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Memorandum on the Kaho'olawe, Hawaii, Weapons Range


Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense

Subject: Use of the Island of Kaho'olawe, Hawaii, as a Weapons Range

You are directed to discontinue use of Kaho'olawe as a weapons range effective immediately. This directive extends to use of the island for small arms, artillery, naval gunfire support, and aerial ordnance training. In addition, you are directed to establish a joint Department of Defense-State of Hawaii commission to examine the future status of Kaho'olawe and related issues.

George Bush

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