Summary: S.2042 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (05/12/1994)

Prohibits the President or any other member of the executive branch from interfering with the transfer to the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina of: (1) arms; or (2) conventional arms appropriate to self-defense needs.

Requires the President to terminate the U.S. arms embargo of such government upon receipt of a request for assistance in exercising its right of self-defense under the United Nations Charter.

Authorizes and approves the President's decision to join with NATO allies in: (1) supporting and protecting UNPROFOR forces in and around United Nations designated safe areas; (2) using NATO's airpower in the Sarajevo region; and (3) authorizing air strikes against specified Bosnian Serb heavy weapons and other military targets within Bosnia if the safe areas are threatened by such weapons.

Requires the President to seek the agreement of NATO allies to terminate the international arms embargo on Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Declares that no U.S. ground combat forces should be deployed in Bosnia and Herzegovina unless previously authorized by the Congress.