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on National Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate a report containing--
(A) the results of the study conducted under subsection (a);
(B) the factors used to obtain such results; and
(C) a description of any existing United States missile defense system that could be transferred to key allies of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region to provide for their self-defense against limited ballistic missile attacks.
(2) The report shall be submitted in both classified and unclassified form.