Preface At a meeting in executive session on May 21, the Subcommittee on U.S. Security Agreements and Commitments Abroad received a report classified "top secret" from James G. Lowenstein and Richard M. Moose of the subcommittee staff on a trip which they had made to Laos on behalf of the subcommittee. The information contained in their report added considerably to the subcommittee's understanding of the nature and extent of the activities of the United States in Laos. I felt that the importance of this information was such that it should be brought to the attention of the Senate and accordingly a closed session was held for this purpose on June 7 at my request and with the concurrence of the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. The staff af the subcommittee has now reviewed the report with representatives fo the Department of State and Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency. After consideration of much of the information. in the report - a process which lasted 5 weeks - the representatives both executive branch agreed to publication of the report as now issued. Nevertheless, considerable information has been deleted at their insistence. While I do not agree that the publication of some of the material which has been deleted from the report which follows would adversely affect our national security, the information which does appear will give the American public a far better picture of U.S. involvement in Laos the can be found in any previous public government report.
Stuart Symington, Chairman, Subcommittee on United States Security Agreements and Commitments Abroad, Committee on Foreign Relations.
Pertinent entries (found below) relating to HR 4204 Special Guerrilla Units and irregular forces eligibility for recognition and burial as subscribed by the passage of Public Law 115-141, (Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018), which at Division J, Title II, Section 251 , amended Title 38 Untied States Code (U.S.C.) Section 2402 to adding a new category of persons eligible for interment in Department fo Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries.
The New category of persons eligible under 38 U.S.C.- 2402(a)(10) includes individuals who died on or after March 23, 2018, resided in the U.S. at the time of death, and were naturalized under Section 2(1) of the Hmong Veterans Naturalization Act of 2000 ("2000 Act").