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JOINT RESOLUTION removing restrictions on the territorial use of units and members of the Army of the United States, extending the periods of service of such personnel, and amending the National Defense Act with respect to the meaning of the term "Army of the United States"
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of Public Resolution Numbered 96, Seventy-sixth Congress, approved August 7, 1940, as amended, and of Public, Numbered 783, Seventy-sixth Congress (the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940), as amended, insofar as they restrict the territorial use of units and members of the Army of the United States, are suspended during the existence of any war in which the United States is engaged, and during the six months immediately following the termination of any such war.
SEC. 2. The periods of service, training and service, enlistment, appointment, or commission, of all members of the Army of the United States now or hereafter in or subject to active military service of the United States are extended for the period stated in the preceding section: Provided, That nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the President from terminating such periods of service, training and service, enlistment, appointment, or commission at an earlier date in any case.
SEC. 3. Section 1 of the National Defense Act of June 3, 1916, as amended, is amended by striking out the period at the end thereof and inserting in lieu of such period a comma and the following: "and shall include persons inducted into the land forces of the United States under Public, Numbered 783, Seventy-sixth Congress (the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940), as amended.".
Approved by the President December 11, 1941.