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                            THE WHITE HOUSE

                     Office of the Press Secretary
________________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release                                       May 11, 1998

                           EXECUTIVE ORDER
                            - - - - - - -
             JOINT MEXICAN-UNITED STATES DEFENSE COMMISSION

     By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and 
the laws of the United States of America, and in order to add a member 
of the Joint Staff to the Joint-Mexican-United States Defense 
Commission, it is hereby ordered that the third paragraph of Executive 
Order 9080 of February 27, 1942, as amended by Executive Order 10692 of 
December 22, 1956, and by Executive Order 12377 of August 6, 1982, is 
further amended to read as follows:

     "The United States membership of the Commission shall consist of 
an Army member, a Navy member, an Air Force member, a Marine Corps 
member, and a Joint Staff member, each of whom shall be designated by 
the Secretary of Defense and serve during the pleasure of the 
Secretary.  The Secretary shall designate from among the United States 
members a Chair thereof and may designate alternate United States 
members of the Commission."

                                   WILLIAM J. CLINTON
                                   THE WHITE HOUSE,
                                   May 8, 1998.
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